Krauthammer: On the new GOP strategy
The split within the Republican party is tactical, not philosophical; short-term, not fundamental. And therefore quite solvable.
Krauthammer: The meaning of Hagel
The puzzle of the Chuck Hagel nomination for defense secretary is that you normally choose someone of the other party for your Cabinet to indicate a move to the center…
Krauthammer: Return of the real Obama
Sure, Obama will pretend to care about deficits, especially while running for re-election. But now that he’s past the post, he’s free to be himself — a committed big-government social-democrat.
Krauthammer: The roots of mass murder
Every mass shooting has three elements: the killer, the weapon and the cultural climate. As soon as the shooting stops, partisans immediately pick their preferred root cause with corresponding pet panacea.
Krauthammer: The right-to-work dilemma
For all the fury and fistfights outside the Lansing Capitol, what happened in Michigan this week was a simple accommodation to reality.
Obama’s fiscal cliff power play
Let’s understand President Obama’s strategy in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. It has nothing to do with economics or real fiscal reform. This is entirely about politics.
Cliff jumping with Barack
Obama’s audacious new gambit is not a serious proposal to solve our fiscal problems. It’s a raw partisan maneuver meant to neuter the Republicans by getting them to cave.
Why was there war in Gaza?
Israel wanted nothing more than to live in peace with this independent Palestinian entity. After all, the world had incessantly demanded that Israel give up land for peace. It gave the land. It got no peace.
The way forward
In securing the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney made the strategic error of (unnecessarily) going to the right of Rick Perry. Romney could never successfully tack back.
An Obama second term means that the movement toward European-style social democracy continues, in part by legislation, in part by executive decree. The American experiment continues to recede …