Charles Krauthammer (born March 13, 1950 in New York City), is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and commentator. His weekly column appears in the The Washington Post and is syndicated in more than 200 newspapers and media outlets. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and The New Republic. Krauthammer appears regularly as a commentator on Fox News and as a weekly panelist on Inside Washington

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It really is a very strong statement from the court about the unbelievable overreach of this president and his administration, it's not a decision that's standing out on its own. This is the culmination of a string of decisions from the courts rebuking the president and his administration for time after time exceeding its authority and stepping over the authority of the other branches.

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On Monday, a federal district court judge appointed by Obama made a ruling opposing, and essentially saying, calling illegal EPA regulations on fracking. The rebuke was a rather strong one. It was almost as if the judge was instructing a middle school class on the constitution, [The president is] a recidivist on this issue, and he needed to be slapped down again.

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Afterwards, we decided to go after them. They were then driven out of their sanctuary, physically. We have not had a major attack on that scale from Al Qaeda since. you can harden all of the soft targets you want in America. You can keep all the Muslim immigrants you want away from our shores. It will make no difference.

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It’s remarkable to me that we seem to completely ignore the one example, historical example… which would show us what works. Al Qaeda had four major attacks against US interests.

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You can harden all of the soft targets you want in America. You can keep all the Muslim immigrants you want away from our shores. It will make no difference.

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The real third rail of American politics is race and racism and if you're accused of it by people in your own party, then it becomes something you can't really shake off, he's skirted around it for a long time… what it's done is it's opened him up to attacks from the inside in a way that hadn't existed before and that I think could have a corrosive effect.

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That flocking and uniting and lighting up for the ‘[Trump] train’ I think is at least on hiatus and it makes some of those who got on the ‘train’ thinking twice, that, I think, is the lurking danger because unless he can unite the rest of the party and can get at least a kind of neutrality out of other leading Republicans, it's going to be hard.

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And,he said he's going to meet withHillary. That will be the point at which he formally hands over his sword and will have negotiated a quid pro quo inside his own Appomattox.

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This is less of a reverberating event, the fact is … Democrats are worried, and should be worried, simply because you ca n’t use the usual playbook against Donald Trump.

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He's revealing who he is. This isn't some gaffe or accident, he had ample opportunity over the weekend to retract, to soften, to move away. Instead, he doubled down.

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It is not just that those who have now decided to throw in support of party unity or whatever reasons have made a tactical mistake in getting behind him, they have to ask themselves, morally, is this the man you want to be the leader of your party? That's what's at stake here. That's why it's a bigger issue.

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Ultimately, everyone knows, he's going to have to endorse, but I think he played it well by saying, after his initial hesitation, ‘I'm not ready, I need to talk about this,’ saying he's willing to step down if Trump asks him to step down as chairman of the convention.

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If [Ryan] steps down, he's not responsible. He's not implicated, assuming the Trump campaign ends up [faring] badly in November. If [Ryan] does stay, that means Trump has not decided to act against him.

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Trump gratuitously went after a Latina, woman governor, popular, and the chairman of the governors’ association. As a matter of what looked like vengeance. It makes no sense politically.

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[Her argument] is a rather tepid one. I’m not against it, I’m not for it. His is strong.

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This is a sham marriage and the reason is simple: good will on both sides, paul Ryan is a conservative; has been all his life, and is committed to certain conservative principles.

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Paul Ryan is a conservative; has been all his life, and is committed to certain conservative principles.

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I think it’s true that there are tactical reasons for Ryan doing this to protect his members, the more cynical comments have been about [Ryan] looking for his own run for 2020, in the future; he is trying to appease his donors. I think that is rubbish.

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The Republicans have experienced the biggest ideological earthquake of a major party in our lifetime. Fifty, 60 years of conservatism has now yielded to a leader who is not a conservative, but who is a populist. That’s a big deal. And I think what the Ryan statement is… if the party is now going to be split between the leader, the populist, and the old-line conservatives… he wants to establish a center of power and a kind of home for the conservative wing.

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Cruz is not the warm and cuddly type.

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That’s what it all hinges on. It’s not a very strong argument in this particular year where the issues that divide voters is not ideology but insiderdom. How much are you inside, how much are you anti-establishment, and how populist are you?

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It’s extremely late…. We’re really at a point now where this is the end game, there is no tomorrow, really. This is a last attempt to try to stop the momentum.

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That could have a psychological effect. Everyone says it’s all about numbers, numbers, numbers, it’s about what the people want in a broad sense. And if you stop him in one place… I think you could have a fight on the floor that looks like it’s a legitimate fight.

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If you get the five state sweep on Tuesday, you have a candidate on a roll coming into Cleveland. If he’s on a roll… he could be 50 [delegates] away, maybe even 100 away. There will be a sense the people want him, you have to go with the people. That’s what the momentum will mean.

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That is a New York massacre.

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The policy here is irrelevant. It is about the encroachment of the president on powers that aren’t his, as it was said by the attorney who is bringing the case, Ken Paxton of Texas, the president himself has admitted over and over again that this is outside his powers.

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We could have a case where you could have a Republican president who believes in abolishing the capital gains tax, congress says no, and he then prioritizes IRS collections and says don't collect the capital gains tax, doing exactly what Obama is doing.

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This is a constellation of events all having to do with women, and watching him on an issue that is central to the conservative movement having no idea how to answer.

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The president said that the South Americans are securing their nuclear materials…. I’d been up late nights unable to sleep thinking about the South American nuclear issue, the president is operating in a world that is detached from ours.

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Obama gave the terror bombing 51 seconds of his speech today in Havana. I thought the whole story of his presidency and its foreign policy was seen in the split screen, on one side, you had the video footage of the attack in Belgium. This is the real world. And on the other side was Obama, in the fantasy world he inhabits, where Cuba is of some geopolitical significance in his mind.

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If Cuba disappeared tomorrow in a volcanic eruption like Santorini, nobody would notice geopolitically.

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The Belgians are completely outmanned, the Europeans have no way of tracking, and… we are completely in the blind. We don't know what we don't know.

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Now the question is, which of the two will it be? It’s not going to be Kasich, there is no way you’re going to reach down to the third in line.

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The idea that the president said today ‘this isn't about ideology it's about competence’ is nonsense. All of that was destroyed with the [Robert] Bork nomination. The most highly competent, qualified nominee probably ever, [was] struck down entirely on ideology and when Obama was in the Senate, he filibustered [Justice Samuel] Alito, who he admitted had all the qualifications.

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Look at how interesting and how pointed was the timing of this. Trump planned it for the morning after the debate, he’s always been able to steal the thunder of whatever story’s coming out of the debate.

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His opponents had no idea what to do, and they hung back. that could be the last chance for challenging him in that kind of a forum. [Trump] escaped completely unscathed.

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He’s always been able to steal the thunder of whatever story’s coming out of the debate.

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Trump didn’t have a bad debate. There was no debate the night before.

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That could be the last chance for challenging him in that kind of a forum. [Trump] escaped completely unscathed.

Charles Krauthammer

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I am not sure he [Cruz] has cured the problem at all.

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I think the odds are that Trump is going to win, probably big. That's expected, [But] I think the real key is going to be what the distance is between the one who comes in third, and the bottom three.

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If the race is a three way race, then it really is a toss-up, who of the top three will get it, if it remains a six man race [or] a five man race that means that Trump will romp all the way to the nomination, because he will dominate if the so-called establishment vote is split.

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If it remains a six man race [or] a five man race that means that Trump will romp all the way to the nomination, because he will dominate if the so-called establishment vote is split.

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The problem in this race is not necessarily that there is a revolt of Trump-ites against the Washington establishment. [There] is a significant plurality.

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You add up Cruz and Rubio, both of them conservatives - one more conservative, fundamentalist if you like than the other and what you have is 51% of Iowa whose conservative and one quarter Trump is populist.

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What is surprising is that Obama announced publiclyafter the Merkel scandal that we will cease doing that to close allies, so apparently we did for close NATO allies, but we apparently made just a few exceptions and one of them is the leader of Turkey, Erdogan - not exactly a savory character. The other one was a close ally of democracy an elected leader, Netanyahu.

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This is a way to win a battle with Congress, and they knew that this was not something you’re supposed to do. That’s why there was no paper trail or request, that is, I think, a violation of the power of the executive, fearing with legitimate activities and interactions of the Congress and also of pro-advocates who would and should expect with the private communications on behalf of political advocacy is something that the government ought not listen to, listen in on and abuse and that was done.

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He elevates himself above all the others. He’s been shooting at all the others for six months, and now he says 'I’m done, I’ve been able to knock ‘em all down'.

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His problem is not staff, I'm not sure it's organization, yes, he's collected a lot of money and gone through a ton of it with little result. The problem is the candidate, the problem is once we had the Paris attack and the attack here in the United States, it became an election dominated by terrorism… That’s not his strong suit to say the least.

Charles Krauthammer

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I never thought he had much of a chance at any point in the race, but when it turned as a result of external events, I think it dealt him out.

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It looks as if Cruz has gotten a lot of the Carson support in Iowa, but Trump appears to have gotten a lot of it nationally.

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It just tells you what Obama is thinking, it’s not just the illegality of the act, it’s the fact he did not even recognize what he had essentially done.

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It wasn’t only a lie but a particular lie on the part of Hillary, given her history, she ought to be a little bit careful about talking about incendiary American videos that are radicalizing jihadists.

Charles Krauthammer

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To me, he was being sarcastic, this is a way of dissing or sort of showing condescension.

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If you define amnesty as he does, as citizenship, yes he fought that, if you define it as allowing people who came here illegally not to suffer the consequences of illegal entry, which by law should be deportation, he did not oppose that. It is very clear that he supported it and as you showed last night and has been shown in many, many pieces of evidence.

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At the time he said he was in favor of a compromise that would take the 11 million out of the shadows and give them legal status, i'm not sure I understand why he's doubling down on denying what you can demonstrate with pieces of tape. Perhaps he sees that it's worked for other candidates.

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It is indefensible, even if you put all that aside, which you would not but if you wanted to, and just talk about the practicality of this.

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He was told he has to show he thinks this is a problem. His problem since the day he took office, he never wanted to fight the war on terror, i think, deep down, he believes the war on terror was a gross overreach.

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[Obama last night] said if you talk about the Muslims in a bad way, that's a recruiter for ISIS. Guantanamo was a recruiter for ISIS. When the fact is the cruelty and the savagery.... is the recruiter for ISIS, [The president] locates the origin of all that recruiting in what we do, and he thinks therefore, the cue is for us to do as little as possible. It’s an insane strategic view of the world, but he actually holds it.

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I think, deep down, he believes the war on terror was a gross overreach.

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The Russians left Afghanistan 25 years ago. [Obama has] been in office seven years. Seventy-six percent of the combat deaths in Afghanistan have occurred under Obama, and there's little doubt that our position in Afghanistan today is weaker than seven years ago when he came into office, so when he's trying to instruct Putin on national interests and on quagmires, he's on rather thin ground.

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[Regarding the Syria conflict], he does say that eventually Putin will come to his senses… Obama has been saying [he] understands the Russian national security interests, and Putin doesn’t.

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We're not asking a lot of the president. We're simply asking what the French president has, for a modicum of urgency, a modicum of commitment, and it has never been there, it isn't there now, and it's not going to happen between now and the day he leaves office.

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Wars end when either one side is defeated or the other side stops. The other side is not stopping, under Obama's tenure, Al Qaeda, which is sort of international terrorism, jihadist terrorism, has expanded to a point where a branch, ISIS is essentially a branch, is the largest training camp of terrorism in the history of the world.

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The republicans aren’t forfeiting once again, it's a talent of theirs, an enormous opportunity.

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Who cares who brought it up.

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What struck me above all was not the misstatement of facts or the delusions about what's going on, it's the president's tone. There was this lassitude, passivity, annoyance, he was irritable, you know, 'You guys asking me again if the strategy is working,' as if it's all so obvious that it is.

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The French said this was an act of war, and he calls it a setback.

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Well, in fact he did [say that].

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Number one, they depend hugely on tourism to get their foreign exchange. Sharm el-Sheikh is one of their number one tourist destinations. The only way to get there is by airplane. You shut down the airport, it dies, the second [reason they’re afraid] is that the Egyptian regime is in a death struggle with radical Islam in the country… And now if they're able to bring down airplanes, the prestige of the regime in sort of winning the battle against the jihadists is really diminished.

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[Russia has] a reputation of being utterly ruthless. You don't want to mess with Boris, if this turns out to be an attack on a Russian airliner, they're going to have either their deterrent is going to be diminished, or they're going to have a furious response, which could incidentally help us, cause it would be against ISIS.

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The second [reason they’re afraid] is that the Egyptian regime is in a death struggle with radical Islam in the country… And now if they're able to bring down airplanes, the prestige of the regime in sort of winning the battle against the jihadists is really diminished.

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They really handle themselves. With dexterity on the stage in the way that nobody else did, i think it’s likely that one of those two will be the one who come up against the outsider and then we’ll see.

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He’s got some political experience. The others have none and that I think is the big difference.

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When you say to the audience openly, ‘This election isn't about you, it's about me,’ when you're supposed to say, ‘It's all about you’…then you've gone over a line. what kind of person, even trying to make an amusing point, is going to say something like that, ‘Get my numbers up,’ basically, ‘I'm melting, I'm melting, help me out here,’.

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When [Trump] loses, can he handle it? If it’s anything like what he did yesterday, this could be an inflection point, if not, he can recover.

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This is not going to end well, republicans have demonstrated, if they ’ve demonstrated anything, Republicans in the Congress have shown that they have no ability to conduct successful investigations under this administration. Everything they've touched has failed or backfired.

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Sure you can win the vote for the speakership but that ’s not a problem, problem is do you have any guarantees from the Freedom Caucus that they are going to back you on the debt ceiling, on the budget, on reconciliation, on all of that that ’s coming up. Charles Krauthammer added the conservative group that helped force the resignation of SpeakerJohn Boehner will most likely back Ryan if hegoes for speakership.

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The timing is incomprehensible, it's only explainable by saying ‘it's Biden,’.

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He does not want that embarrassment, i think he’ll hold the 10,000. I think that’s the right policy. And he wants to dump it in the lap of the next president.

Charles Krauthammer

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What she is counting on, which I think it actually works, is that the public is not going to follow each of these statements.

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He is the luckiest Russian ever to have drawn an opponent like Obama.

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The Soviet Ministry announces they hit ISIS targets. Everyone knows it is a lie, like all of the lies that were issued in the Ukraine, they were not hitting ISIS. ISIS isn’t in the area. They were hitting… a stronghold for the Free Syrian Army.

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[Kerry was] saying, ‘Well, you know, we’ve got a little problem about the nature of the targets Russia attacked today, but we’ll go on with other stuff about that later,’.

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People are looking at it because he's the frontrunner and that was a very nasty question, now, you can explain it away -- if he didn't hear it, then he didn't hear it. Although a lot of journalists did. Second, you can say this is a guy who hasn't done town halls… I believe this is the second one he ever did, and a more practiced politician would have understood, or immediately sort of undermined and denied the premise.

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9 months ago

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The problem is that Trump, he himself had trumpeted, if you like, the birther theories, the idea [President Obama] wasn't an American, he wasn't a Christian… and he hasn't, as far as I know, directly repented that, i think now he needs to answer that question, and he can simply say, 'I looked at the evidence, and I was wrong.' But he doesn't say that very easily.

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I think now he needs to answer that question, and he can simply say, 'I looked at the evidence, and I was wrong.' But he doesn't say that very easily.

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There is a reason that these murder rates are going up, that is because we’re having a slow motion police strike where police are either not going into the neighborhoods or pulling away in a dangerous incident over confrontation.

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You had on that stage very strong candidates, and if you were to take away the glitz and the buzz and all the smoke, you would have seen the strongest field of candidate the Republicans have had in 30 years.

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10 months ago

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He’s a brilliant showman. He has succeeded in taking all the attention away from what actually happened in the debate, and I think the GOP will rue the day, because this is a great opportunity to show off the field.

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10 months ago

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This is a guy who’s running as the tough guy, the foundation of his campaign is our negotiators, our president, our administrations are stupid. They’re weak, they get kicked over in negotiations.

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He says he was treated not nicely by three Fox News anchors. It doesn’t quite fit.

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If she had come clean-- which, of course, has never happened in the history of the Clintons-- they might have been able to do a document dump at the beginning, get it out of the way, a month or two ago, but now, they've been ordered by a judge, and there’ll be a release every other week, I think, for weeks and weeks, which keeps the story going forever, even if there isn't any smoking gun in any of these individual releases.

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[and] was acting pre-ISIS, what ISIS does is I think it gives direction, organization, and because of its command of the social media can actually activate people in a way that was more random before.

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11 months ago

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This is in all probability an example of radical Islam at work, and you know I think our emphasis on ISIS is a little overstated because we've had these attacks that predate ISIS, nidal Hasan, when he shot and killed thirteen Americans, stood up on a table and yelled out.

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11 months ago

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We have no idea if the inspections are going to work, they won't. They're ridiculous with the almost one month of notice. We have no idea what's going to happen with the embargos but we know one thing. The sanctions are done. Iran is now free. They will not be re-imposed and that is a huge success for Iran.

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That entire regime is now dead as a result of this agreement. Obama will now go to the Security Council making almost totally irrelevant what Congress does, they are going to go within days to the UN. They are going to pass a resolution. It will probably be unanimous which is approving of the deal and part of that resolution will be to cancel all previous resolutions on sanctions and declaring the illegality of the Iranian program.

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11 months ago

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They are going to go within days to the UN. They are going to pass a resolution. It will probably be unanimous which is approving of the deal and part of that resolution will be to cancel all previous resolutions on sanctions and declaring the illegality of the Iranian program.

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11 months ago

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We gave in on the idea of them having to dismantle their enrichment, but even worse is the final capitulation, which was a giving in to a lifting of the embargo on ballistic missiles and conventional arms. I think even skeptics of the deal have been shocked by the degree of the capitulation.

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But even worse is the final capitulation, which was a giving in to a lifting of the embargo on ballistic missiles and conventional arms. I think even skeptics of the deal have been shocked by the degree of the capitulation.

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He has been there in Wisconsin… He took on the unions, was challenged again and again, overwhelming opposition from Democrats around the country pouring in money against him. And he succeeded, it was much more a governor than a president speaking, but I think that’s why he’s appealing. It’s a straightforward campaign with conservative principles.

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That’s exactly who Scott Walker is, and how he’s running. That was a workmanlike speech, he’s a workmanlike guy.

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If you don't ignore him, you end up in exactly what he wants -- a conversation about him. It's a complete waste of time.

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11 months ago

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This is a woman, this is a candidate who is going to be the nominee. We all know it, for all of the Bernie momentum stuff. That’s a sideshow. But you have to go through 15, 16 months of a ritual of actually campaigning, there is no campaign. There is not going to be a debate. There isn’t a challenge. So she is stuck for these 15 or so months pretending to be a candidate and what you get are pretend events.

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[ T ] Charles Krauthammer idea that the court should decree that it ’s a Constitutional right, something that had been hidden in the Constitution for over a hundred years and that nobody had ever discerned, is simply a way of saying that it has been removed from the democratic arena. It can no longer be debated, all the laws are cancelled, and we are now in a new place, ironically, Ruth Bader Ginsburg who is on the court today once said, before she ascended to the court, that the abortion decision had prevented a stable social settlement of the abortion issue that was headed in the reform direction because it took it out of the political arena.

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That ’s exactly what happened today on gay marriage.

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If they do, there is no question they will repeal and replace, they are going to run on it. It ’s something they are going to campaign on and be committed to it.

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The idea that we’re going to have a frank discussion is almost amusing. The vice president said responsible countries adhere to international law… The Chinese are laughing at him.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

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Who is the dominant superpower here and who is the supplicant? The weakness of this response is simply astonishing.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

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Had the flag not existed or not been on the grounds of the capitol, this massacre would have happened in any case, but it's the standard liberal impulse: something happened really bad. So there's got to be a problem, there has to be a solution, we must do something, even if that something is entirely irrelevant.

Charles Krauthammer

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It was stream of consciousness.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

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This is a Band-Aid.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

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This is not something that’s going to have any effect, and the most shocking fact of all is… that we’ve trained exactly zero Sunnis.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

[His promise is] irrelevant, it's anachronistic, it's obsolete.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

The problem is not Guantanamo or holding them somewhere else.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

We will know looking back if this is warranted, but I must say the way that she spoke at the very end in which she essentially said to the mob, ‘I will speak on your behalf, I will bring you justice and now you will bring peace.’ She doesn’t speak for the mob and her job is not to bring peace, her job is to adjudicate these issues without consideration for what’s going to happen outside. It looks like appeasement of the mob. We will only know when the evidence eventually comes out.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

We don’t know if she has the evidence, because the report has been given to her confidentially in the investigation. So we don’t know what happened inside the van, we don’t know what she was told happened inside the van.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Her job is to adjudicate these issues without consideration for what’s going to happen outside. It looks like appeasement of the mob. We will only know when the evidence eventually comes out.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

With Hillary her image of course was known, but she was going to get a fresh start, she paid her dues, she had been a public servant as secretary of state, she was going to start with a fresh slate.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

What’s happened here is not the other side hitting her, but the emails and these stories, these are self-inflicted wounds and has redefined her the way she was. The way she was seen as controversial, you know, on the edge of corruption, not trustworthy.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

They burn the tapes, they eliminate the email. Yes, you might not have had a direct quid pro quo in the emails, but there might have been hints of things going.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

While you are walking the line.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

They were deliberately deceiving the American people and the Congress, they were pretending otherwise, because in that way, they could portray [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu - who gave an accurate assessment - as an alarmist, trying to stir up war.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

They want the deal. They want to say, look what we've accomplished - we've stretched the breakdown from two months to a year, and also to generate alarm, to say, we have to do this, because the Iranians are so close to acquiring a bomb.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

With ObamaCare, Obama said to everybody, if you like your plan, you'll keep your plan - they knew that would not be true, this administration is determined to get a deal, and will not let the facts stand in the way.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

The administration is quickly developing a huge problem of credibility, when the vice president says that [progress against ISIS is significant and growing], and then within seven days, ISIS is at the gates of Ramadi, it has it surrounded-- You’ve got to ask yourself, what exactly is the vice president talking about?

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

We heard that for years.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

I think this argument between him and the Wall Street Journal over what is essentially two percent of the rate, I think it's slightly overexaggerated. It's not going to make any difference in the real world if there's a one or two percent lower rate, and I think what's he's doing is trying to win votes with the sweetener of the child tax credit, there's nothing wrong with that. And it's true that a pudding has to have a theme, but a tax plan doesn't have to have a theme. The theme here is that you're lowering the rate, particularly on the corporate side. You're lowering the tax on investment and return, capital gains, which is what everybody on the right has always said is the engine to drive growth. So, you've got very serious pro-growth elements in here, and you've got a sweetener for the child tax credit, that that's a rejection of Reaganism I find slightly over the top.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

I like the way he says 'I'll be back in the background until the end,' then they're going to unleash him because he does well unleashed at the end…in full flower.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

The Obama foreign policy has collapsed, and whatever name you want to put on Paul's position, isolationist or non-interventionist, he's without a doubt the one Republican who’d be running who is closest to Obama in his view of foreign policy, arguably, he's to the left of Obama on NSA, on surveillance, on the use of drones, essentially, on the war on terror.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Arguably, he's to the left of Obama on NSA, on surveillance, on the use of drones, essentially, on the war on terror.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Our objective is always national security. And sometimes you can get it on the cheap, and sometimes you can’t.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

I think essentially he has a hill he cannot climb.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Iran is promised a total lifting of sanctions. That's UN, EU, United States, everywhere. We're not sure about the timing but it could be as early as June. And, that will supercharge the Iranian economy, will strengthen the regime, will give it tens of billions of dollars with which not only to build its nuclear facilities, but to use for the proxy wars around the Middle East, it is possible when they sign the agreement in June there will be a huge relief of sanctions, and when Obama speaks about snapping them back, if the Iranians are cheating, there is not a chance in the world that the Chinese or the Russians or even the Europeans are going to snap on sanctions again, we would be acting alone, we'd be completely isolated.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

So number one they get their economy back and that's all they really wanted, but the second, the most astonishing thing is that in return they are not closing a single nuclear facility. Their entire nuclear infrastructure is intact.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

The reason that the Saudis didn’t tell us about what they were doing in Yemen is because they are opposing Iran and they can see us handing the region over to Iran in the nuclear negotiations.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

I think this is a direct reaction to what they did in Iraq. The fact that they went on a timetable, they withdrew all Americans, and now they are back in a much worse situation where Iraq is sort of being divided between ISIS and Iran, sort of the worst of both worlds, [The administration understands] that the timeline is really not something you can stick to.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

They finally have a player they can work with. This is not Karzai, who insisted on...insulting the United States, and really sort of implying he was sympathetic with the Taliban. This is a guy who is really very pro-American.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Cruz talks about you have to walk the walk, rather than talk the talk. You have to have done something, but that's not his record in the Senate, when Walker says, 'I ran the state, I took on the unions, I took on the liberals and I won,' it's going to be a strong argument.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

This is the president’s mendacity continuing to a degree that is really quite remarkable.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Look, it’s clear that Obama loathes Netanyahu more than any other world leader.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

What's going to happen overnight… the Europeans, the Chinese and the Russians are going to end their sanctions, and that means even if we retain our sanctions, it will make little difference, the sanctions regime will be over.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

The Europeans will have suspended their sanctions, Iran will be progressing economically, and we will have given Iran an excuse not to honor the agreement. So we'll have no inspections, no control, and nothing.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

No one has asked her yet whether in the criteria that her staff used before destroying the 30,000 emails they decided that the communications about the Clinton Foundation and the contributions of other governments was a private or public issue. I suspect it was all deleted.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

They spend the first month or so - surrogates, the machine - attacking the accusers, as in the Lewinsky scandal. she can't do it because, the answers to the questions - if remotely honest - are self-indicting.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

She can't do it because, the answers to the questions - if remotely honest - are self-indicting.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

It allows enrichment, it's going to allow a new generation of centrifuges, it's going to allow the development of ballistic missiles, it doesn't do anything about the development of an actual warhead that will go on a weapon that will attack either Israel or Europe or the United States.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

This is a genocidal movement, you kill Christians, you kill Jews, you kill Yazidis but you may in certain circumstances, enslave them, that's what we're up against, and we have an administration that will not even admit there is a religious basis underlying what's going on.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

His facts are wrong. Staples has said that the policy in place was instituted a decade ago, so it was not instituted as a way to get around Obamacare, but he makes it sound as if getting around a law, meaning responding to the incentives that are written into the law, is somehow unsavory. And he talks about that, it's the same way he talks about everything that's private enterprise.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

That's the source of the millions that are paid in taxes, which support the parasitic government that Obama is running. I mean, that's essentially how capitalism works, the government doesn't make money, it takes it, and it takes it from enterprises that are successful.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

They’re afraid of Putin militarily. They’re afraid of what he might do in the Baltic States, in Poland.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

The question is whether Iran has influence over the Houthis in Yemen, and the administration pretending otherwise is simply the continuation of denying reality, they're armed, they're supplied, they have advisers on the ground.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

They're armed, they're supplied, they have advisers on the ground.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

That's why this is a double attack on us, it's a loss of an ally against Al Qaeda. and it's a huge geopolitical gain for Iran extending its influence over Arab states.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Obama promised when he began these negotiations 18 months ago, he had a time limit… This was the last ditch negotiation, the last chance for Iran to come clean, [Obama] said we’re going to do this for six months, then we will reimpose sanctions if Iran hasn’t [made an agreement]… What does he do? He doesn’t impose sanctions. He extends talks.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

This is Obama saying if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period. He promised sanctions.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

That’s exactly why Congress wants to impose it, triggering it only if Iran doesn’t agree to give up its nukes.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

It’s not at all tax reform, it’s in fact the exact opposite. It’s complicates the code with all kinds of little curlicues and handouts under certain conditions.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

The way the administration is always focused on what you call core Al Qaeda, as if you can ignore all the other elements, the other scattered Islamist groups around the world and you denigrate them as JV, that just doesn't wash anymore.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

The fact we focus on one or the other is beside the point.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Clips you showed demonstrate the ambivalence of this administration about what is the nature of the war on terror and whether it’s actually still going on.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Republicans are going to have a chance to show how retroactively for the last six years everything has stopped in the Senate. he's going to be exposed.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

He's going to be exposed.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Now I'm not criticizing the administration, because there are no choices, north Korea doesn't have anything, does n’t do anything, North Korea doesn't export anything except illegal stuff which is obviously sanctioned. North Korea's been sanctioned up the wazoo.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

North Korea doesn't have anything, does n’t do anything, North Korea doesn't export anything except illegal stuff which is obviously sanctioned. North Korea's been sanctioned up the wazoo.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

It’s win win. If the president vetoes it, it proves what in fact the president actually said himself in the same interview, one of the reasons he did not have to veto, as he said himself, Harry Reid blocked so much in the senate that he did not like. So in fact, this is the way for republicans to retroactively reshape their image.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

It’s the one place we may need in the future if we capture a terrorist, and we want information, there’s a reason for a place like Guantanamo, no reason whatsoever to shut it… Why are we doing this?

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

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This whole thing is completely illogical. In all of human history, people have taken prisoners of war, and then they hold on to them until the war is over.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

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I ’m not sure we ’re gon na like what we see and if this is going to be the great cultural export that stands for American liberty, i wish we had done a bit better, but nonetheless I will agree Christmas Day is Christmas Day, so let ’s celebrate a victory for free speech.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

As [ Duke of ] Wellington said, ‘ nothing save a battle loss is quite so melancholy as a battle won. ’ We won the battle and now we have to watch the movie.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

Of course the media loves it when it's a liberal Democrat, she's a principled politician, whereas when it's a Ted Cruz, he's a terrorist, essentially.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

Politics

We don't rely entirely on documents because you need to know the context, you need to know what was in the mind of the person referred to, they had over two years to interview and talk to anybody involved including the highest officials who were never excluded from interrogation in principle, but who were never spoken to, and then they end up releasing every single report without any of that.

Charles Krauthammer

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1 year ago

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