Charles Krauthammer / Politics

The Jihadi Logic

WASHINGTON -- What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) -- sure to inflame ...

Obama's Uncertain Trumpet, Again

WASHINGTON -- In his Islamic State speech, President Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy.

This alone will probably get him a bump in the polls, which have dropped ...

Ukraine Abandoned

WASHINGTON -- At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the Islamic State. Yet it was not nearly the most ...

Obama Should Lower Corporate Tax Rates Now

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.

Not fair, ...

Stopping the Worst People On Earth

WASHINGTON -- Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.

They did. He responded.

With the ...

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 ...