The Rise of Jeremy Corbyn
Here’s the cover of the new issue of National Review, out today for subscribers, featuring Michael Brendan Dougherty’s cover story on the rise of Jeremy Corbyn.
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Scalise and Others Shot during GOP Congressional Baseball Practice
Update, 3:30 p.m.: The Washington Post gives us more details on the shooter’s whereabouts in the weeks before this morning’s attack:
Hodgkinson, who died after a shootout with police, worked as a home inspector and lived with his ...
Sessions: Trump Has ‘Not Asserted Executive Privilege’
#Sessions refuses to confirm whether Russia probe came up during decision to fire Comey. Believes Russia did interfere in election, however pic.twitter.com/nx5dtA6o6e
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) June 13, 2017
Senator Angus King: In any of your discussions ...
Sessions: ‘I Do Not’ Know If Trump Records White House Conversations
AG Sessions asked if he has knowledge of any recordings of conversations in the Oval Office: “I do not.” https://t.co/1VdDc7EgzY pic.twitter.com/xJyZ1nJaoo
— ABC News (@ABC) June 13, 2017
Senator Marco Rubio: Do you know if ...
Sessions: Collusion Claim Is an ‘Appalling and Detestable Lie’
AG Sessions calls allegations of any collusion with Russia to undermine elections “an appalling and detestable lie.” https://t.co/eL5Puun8BW pic.twitter.com/WYxsm9WL19
— ABC News (@ABC) June 13, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions: The suggestion that I ...
Fine grass, slight wind,
Tall mast, night boat;
Stars hang, vast plain,
Moon bobs in trout’s mouth.
Great name, small man,
Body bent, resigned.
Drift I, black hull,
Earth, sky, lone gull.
— Tu Fu (712–770)
translated by Richard ...
Comey: Loretta Lynch Requested Clinton E-mail Investigation Be Called a ‘Matter’
Sen. Richard Burr (R., N.C.): “Let me go back if I can very briefly to the decision to publicly go out with your results on the email. Was your decision influenced by the attorney general’s tarmac meeting with ...
Comey: I Asked a Friend to Share My Memo to Prompt a Special Counsel
Comey says he asked a friend to share content of his memo with a reporter because it would prompt special counsel https://t.co/SHRduJRijJ
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) June 8, 2017
“I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday ...
Comey: ‘Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes’
Fired FBI Director James Comey on President Trump’s “tapes” tweet: “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.” https://t.co/5aa1AQBCC0
— CNN (@CNN) June 8, 2017
Fmr. FBI Director James Comey: “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”
James Comey ...
Comey: New York Times’ Report Was ‘Not True’
Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.): “So again, so the American people can understand this, that report by the New York Times was not true. Is that a fair statement?”
James Comey: “In the main, it was not true. Again, all ...
Comey: Russia Attempted to Interfere in 2016 Election, Did Not Change Votes
Do you have any doubt that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 election?
Comey: “None.” https://t.co/cfLIiZbmvi
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) June 8, 2017
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC): “Do you have any doubt that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 elections?”
The Editors: We’ll Never Have Paris
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich Lowry, Charlie Cooke, and Ian Tuttle discuss Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement and more!
Planned Parenthood at 100
Here’s the cover of the new issue of National Review, out today for subscribers, featuring Kevin D. Williamson’s cover story on the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood.
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Explosion Kills 22, Injures Many More, at Stadium Concert in the U.K. ISIS Claims Responsibility: ‘Soldier of the Caliphate’
9:52 am: ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K., that killed 22 and injured 59 more. Various media outlets are reporting that ISIS’s statement calls the attacker a “soldier of the caliphate” ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Special Counsel Helps Trump Now, but He Loses Control in the Long Run
Charles Krauthammer said that the appointment of Robert Mueller to be special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation helps Trump deal with the situation now, but his control over it will be lost over time:
The idea that there’s ...
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It Seems as if Trump Has a Recurring Cold and the Russkies Are Involved’
Charles Krauthammer said during a previous segment that Trump would probably not be affected by the reported intelligence slip during a meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, but in this clip he pointed out that incidents with Russia are ...
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich Lowry, Charles Cooke, Reihan Salam, and Ian Tuttle discuss the Comey affair.
Krauthammer’s Take: To Fire Comey Now Is ‘Almost Inexplicable’
Charles Krauthammer laid out his immediate thoughts on the firing of James Comey:
It’s so amazing that I think we are only at the very beginning of the story. Here is what is so odd about it. According to ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Obama’s Condescension Is ‘Why We Should Be Grateful as a Nation That He’s Gone’
Charles Krauthammer made a point to comment on the “moral condescension” that he saw in former president Obama’s speech against repealing Obamacare:
Would you allow me to make a comment on President Obama’s statement? It’s been a ...
The Editors: The AHCA Passes the House
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich Lowry, Charles Cooke, Reihan Salam, and Ian Tuttle discuss the AHCA, the Trump administration’s religious liberty EO, and more!
Krauthammer’s Take: On the Budget, Trump and Republicans Got Rolled
Charles Krauthammer didn’t mince words about how lackluster Republicans’ results were in the latest budget negotiations:
Trump got rolled. The Republicans got rolled. They ended up with nothing, really. It is sort of embarrassing. I understand the strategic idea: ...
Ted Cruz Puts the Second Amendment Center Stage
Senator Ted Cruz did something unusual at today’s NRA-ILA Leadership Forum: He made a speech about the Second Amendment. More specifically, Cruz cast the 2016 election as a “referendum” on the Supreme Court and its fealty to the Bill of ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Reforming Tax Deductions Would Be a Triumph
Charles Krauthammer argued that Republicans would do well to reform the tax code of its many loopholes and deductions, which benefit the wealthy:
The most important element of this is the stripping away of deductions. In 1986, that was the great ...
Remembering Kate O’Beirne
Details for her wake, funeral, and donations in memory of a remarkable woman:
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘The Whole 100-Day Thing Is Absurd’
Taking on the issue of tax reform, Charles Krauthammer argued that Trump only has to worry about getting it done in time to stimulate growth, not to meet an arbitrary 100-day deadline:
I think this is the single most important ...
BREAKING: Terrorist Attack in Paris Leaves 1 Policeman Dead, 2 Wounded
Via the New York Times:
PARIS — A gunman jumped out of a car, killed a police officer and wounded two others on the Champs-Élysées in central Paris on Thursday night, French officials said.
The gunman was shot dead ...
The Editors: A Rainy Day in Georgia
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich Lowry, Reihan Salam, Ian Tuttle, and Charlie Cooke discuss the special election in Georgia, the drama with North Korea, and more!
Krauthammer’s Take: Mother of All Bombs Launched ‘To Send a Message’ to North Korea and Iran
Charles Krauthammer argued that this particular timing to bomb ISIS suggests that the Trump administration wants to send a message to other belligerent countries:
Well, it’s curious as to why here and why now.
I suspect from what they ...
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘If I Were Trump, I’d Keep Bannon Around on a Leash’
Bret Baier asked whether Trump would keep Steve Bannon in the White House rather than risk him becoming a critic from outside it, and Charles Krauthammer argued that Trump is likely to keep Bannon on for that reason:
I think ...
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘The Strike on Syria Was a Total Contradiction to Bannonism’
Charles Krauthammer said that Trump ordering a strike on Syria constituted a kind of rejection of the “America first” philosophy of Steve Bannon, and he also waded into the White House’s inner workings:
I think that’s absolutely right. ...
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘I Find It Hard to Join in the Lamentations for the Filibuster’
Charles Krauthammer isn’t worried about the abolition of the filibuster, but he does argue that there is a long-term problem with how the Senate sets its rules:
I find it hard to join in the lamentations for the filibuster. ...
The Editors: Susan Rice, Again
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich Lowry, Reihan Salam, Ian Tuttle, and Charlie Cooke discuss Susan Rice, Neil Gorsuch, and more!
Krauthammer’s Take: Obamacare Repeal Not Dead, but ‘It’s a Little Early for a Resurrection’
Charles Krauthammer said that Republicans will take another shot at a health-care bill, but it will come later in the year when Obamacare rate hikes cause dissatisfaction.
I don’t think its dead in the long run, but I think ...
Krauthammer’s Take on Putin-Linked Death: ‘Installing Hot Tubs Is Not a Known Cause of Defenestration’
Charles Krauthammer pointed out recent crimes likely committed by the Putin’s regime in Russia, and he argued that the trend of mildness toward Putin in the West harms our values and our interests:
This is a malign regime. And ...
The Editors: GorSUCH a Busy News Week
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich Lowry, Reihan Salam, Ian Tuttle, and David French discuss the House health care bill, the continuing “wiretapping” saga, and more!
Krauthammer’s Take: Hard to See Republicans Repudiating Trump and Ryan on Health Care
With the health-care vote looming, Charles Krauthammer said that, while everything isn’t riding on it, President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan could be severely damaged if their own party repudiates them by voting against the bill:
Well, it’s ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Trump ‘Overshot with This Ridiculous Charge about the Wiretap’
Charles Krauthammer said that the attention on the story that Trump’s wiretapping claims are wrong is the price of the president overshooting in the first place:
That’s the price of overshooting. There really is a case here, and ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Despite Proposed Cuts, ‘Big Bird Is Going to Escape Unscathed’
Charles Krauthammer dismissed Trump’s budget as “dead on arrival” and pointed out that entitlements are what matter, even if proposed cuts focus on domestic discretionary spending such as public broadcasting:
This is a budget, like every other one I’...
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Worst Outcome’ for GOP Health-Care Bill Would Be ‘To Die in the House’
Charles Krauthammer breaks down the strategy for Republicans on health care, pointing out Republicans may be able to save political face if the bill goes down in the Senate rather than in the House:
It will all depend on what ...
The Editors: Obamacare 2.0
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, on which Rich Lowry, Reihan Salam, Ian Tuttle, and Charles Cooke discuss the House’s Obamacare replacement, President Trump’s wiretapping accusation, and more!
Krauthammer’s Take: New Travel Ban Is ‘Symbolism’ and Not Going to Accomplish Anything
Charles Krauthammer did not hesitate to say that Trump’s latest executive order won’t make any difference for security:
The original order, which was struck down by the courts, was not going to accomplish really anything. Now that it ...
Krauthammer’s Take: It’s Not the ‘Deep State,’ It’s ‘Revenge of the Losers’
Charles Krauthammer said that the bureaucratic resistance to Trump is not comparable to a John le Carré spy novel, but rather shows the bitterness of those who didn’t want Trump to win.
I don’t think there is any ...
Krauthammer’s Take: On Obamacare Replacement, GOP Has to ‘Forget about Deficits for the Short Run’
Crediting the Left’s ability to deepen government dependency, Charles Krauthammer said that the possibility of many people losing insurance is what’s daunting about repealing Obamacare, and he advised the GOP not to be overly frugal during the transition:
Krauthammer’s Take: Trump Proposing a Compromise on Immigration Reminiscent of ‘Nixon to China’
Charles Krauthammer said that Trump is in a good position to get a favorable compromise on immigration because he has been setting up the negotiation by being a hardliner:
This is a Nixon to China kind of proposition. A guy ...
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, on which Rich Lowry, Reihan Salam, Ian Tuttle, and David French discuss CPAC, Milo Yiannopoulos’s latest flap, General McMaster’s new role as National Security Advisor, and more!
Trump Hails His Election as a Victory for Conservatism at CPAC
Basking in his victory in front of an enthusiastic CPAC crowd, President Donald Trump today called his election to the presidency a “win for conservative values” and promised to put American citizens first. On the whole, the president stuck to ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Bannon ‘Had No Horns’ and Gave ‘Intellectual Heft to Trumpism’ at CPAC
Charles Krauthammer credited Steve Bannon with providing an intellectual framework for Donald Trump’s ideas:
There is no tonic like winning. He came in third last year, and he was booed the year before when he talked about putting boots ...
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Encouraging’ That McMaster Questions ‘the Prevailing Assumptions & Worldview’
Charles Krauthammer gave two main reasons why the selection of General H. R. McMaster to be national-security adviser was encouraging, and he also made another point about the language of Trump’s announcement:
What’s encouraging about him is the ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Trump Calling for No New Settlements Is ‘Doing Netanyahu a Favor’
Charles Krauthammer said that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House was a major victory for him, and also opined that Netanyahu is fine with Trump calling for no new settlement expansion:
For Bibi and for ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Slow-Walk the Executive Order Appeal, Fast-Walk Gorsuch Nomination
Referring back to his column today, Charles Krauthammer pointed out that it’s more important to have vetting than a travel moratorium, and he added that in the grand scheme of things, Trump should be most concerned about getting Neil ...
Live Results from Georgia and South Carolina
Courtesy of our friends over at Decision Desk HQ, here are the live results from the special elections in both GA-6 and SC-5. (To update the charts, please refresh the page.)
For a preview of the race in Georgia’s ...
Cotton: Democrats Have ‘Gone Down Lots of Other Rabbit Trails’ but Not the Collusion Question
Sen. Cotton demands to know how a US Senator could collude with Russians in a room full of people? Calls it something from spy fiction. pic.twitter.com/KjYRRDjWJi
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) June 13, 2017
Senator Tom Cotton: A very simple question ...
Sessions to Wyden: It’s ‘Secret Innuendo’ That His Recusal Was ‘Problematic’
In testy exchange, AG Jeff Sessions decries “secret innuendo being leaked out there” about his recusal https://t.co/8FmQaGbK1C pic.twitter.com/IFQxlClIal
— ABC News (@ABC) June 13, 2017
Senator Ron Wyden: Mr. Comey said that there were matters with ...
Sessions: ‘I Have Confidence in Mr. Mueller’
AG Sessions says he has “confidence” in special counsel Mueller, adds he know “nothing about the investigation.” https://t.co/8FmQaGbK1C pic.twitter.com/QECkJp8PBO
— ABC News (@ABC) June 13, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions: I have known Mr. Mueller ...
Liberal Elites Will Never Check Their Privilege
Here’s the cover of the new issue of National Review, out today for subscribers, featuring William Voegeli’s cover story.
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Comey: Trump Never Slowed Down Investigation into Michael Flynn
Senator James Lankford (R., Okla.): “When the president asked you about, he hopes you would let this go, that conversation about being a ‘good guy,’ after that time, did the president ever bring up anything about Michael Flynn again to ...
Trump Wanted ‘Everything to Come Out’ about Russia Investigation
RUBIO: “On a number of occasions here, you bring up — let’s talk now about the general Russia investigation, OK. In page six of your testimony you say — the first thing you say is, he asked what we could do ...
Comey: 'I Was Concerned He Might Lie'
Comey on why he documented Trump meeting: “I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting” https://t.co/WawXfh1AGS
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 8, 2017
“I was alone, with the . . . soon-to-be president. I was talking about ...
Comey Says Trump Never Asked Him to Stop Russia Investigation
Burr: “Director Comey, did the president at any time ask you to stop the F.B.I. Investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. Elections?”
Comey: “Not to my understanding, no.”
Burr: “Did any individual working for this administration, ...
Warner: ‘This Investigation Is Not about Relitigating the Election’
“To be clear, this whole investigation is not about relitigating the election. It’s not about who won or loss. It sure as heck is not about Democrats versus Republicans. We are here because a foreign adversary attacked us right ...
Comey: 'Those were lies, plain and simple'
Comey on Trump’s explanation for firing: ‘Those were lies plain and simple’ https://t.co/w03g6MrgTm
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 8, 2017
“Although the law required no reason at all to fire an FBI director, the administration then chose ...
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich Lowry, Reihan Salam, Ian Tuttle, and Michael Brendan Dougherty discuss the attack in Manchester, Trump’s trip overseas, and more.
Krauthammer’s Take: After 50 Years Spreading Radicalism, Time for the Saudis to Rein It Back In
Charles Krauthammer argued that the most important goal of Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia was to establish a coalition of Sunni Arabs to deal with Sunni radicals:
A lot of presidents have been saying that, but I thought the ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Robert Mueller Is Now the Most Powerful Man in Washington
Charles Krauthammer named H. R. McMaster his “loser of the week” due to his damaged reputation, and then he explained why the winner of the week was Robert Mueller:
My loser: H. R. McMaster, the national-security adviser. On the night ...
‘We’re looking for a few good interns . . .’
National Review is seeking college students interested in interning with the business side of the magazine for Summer 2017 (Full-time) and Fall 2017 (Part-time). Internships are unpaid, and all applicants must be eligible to obtain school credit. Accepted applicants can expect to ...
Krauthammer’s Take: On the Comey Ouster, Nobody Is Worth Believing
Charles Krauthammer argued that no one in the wake of FBI director James Comey’s firing has done an exemplary job:
Nobody here has distinguished themselves. I agree the media coverage has been quite appalling. They have this narrative that ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Condoleezza Rice for FBI Director
In a segment where panelists made their picks for who should replace James Comey at the FBI, Charles Krauthammer chose Condoleezza Rice:
Now I know that’s out-of-the-box, you could say I’m out of my mind, but I don’...
FBI Director James Comey Fired by President Trump
FBI director James Comey has been fired by President Trump.
BREAKING: Pres. Trump has fired FBI Director Comey, White House says.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) May 9, 2017
Shannon Pettypiece at Bloomberg tweeted a picture of the letter Comey received:
COMEY PINK ...
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘In Less Than Seven Years, We Will Be in a Single-Payer System’
Charles Krauthammer said that the way the debate is going over health care, a single-payer system is in our future:
I think historically speaking we are at the midpoint. We had seven years of Obamacare, a change in expectations, and ...
Krauthammer’s Take: The Clintons Have Taken Victimhood to a New Height
Reacting to Hillary Clinton blaming her election defeat on James Comey and WikiLeaks, Charles Krauthammer said that she has only herself to blame, regardless of her status as part of the “resistance”:
The Clintons have taken victimhood to a new ...
Krauthammer’s Take: On Dealing with North Korea, ‘We Don’t See Anything from China’
Charles Krauthammer called recent North Korean actions “a deliberate provocation,” and said that U.S. reliance on China in this whole matter is questionable.
It seems to be a deliberate provocation by the leadership in Pyongyang, but it is not, ...
Here’s the cover of the new issue of National Review, out today for subscribers, featuring David French’s cover story on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
As polarization brings with it the politicization of everything, celebrities are expected ...
The Editors: The First 100 Days
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich Lowry, Charles Cooke, Reihan Salam, and Ian Tuttle discuss Trump’s first one hundred days, the ousting of Bill O’Reilly, and more!
Krauthammer’s Take: Trade War with Canada Is Unlikely and Would Be Gratuitous
Arguing that a trade war with Canada is unlikely, Charles Krauthammer said that feuding with our neighbor to the north would be “gratuitous,” and Trump is most likely trying to get them to loosen their own tariffs:
That is the ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Caved’ on Inspections, Now Iran Is Developing a Nuclear Weapon
Charles Krauthammer argued that the Iran nuclear deal allows for a weapon to be developed since only one part of the process is even being delayed at all, and the inspections are too weak to seriously impede Iran:
There is ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Devastated Democratic Party Has Lost an ‘Ideological Center’
Charles Krauthammer blamed former president Obama for the Democrats’ “identity crisis,” while he also said that they need a message or at least an ideological center:
The fact that the most popular politician, particularly among Democrats, is Bernie Sanders, who’...
Krauthammer’s Take: Democrats ‘Have Assiduously Tried to Stop’ U.S. Missile Defense Development
Charles Krauthammer said that Democrats could have a lot to answer for given the threat of a North Korean nuclear attack on the west coast and their staunch opposition to building up a missile-defense system:
We’ve been working 30 years ...
Rick Perlstein Is Right: He Doesn't Understand Conservatives
Rick Perlstein recently wrote in the New York Times magazine that he doesn’t understand conservatives. Today, the Times today confirmed that to be true. There is now an editor’s note attached to Perlstein’s April 11 article, “I Thought ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Not Listening to America ‘Has Worked Out Rather Well for the Russians’
Charles Krauthammer pointed out the problem with American officials thinking that they know more about Russia’s interests than the Russians do, and he also said that such thinking has had negative consequences in the Middle East:
I am always ...
Krauthammer’s Take: McConnell ‘Decided Last Year to Save the Court from Liberalism’
Asked to name a winner and loser of the week, Charles Krauthammer praised Mitch McConnell for his strategic victory, and denigrated Bashar al-Assad for losing the upper hand in the Syrian Civil War:
Winner, Mitch McConnell. It’s not just ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Sunni States Ready for Peace with Israel but ‘Hostage to the Palestinians’
Pointing to recent comments from Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Charles Krauthammer argued that Sunni Arab states are ready to make peace with Israel, but that the Palestinians are holding up any potential deal:
What is interesting about el-Sisi’s ...
Krauthammer’s Take: On Possible Unmasking, Democrats ‘Are Pretending It Is Not an Issue’
Charles Krauthammer argued that the Russian investigation now involves multiple issues, and that it is a partisan maneuver to say that one or another is the only one that matters:
A lot of the media are playing along with it, ...
Krauthammer’s Take: In the Fall, ‘Obamacare’s Problems Are Going to Really Come to the Surface Again’
Charles Krauthammer suggested that the demise of the American Health Care Act is not the end of Republican attempts to undo Obamacare:
I don’t think there’s a reason why it had to be pronounced dead. The president had ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Democrats Have Created the Expectation of Universal Health Care
In light of Republican failure to pass the American Health Care Act, Charles Krauthammer dismissed the idea that Chuck Schumer would try to work with Republicans at all, since the Democrats are moving toward a single-payer system as the country ...
London Attacker Khalid Masood Tied to Islamic Extremism; Killed Four, Injured Over 40 (UPDATED)
1:05 p.m.: Yesterday’s attacker has been identified by British authorities as 52 year old Khalid Masood, who was born in the United Kingdom. He was an ex-convict known to MI5 but was deemed a “peripheral figure” in radical Islam; however, ...
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘There’s Going to Be a Sea Change in Opinion’ on Illegal-Immigrant Sanctuaries
Discussing the alleged rape of a 14-year-old Maryland student by two illegal immigrants, Charles Krauthammer argued that publicity around cases like this has the potential to change public opinion about how best to protect communities in the face of illegal ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Rex Tillerson’s Threats to North Korea Are Meant for China to Hear
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the Trump administration is not planning on being patient with North Korean aggression, and Charles Krauthammer argued that such a threat is intended for the Chinese to hear, since they can affect what ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Schumer's Throwing the Kitchen Sink at Trump Discredits Valid Criticism of Him
Charles Krauthammer said that Trump’s tax-return reveal was only favorable for him, and went on to argue that Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer hurt his own cause by stridently criticizing the president:
It’s good news because it’s ...
Krauthammer’s Take: U.S., Chinese, and Korean Nuclear Capabilities Creating a ‘Tinderbox’
With the Chinese seeing how aggressive Trump will be following the accommodating Obama administration, Charles Krauthammer said that missile defense is a central concern, and it may greatly upset China if the U.S. uses such a defense system to ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Latest WikiLeaks Breach ‘Worse Than Snowden’
Charles Krauthammer described the latest leaks at the CIA as more damaging than even those of Edward Snowden, and he casts blame on the vetting procedure for contractors:
I can see how it can open up a hall of mirrors ...
WATCH: Sheriff Clarke Says 'Never Say Never' on Run For Higher Office
Ericka Andersen interviewed Sheriff David Clark, Jr. today on his new book, “Cop Under Fire.” In this interview, Clarke expands on why he scorns the Black Lives Matter movement, how the Democrat Party takes the African-American vote for granted and ...
QUIZ: How Patriotic Are You?
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Best Speech He Ever Gave’ and Presented ‘Sober’ Trumpism
Charles Krauthammer said after Trump’s speech last night that it was definitely his best speech ever, and remarked that it indicates the right changes Trump needs to make if he is going to succeed:
This is without a doubt ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Tax Cuts May Need to Be Reduced to Cover Military Rebuilding
Charles Krauthammer argues that the collapse in military spending has been catastrophic, and that Trump’s desire to change that will conflict with his plan for large tax cuts:
Eight years ago, defense spending was 4.6 percent of GDP. Today it’...
Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Hostility Works on the Base, but Press Can’t Allow Itself to Be Bullied
With Trump showing more hostility to the media, Charles Krauthammer discussed the value of that political strategy while affirming that the press should not kowtow to any bullying:
It works on the base. He will get the cheers and the ...
Nigel Farage at CPAC: ‘2016 Was the Year that the Nation-State Democracy Made a Comeback’
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage spoke at CPAC today. He declared that the U.K.’s Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump both represent a move away from “globalism.” “When, in years to come, the generations that follow ...
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Weak Congress’ Has Become Dependent on Presidential Leadership
Answering why parties always seem to be one election away from finishing a major piece of legislation, Charles Krauthammer laid the blame on Congress for ceding authority to the executive branch:
That’s the great irony here, you are always “...
Between the sunset and the window shade,
The maple leaves were quaking in the wind.
I saw the shaken shadows that they made
As if in fear — as if they were afraid
That soon a palling dark was coming ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Flynn Lying to Pence ‘Shows a Tremendous Lapse of Judgment’
Charles Krauthammer expressed befuddlement at why Michael Flynn would lie to Vice President Mike Pence about something as simple as speaking to the Russian ambassador, and he went on to say it presented President Trump with a dilemma:
What strikes ...
The Editors: The Ninth Circuit
Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Charlie Cooke, Ian Tuttle, and Reihan Salam discuss the Ninth Circuit’s per curiam ruling against Donald Trump’s immigration order, Betsy DeVos, and more!