Charles Krauthammer / Politics

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 ...

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 ...