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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: April 12, 2014 3:55 AM
 

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 consisted of precisely that heresy.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: March 28, 2014 3:55 AM
 

"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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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: March 14, 2014 3:55 AM
 

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, considering that no one has proposed such a thing.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: March 7, 2014 3:55 AM
 

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.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: February 28, 2014 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year. All undone, of course, by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which Russian President Vladimir Putin called "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century."

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: February 21, 2014 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- I repeat: I'm not a global warming believer. I'm not a global warming denier. I've long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: February 14, 2014 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- In the ongoing saga of the Affordable Care Act, oddly referred to by Democrats as the law of the land even as it is amended at will by presidential fiat, we are beginning to understand the extent of its war on jobs.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: February 7, 2014 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- Swedish researchers report that antioxidants make cancers worse in mice. It's already known that the antioxidant beta-carotene exacerbates lung cancers in humans. Not exactly what you'd expect given the extravagant -- and incessant -- claims you hear made about the miraculous effects of antioxidants.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: January 18, 2014 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- By early 2011, writes former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, he had concluded that President Obama "doesn't believe in his own [Afghanistan] strategy, and doesn't consider the war to be his."

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: January 3, 2014 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- First order of business for the returning Congress: The No Bailout for Insurance Companies Act of 2014.

Make it one line long: "Sections 1341 and 1342 of the Affordable Care Act are hereby repealed."

End of bill. End of bailout. End of story.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: December 21, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- The lie of the year, according to Politifact, is "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." But the story of the year is a nation waking up to just how radical Obamacare is -- which is why it required such outright deception to get it passed in the first place.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: December 13, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In explaining the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, President Obama told Chris Matthews he had discovered that "we have these big agencies, some of which are outdated, some of which are not designed properly."

An interesting discovery to make after having consigned the vast universe of American medicine, one-sixth of the U.S. economy, to the tender mercies of the agency bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Internal Revenue Service.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: November 15, 2013 3:55 AM
 

"Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got."
-- Bill Clinton, Nov. 12

WASHINGTON -- So the former president asserts that the current president continues to dishonor his "you like your plan, you can keep your plan" pledge. And calls for the Affordable Care Act to be changed, despite furious White House resistance to the very idea.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: November 8, 2013 3:55 AM

"Obama to campaign to ensure health law's success"
-- The New York Times, Nov. 4
 

WASHINGTON -- The Obamacare website doesn't work. Hundreds of thousands of insured Americans are seeing their plans summarily terminated. Millions more face the same prospect next year. Confronted with a crisis of governance, how does President Obama respond?

He campaigns.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: November 1, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Every disaster has its moment of clarity. Physicist Richard Feynman dunks an O-ring into ice water and everyone understands instantly why the shuttle Challenger exploded. This week, the Obamacare O-ring froze for all the world to see: Hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters went out to people who had been assured a dozen times by the president that "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. Period."

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: October 11, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- For all the hyped indignation over GOP "anarchism," there has been remarkable media reticence about the president's intransigence. He has refused to negotiate anything unless the Republicans fully fund the government and raise the debt ceiling -- unconditionally.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: October 5, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Obamacare/shutdown battle has spawned myriad myths. The most egregious concern the substance of the fight, the identity of the perpetrators and the origins of the current eruption.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: September 20, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- In the liberal remake of "Casablanca," the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to "round up the usual weapons."

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: September 13, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The president of the United States takes to the airwaves to urgently persuade the nation to pause before doing something it has no desire to do in the first place.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: August 30, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- Having leaked to the world, and thus to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a detailed briefing of the coming U.S. air attack on Syria -- (1) the source (offshore warships and perhaps a bomber or two), (2) the weapon (cruise missiles), (3) the duration (two or three days), (4) the purpose (punishment, not "regime change") -- perhaps we should be publishing the exact time the bombs will fall, lest we disrupt dinner in Damascus.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: August 24, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- Egypt today is a zero-sum game. We'd have preferred there be a democratic alternative. Unfortunately, there is none. The choice is binary: the country will be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood or by the military.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: August 16, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- As a reaction to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, many federal drug laws carry strict mandatory sentences. This has stirred unease in Congress and sparked a bipartisan effort to revise and relax some of the more draconian laws.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: August 2, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- A combination of early presidential maneuvering and internal policy debate is feeding yet another iteration of that media perennial: the great Republican crackup. This time it's tea party insurgents versus get-along establishment fogies fighting principally over two things: (a) national security and (b) Obamacare.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: July 26, 2013 3:55 AM
 

WASHINGTON -- If there's an iron rule in economics, it is Stein's Law (named after Herb, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers): "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop."

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: July 6, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The economy stagnates. Syria burns. Scandals lap at his feet. China and Russia mock him, even as a "29-year-old hacker" revealed his nation's spy secrets to the world. How does President Obama respond? With a grandiloquent speech on climate change.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: June 28, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages even in states that have legalized it. This week, the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: June 7, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, Qusair fell to the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria.

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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: May 31, 2013 3:55 AM

"This war, like all wars, must end. That's what history advises ..."

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: May 25, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- "Horrible customer service." That's what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency's only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: May 10, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- You know you're in trouble when you can't even get your walk-back story straight.

 
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