Charles Krauthammer / Politics

How to Fight the Lone Wolf

WASHINGTON -- The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney, Australia. But there are two kinds of lone wolves -- the crazy and the evil -- and the distinction is important. ...

A Travesty of a Report

WASHINGTON -- The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when ...

The Real Civil War

WASHINGTON -- Old habits die hard. The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the ...

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 ...