Charles Krauthammer / Politics

The Climate Pact Swindle

WASHINGTON -- Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time to cap carbon emissions.

If this were a real ...

The Gruber Confession

WASHINGTON -- It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class ...

Seize the Day, Control the Agenda

WASHINGTON -- Memo to the GOP. You had a great night on Tuesday. But remember: You didn't win it. The Democrats lost it.

This is not to say that you didn't show discipline in making the election a referendum on six years of Barack Obama. You ...

A Referendum On Competence

WASHINGTON -- Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it's not.

First, like all U.S. elections, it's about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama's ...

Barack Obama, Bewildered Bystander

WASHINGTON -- The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times last Saturday.

There's only one problem with this pose, so obligingly ...

Ebola vs. Civil Liberties

WASHINGTON -- Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop the epidemic "in its tracks." And yet ...