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Charles Krauthammer

Obama's Dream and the Right's Crocodile Tears

Doug Kendall | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Do folks like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann, war-on-terror architect John Yoo, and columnist Charles Krauthammer really believe the Constitution means one thing when a Republican is in the White House, and something entirely different when the President is a Democrat?

McCarthyism Survives: Fox News Carries the Torch

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.10.2012 | Media
Jeff Schweitzer

Fox is now what McCarthy would have been if he had access to the Internet and 24-hour cable TV. Odd stories like the birther movement only exist because Fox irresponsibly fans the flames, continuing to report on the discredited issue.

The "Individual Mandate" Is a Great Advance for Freedom

Jesse Larner | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Libertarians are fond of saying, "Your right to swing your fist ends where my chin begins." The idea is that the only legitimate limits on freedom of ...

Mind Games

D. R. Tucker | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Facts destroyed 'motivated reasoning' in my case. Could this happen to other conservatives? That depends on conservatives being willing to subject the views they hear and read to strict scrutiny, to ask themselves if they're really hearing the truth from the talkers.

Out Come The Knives: Conservative Pundits Slam Gingrich

Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

As Newt Gingrich's surge in the polls continues, the backlash against his campaign for president has begun. Prominent conservatives like Ann Coulter, ...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Needs To Turn Down The Trump Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

UPDATE, 4:17pm: Mitt Romney has evidently taken my advice. Donald Trump, through a spokesman, sent over a response to Romney's decision not to atte...

Sam Stein

Gingrich's Relationship With Conservative Media: It's Complicated | Sam Stein | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, radio host Rush Limbaugh railed against big-time columnists and TV pundits who've been attacking Newt Gingrich. But it wasn't...

Michael Calderone

Conservative Pundits: GOP Primary Lacks Foreign Policy Focus | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.02.2011 | Media

The Republican Party is divided like never before on the issue of U.S. foreign policy, with rifts over foreign engagement, Pentagon budgeting and the ...

Michael Calderone

'Leading From Behind': The Evolution Of A Blind Quote | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- In late June, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza was following Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on the campaign trail when he heard the Republic...

Keeping Some From Voting Is Part of the Plan

Dennis Jett | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Dennis Jett

It should be clear to all but the most steadfast of reality deniers that the strategy of the Republican Party for the presidential election next year is to cause another recession and hope the voters blame President Obama.

For Gingrich Gaffe, Video Killed the Video Star

Ari Melber | Posted 07.18.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

In the old days, raising big money and netting an early appearance on shows like Meet The Press would mint first tier candidates like Newt Gingrich. Now, the soundbites that emerge from such shows can matter more than the entire appearance.

Lockboxes and Lunchboxes: Krauthammer vs. Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Charles Krauthammer wants you to know two things: There's no "lockbox" for Social Security and there's no such thing as a free lunch. He's wrong about Social Security, but first things first: Let's do lunch.

Rush Vs. Fox News: Limbaugh Rips Panel For 'Slobbering' Over Obama, Panel Responds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A feud has broken out between Rush Limbaugh and the so-called "All Star Panel" on Fox News' "Special Report" over the panel's praise for President Oba...

After Tucson

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Too much too soon, too sad, too quickly. The news out of Tucson is only days old, but already it seems as if we've known the place, known the major ...

New Congress Begins with GOP Charades and Debt Threats

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The new GOP's strategy in the 112th Congress is apparently to shut down the entire economy and undermine the U.S.'s global credibility to agitate for policies that even their new majority could not otherwise enact.

Silent Night in America

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

"And so this is Christmas. And what have we done?" John Lennon's question hangs in the air this frustrating year. For liberals, the answer is "Not nearly enough."

Sam Stein

The Bizarre Alliance Between Democrats And A Conservative Columnist | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deal that President Barack Obama has cut to extend the Bush-era tax cuts in full has produced a number of bizarre alliances, with fo...

WikiLeaks Exposes More Than Documents

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Rather than focus on the substance of the leaked diplomatic cables, American journalists tend to either frame the story as being about the "over-classification" of documents or the personal motivations and private life of Julian Assange.

Krauthammer Makes New Prediction Regarding Failed Old Prediction

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

Krauthammer's record of predictions in the realm of foreign policy is so horrid that it would probably surprise even many of his detractors.

Breaking Israel to Fix It -- Rightists Rethink Holding the West Bank

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Of late, figures of significance on the right of both the Israeli and American Jewish communities have begun to rethink the future of the settlers' core redoubt: the West Bank.

Putting a Smiley Face on the Tea Party

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

It all seemed a little strange on August 28th. Glenn Beck insisted his "Restoring Honor 8/28" rally was a revival meeting, not a "political" event.

What Does it Mean to Lose the Washington Post?

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

Democrats need to realize that they do not presently have a mandate for a reprise of the New Deal or Great Society. Voters want practical solutions to their all too real problems.

Jason Linkins

Stephen Colbert Explores Obama's Religion Perception Problem (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert had a longish segment concerning the recent nutlog protests of the Cordoba House in lower Manhattan, a...

Lie About Auschwitz Fuels Park51 Hysteria

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

Why would one of the most powerful figures in the American Catholic clergy step into the anti-Muslim hysteria waving a lie? Maybe somebody on the Archbishop's team is a regular viewer of Fox News.

The Cordoba House and the Limits of Public Opinion

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

According to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, 70 percent of Americans oppose construction of the planned Cordoba House two blocks away from Ground Zero. Who cares?