Charles Krauthammer / Politics

Why Hillary Got It Right

"Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."

-- Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10

WASHINGTON -- Leave it to Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal ...

Amnesty as Impeachment Bait

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is impatient. Congress won't act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an ...

Kerry the Clueless

WASHINGTON -- John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis -- left, right and center -- of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that's only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America's Arab partners, starting with the...

The Vacant Presidency

WASHINGTON -- The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of ...

Moral Clarity in Gaza

WASHINGTON -- Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges,...

The Immigration No-Brainer

WASHINGTON -- As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis -- more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally -- as a public relations problem. Where to photo op and where not. He still hasn't enunciated a policy. He ...