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Author Archives: Charles Krauthammer / Syndicated Columnist

Obama’s on offramp to fantasyland

WASHINGTON – Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that “we went to a knife fight with a baguette.”

Will Crimea invasion wake Obama?

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?”

Putin’s gambit with Ukraine’s future

WASHINGTON – Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year.

Now you can decide if you’ll work

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.

Save Canada from pipeline limbo

WASHINGTON – Fixated as we Americans are on Canada’s three most attention-getting exports – polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto’s addled mayor – we’ve somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada’s current relations with the United States: extreme annoyance.

Gates confirms Obama’s duplicity

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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