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Archive of posts published in the tag: Charles Krauthammer

Isolationism on the Left and Right

from The World According to Trump by Charles Krauthammer in National Review: Both the Left and the Right have a long history of advocating American retreat and retrenchment. The difference is that liberals want to come home because they think

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Destroying Political Trust

“Delta Airlines, you might have noticed, does not run negative TV ads about USAir. It does not show pictures of the crash of USAir Flight 427, with a voice-over saying: “USAir, airline of death. Going to Pittsburgh? Fly Delta instead.”

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Why Politics Matter

“While science, medicine, art, poetry, architecture, chess, space, sports, number theory and all things hard and beautiful promise purity, elegance and sometimes even transcendence, they are fundamentally subordinate. In the end, they must bow to the sovereignty of politics. “Politics,

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Thoughts on the Shutdown

It may seem juvenile or at least politically risky, and while I think Obamacare is a terrible law I do not know if this is the best way to kill it.  It seems like it is dying under its own

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How Deterrence Works

from Charles Krauthammer at National Review Unserious Commander in Chief: Here’s how deterrence works in the Middle East. Syria, long committed to the destruction of Israel, has not engaged Israel militarily in 30 years. Why? Because it recognizes Israel as

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Logic vs Partisanship

As much as we could wish otherwise the courts do often seem to vote in a political manner.  The president’s power to appoint justices for life has impact far beyond his term in office. The SCOTUS review of Obama Care

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