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Charles Krauthammer / Politics

Thought Police on Patrol

WASHINGTON -- Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which ...

Kerry's Folly, Chapter 3

WASHINGTON -- When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes -- against all advice and holding no cards -- Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly...

Obama vs. Putin: The Mismatch

"The United States does not view Europe as a battleground between East and West, nor do we see the situation in Ukraine as a zero-sum game. That's the kind of thinking that should have ended with the Cold War."

-- Barack Obama, March 24

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The Invasion Will Be Catered

WASHINGTON -- Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that "we went to a knife fight with a ...

How to Stop Putin

WASHINGTON -- The president of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council challenges critics of President Obama's Ukraine policy by saying "What are you going to do, send the 101st Airborne into Crimea?" Not exactly subtle. And rather silly, ...

The Wages of Weakness

WASHINGTON -- Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come.

He takes Crimea, and President Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever. Indeed, it's a sign of weakness.

Really? Crimea ...