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Columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote an opinion piece entitled “The Enemy Among Us” alleging that former President Barack Obama was creating a “shadow government” through his nonprofit Organizing for Action.

An opinion piece arguing that former President Barack Obamas nonprofit Organizing for Action (OFA) is a shadow government organization aimed at tearing down the Constitution has been circulating under various titles since it was originally published in February 2017. But it wasnt until months later, when Washington Postcolumnist Charles Krauthammers name was erroneously attached to the text, that this opinion piece started gaining popularity.

A portion of this opinion piece as it circulated under the title The Enemy Among Us is reproduced below:

I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called Organizing for Action (OFA).

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current presidents administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America!

The claim that Krauthammer penned this op-ed seems to have originated on the the web site Nesara News, which introduced the text with a brief paragraph lauding the credibility of the conservative columnist on 11 October 2017. The web site also claimed that the article had appeared in theNew York Post:

Krauthammer is about the best and brightest journalist and political analyst we have, in my opinion. His words of warning in the below message should be taken seriously and spread throughout the country so as many of our citizens as possible are made aware of what is happening right under our noses! An article from the New York Post:

This article was never published in theNew York Post,nor was it written by Charles Krauthammer. In fact, the Posts author page for Krauthammer only lists two articles, both of which were published in 2009, and neither of which dealt withOrganizing for Action.

The majority of this text originated in a 13 February 2017 blogposton The Daily Jot,nearly 8 months before Krauthammers name was erroneously attached to it. The post was entitled The Perilous Times We Live In and attributed to Christian journalist Bill Wilson.

With the exception of the opening and closing paragraphs, Wilsons article and the Krauthammer article are practically identical. Heres a comparison of the two articles with the shared text highlighted:

Wilson confirmed to us via email that he is the original author of this op-ed. Mike Watson, a research assistant for Krauthammer, also told us via email that this op-ed did not originate with the conservative columnist:

Dr. Krauthammer did not write it and has nothing to do with it.

Krauthammers name was simply tacked onto the end of this article in an attempt to lend it an air of credibility. We previously addressed the claim that President Obama was forming a shadow government to undermine the Trump presidency and found that it was based on little to no evidence.

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Published:24 October 2017

Updated:26 October 2017

Wilson, Bill. The Perilous Times We Live In. Daily Jot. 13 February 2017.

Sperry, Paul. How Obama is Scheming to Sabotage Trumps Presidency. New York Post. 11 February 2017.

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Charles Krauthammer says he is still recovering from surgery

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer on Friday had a special Christmas message for his Fox News fans, after taking a break from the public eye to recover from surgery.

“This being my first ‘vacation’ from Fox since I began there years ago, I should be enjoying the layoff, except for the fact that I have to work hard my doctors compare it to marathon training to offset the debilitating effects of the surgery,” Krauthammer said in a statement read on-air by “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier.

“I watch the show just about every night and it is consistently splendid: the best newscast on television,” Krauthammer said, referring to the program on which he has been a regular panelist.

“I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’ll be back as soon as I can!” he added.

Neither Krauthammer nor Fox News have disclosed details about his health; Baier said in October only that Krauthammer had undergone pre-planned surgery recommended by his doctors and “ran into some complications” after the operation.

Krauthammer, 67, has been paralyzed from the waist down after he was injured in a diving accident while in his first year at Harvard Medical School.

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Charles Krauthammer ‘still recovering’ from mystery surgery …

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer says he is making progress in his recovery from post-surgery complications and promised to his fans on Fox News that he will return.

“Thanks to all for your cards, letters and good wishes. I am still recovering from major surgery 12 weeks ago. I have graduated from the ICU to an advanced rehab facility to regain my strength and stamina,” Krauthammer said in a note shared by Fox News host Bret Baier on Tuesday. Krauthammer is a panelist on Baier’s show, “Special Report.”

“It’s a longer road than anticipated, but the support of family, friends and kindly viewers continue to sustain me. In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, I’ll be back,” he added, alluding to a well-known quote from Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator” movie franchise.

The circumstances of Krauthammer’s surgery remain somewhat of a mystery.

Baier said in early October, responding to fans asking about Krauthammer’s condition, that Krauthammer had undergone pre-planned surgery recommended by his doctors and “ran into some complications” after the operation. He hasn’t tweeted since early August.

Krauthammer, 67, became permanently paralyzed below the waist due to a diving accident while he attended Harvard Medical School. He later finished his degree but later left the field of psychiatry for journalism. He has worked for a number of publications over the years and won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987.

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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and …

Author One-on-One: Charles Krauthammer and Dana Perino

In this Amazon One-to-One, Charles Krauthammer and Dana Perino discuss Dr. Krauthammers new book Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics. Charles Krauthammer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator and physician. Dana Perino is a Former White House Press Secretary who worked with President George W. Bush, contributor and co-host of The Five on FOX News. She is a long-time friend and fan of Charles Krauthammer.

Dana Perino: Your new book covers three decades of your writings, divided into 16 chapters, and grouped into categories of the things that have mattered to you in your life. As you reviewed your body of work, were you surprised by anything that you had written? Did you ever think, I cant believe I ever thought that?

Charles Krauthammer: No real surprisesI find that I agree with myself a lotexcept for my enthusiastic review of Independence Day. Though I might’ve been unduly swayed by seeing the premiere with my son, then ten, who announced after the showing that he would see the movie every week for the rest of his life.

DP: The thing that has mattered most to you is your family. Your book opens with a column that could be called a two-hankie job. How hard is it to write about the people that you love, to give people a glimpse into your personal life?

CK: I didnt become a writer to write about myself. In fact, I don’t even like using the word “I” in writing an opinion column, let alone a personal one. The only times I really have written about my own life is when it had a purpose outside myself, such as honoring a person, perhaps a friend or mentor, of extraordinary character.

DP: As a long-time fan of yours, there are some of your columns that I remember reading, and where I was when I read it, and how I said to my husband, Thats exactly what I was thinking! Do you know when a column is going to be a hit?

CK: Quite the opposite. I’m always amazed how wrong I am. A column that I think will sink like a stone might catch on like wildfire. Others that I’m proud and smug about as I submit for publication, leave no trace. Which is why I’m a writer, not a publisher. I wasn’t made for marketing.

DP: The original essay you penned for Things That Matter is like an award-winning exhibit of your heart and mind. What will readers learn about you that they may not have known?

CK: How improbable my life story is. I still wake up simply amazed how I’ve ended up where I am, mostly by serendipity and sheer blind luck. I started out as a doctor. I ended as a writer. And that’s the least of the stunning twists and turns that have defined my lifewhich I write about, for the first time, in the introductory essay to Things That Matter.

DP: You have become a must-read and a must-see on television news programs. Parents shush their children when youre about to speak. On the rare Friday when you dont have a column or when youre not on Special Report with Bret Baier, your mom gets calls of Where is Charles? Disappointment hangs heavy over your fans. But who are your weekly must-reads?

CK: George Will. David Brooks. Mickey Kaus. And for that happy half of every yearApril through Octoberthe (daily) box score of the Washington Nationals.

DP: Do you think that your training as a psychiatrist has given you an advantage when observing people in politics?

CK: Actually, no. Psychiatry has everything to say about mental illness, very little to say about ordinary life. It offers no magical formulas for understanding human behavior beyond what any lay person can see. Although I do like to joke that there’s not much difference in what I do today as a political analyst in Washington from what I used to do as a psychiatrist in Bostonin both lines of work, I deal every day with people who suffer from paranoia and delusions of grandeur. The only difference is that the paranoids in Washington have access to nuclear weapons.

DP: You wrote a column on September 12, 2001 that is included in Things That Matter. How difficult was that to write under the time pressure of the day, and to keep your commentary to standard column length?

CK: Like the whole country, I was on fire with fury. I felt I simply had to write. The difficulty was less time pressure than emotional pressuretrying to suppress my feelings so I could be as analytical as possible. Sometimes that kind of writing can be disastrous. I think this one came out right.

DP: Given the mention in your essay, and because I have a gut feeling that were on the same page, what is your preferred style on serial commas?

CK: With commas the rule should always be: the fewer the better. They are a scourge, a pestilence upon the land. They must be given no quarter. When you list three things, it should be written: a, b and c. If you see a comma after the “b”call 911 immediately.

DP: Many readers may not realize that you once were a Democrat? Was it a gradual or a spectacular breakup?

CK: Like most breakups, gradual. Like few breakups, however, without regret.

DP: You have covered politics and government since the Carter administration. Do you believe that Americas politics are too strained, too partisan, and too deranged to make meaningful progress?

CK: Not at all. What we need is not a new politics but a new president.

DP: What do you think will be the things that matter 2030 years from now?

CK: The things that really matter, as I try to explain in the introductory essaythe cosmic questions of origins and meaning, the great achievements of science and art, the great mysteries of creation and consciousnessshall always be with us. Thirty years from now, 300 years from now. I hope that one contribution of this book will be to provide some illumination on these wondrous mysteries and achievements.

DP: If you had a magic wand and could get the U.S. federal government to do three things, what would be your top priorities?

CK: Abolish the income tax code with its staggeringly intrusive and impenetrable provisions and replace it with a clean consumption tax.

Get out of the race business and return the country to the colorblind vision of Martin Luther King.

Kill the penny.

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‘I’ll Be Back’: Bret Baier Shares Krauthammer’s Heartfelt …

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‘Trump Would Be Engulfed’: Krauthammer Says Mueller Is ‘Politically Unfireable’

Special Report All-Star Panel favorite Charles Krauthammer released a letter to his fans and supporters, several weeks after undergoing major surgery.

Bret Baier said Krauthammer sent him the letter to be shared with his viewers, as the panel continues to miss his sage voice each night.

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Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 14, 2017

“Thanks to all of you for your cards, letters and good wishes,” Krauthammer wrote. “I am still recovering from major surgery 12 weeks ago. I have graduated from the [Intensive Care Unit] to an advanced rehab facility to regain my strength and stamina.”

“It’s a longer road than anticipated but the support of family friends and kindly viewers continue to sustain me,” Krauthammer said.

“In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, ‘I’ll be back’,” he wrote.

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Krauthammer: GOP Health Care Bill ‘Resurrection’ Would Be ‘Most Spectacular Since Lazarus’

Krauthammer: ‘KGB Agent,’ ‘Liar’ Putin Would Never Admit to Election Meddling

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Dr. Charles Krauthammer, MD – Washington, DC – Psychiatry …

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Charles Krauthammer – The Washington Post

Charles Krauthammer writes a weekly political column that runs on Fridays. He is also a Fox News commentator and appears nightly on Special Report with Bret Baier. Krauthammer joined The Post as a columnist in 1984, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987 for his witty and insightful columns on national issues. Krauthammer began his journalism career at The New Republic, where he was a writer and editor and won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism. Before going into journalism, he was a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980, he helped direct planning in psychiatric research for the Carter administration, and he practiced medicine for three years as a resident and then chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Krauthammer was born in New York City and grew up in Montreal, Quebec. He attended McGill University, Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard Medical School.

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Charles Krauthammer seems to think Steve Bannons fate will …

Charles Krauthammer claimed during the Thursday airing of Special Report With Bret Baier that he felt White House chief strategist Steve Bannon Scaramucci-ed himself after giving a wide-ranging interview to American Prospect.

Bannon in the interview undermined President Donald Trumps North Korean rhetoric, and claimed that theres no military solution to the conflict with the country. He also excoriated white nationalists, which he called clowns, losers, and fringe elements.

After his abrupt interview went viral, it was reported, however, that Bannon did not think his comments were being recorded, or had been on the record at all.

Krauthammer, a Fox News contributor, addressed Bannons interview and compared it to former White House communications director Anthony Scaramuccis explosive and exposing interview with the New Yorkers Ryan Lizza, which was said to have a part in his ouster.

Krauthammer on Thursday claimed that he believed Bannons actions, however, were not part of a greater plan to distract the country from the presidents bad week, and instead, could be extremely damning to his reportedly tenuous relationship with Trump.

I think Bannon just got Scaramucci-ed, Krauthammer told his fellow panelists. Actually, he was self-Scaramuccied. Its kind of like a Japanese version of it where you actually impale yourself.

This was completely unnecessary. I suspect he thought he was speaking with somebody that would not publish this. But part of the reason that it is so inexplicable, and it cant be a part of a larger strategy, is that on North Korea he totally contradicted the president. He ridiculed his position, Krauthammer said.

Krauthammer noted that Bannons apparent correlation of Trump and North Korea dictator Kim Jong un as amateurs blundering about perhaps the most damning part in terms of his standing with the president.

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Charles Krauthammer Slams Trump’s Take On Charlottesville As ‘A Moral Disgrace’ – HuffPost

The syndicated columnist appeared aghast on Fox News Special Report when fellow panelist Laura Ingraham suggested that Trump had become sidetracked and caught in a pundit trap when he became defensive about his response to the weekends events in Virginia, instead of talking about the planned press conference topic of infrastructure.

To critique what he did today on the grounds that it distracts from the agenda or was a tactical mistake I believe is a cop-out,Krauthammer told Ingraham.What Trump did today was a moral disgrace.

What he did is he reverted back to where he was on Saturday, and made it very clear that what he read on …Monday, two days later, was a hostage tape, clearly reading off a prompter, saying these denunciations by name of the KKK, et cetera, he continued.

That wasnt Trump speaking. That was the aides speaking.

At Trump Tower earlier Tuesday, Trump defended his initial statement on the Charlottesville riots and once again placed the blame on both sides of the conflict.

Krauthammer argued that Trumps off-script press conference revealed the presidents true feelings, though Ingraham argued that Trump had already responded to the hate groups on Monday.

Ill tell you why he didnt [denounce white supremacy]on Saturday, because its not whats in his heart, he said, adding that his Monday statement condemning Nazis and the KKK was read off a prompter.

He was not asked to do the press conference.The reason he did it [is because] he has a point to make, Krauthammer added. And he made it very plain to the country that what he believes [is]what he said on Saturday and not what he read two days later.

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Did Charles Krauthammer Write An Essay Called ‘The Enemy …

CLAIM Columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote an opinion piece entitled “The Enemy Among Us” alleging that former President Barack Obama was creating a “shadow government” through his nonprofit Organizing for Action. An opinion piece arguing that former President Barack Obamas nonprofit Organizing for Action (OFA) is a shadow government organization aimed at tearing down the Constitution has been circulating under various titles since it was originally published in February 2017. But it wasnt until months later, when Washington Postcolumnist Charles Krauthammers name was erroneously attached to the text, that this opinion piece started gaining popularity. A portion of this opinion piece as it circulated under the title The Enemy Among Us is reproduced below: I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called Organizing for Action (OFA). OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current presidents administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws? If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America! The claim that Krauthammer penned this op-ed seems to have originated on the the web site Nesara News, which introduced the text with a brief paragraph lauding the credibility of the conservative columnist on 11 October 2017. The web site also claimed that the article had appeared in theNew York Post: Krauthammer is about the best and brightest journalist and political analyst we have, in my opinion. His words of warning in the below message should be taken seriously and spread throughout the country so as many of our citizens as possible are made aware of what is happening right under our noses! An article from the New York Post: This article was never published in theNew York Post,nor was it written by Charles Krauthammer. In fact, the Posts author page for Krauthammer only lists two articles, both of which were published in 2009, and neither of which dealt withOrganizing for Action. The majority of this text originated in a 13 February 2017 blogposton The Daily Jot,nearly 8 months before Krauthammers name was erroneously attached to it. The post was entitled The Perilous Times We Live In and attributed to Christian journalist Bill Wilson. With the exception of the opening and closing paragraphs, Wilsons article and the Krauthammer article are practically identical. Heres a comparison of the two articles with the shared text highlighted: Wilson confirmed to us via email that he is the original author of this op-ed. Mike Watson, a research assistant for Krauthammer, also told us via email that this op-ed did not originate with the conservative columnist: Dr. Krauthammer did not write it and has nothing to do with it. Krauthammers name was simply tacked onto the end of this article in an attempt to lend it an air of credibility. We previously addressed the claim that President Obama was forming a shadow government to undermine the Trump presidency and found that it was based on little to no evidence. Got a tip or a rumor? Contact us here. Fact Checker:Dan Evon Featured Image:Gil C / Shutterstock.com Published:24 October 2017 Updated:26 October 2017 Wilson, Bill. The Perilous Times We Live In. Daily Jot. 13 February 2017. Sperry, Paul. How Obama is Scheming to Sabotage Trumps Presidency. New York Post. 11 February 2017.

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Charles Krauthammer says he is still recovering from surgery

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer on Friday had a special Christmas message for his Fox News fans, after taking a break from the public eye to recover from surgery. “This being my first ‘vacation’ from Fox since I began there years ago, I should be enjoying the layoff, except for the fact that I have to work hard my doctors compare it to marathon training to offset the debilitating effects of the surgery,” Krauthammer said in a statement read on-air by “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier. “I watch the show just about every night and it is consistently splendid: the best newscast on television,” Krauthammer said, referring to the program on which he has been a regular panelist. “I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’ll be back as soon as I can!” he added. Neither Krauthammer nor Fox News have disclosed details about his health; Baier said in October only that Krauthammer had undergone pre-planned surgery recommended by his doctors and “ran into some complications” after the operation. Krauthammer, 67, has been paralyzed from the waist down after he was injured in a diving accident while in his first year at Harvard Medical School.

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Charles Krauthammer ‘still recovering’ from mystery surgery …

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer says he is making progress in his recovery from post-surgery complications and promised to his fans on Fox News that he will return. “Thanks to all for your cards, letters and good wishes. I am still recovering from major surgery 12 weeks ago. I have graduated from the ICU to an advanced rehab facility to regain my strength and stamina,” Krauthammer said in a note shared by Fox News host Bret Baier on Tuesday. Krauthammer is a panelist on Baier’s show, “Special Report.” “It’s a longer road than anticipated, but the support of family, friends and kindly viewers continue to sustain me. In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, I’ll be back,” he added, alluding to a well-known quote from Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator” movie franchise. The circumstances of Krauthammer’s surgery remain somewhat of a mystery. Baier said in early October, responding to fans asking about Krauthammer’s condition, that Krauthammer had undergone pre-planned surgery recommended by his doctors and “ran into some complications” after the operation. He hasn’t tweeted since early August. Krauthammer, 67, became permanently paralyzed below the waist due to a diving accident while he attended Harvard Medical School. He later finished his degree but later left the field of psychiatry for journalism. He has worked for a number of publications over the years and won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987.

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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and …

Author One-on-One: Charles Krauthammer and Dana Perino In this Amazon One-to-One, Charles Krauthammer and Dana Perino discuss Dr. Krauthammers new book Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics. Charles Krauthammer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator and physician. Dana Perino is a Former White House Press Secretary who worked with President George W. Bush, contributor and co-host of The Five on FOX News. She is a long-time friend and fan of Charles Krauthammer. Dana Perino: Your new book covers three decades of your writings, divided into 16 chapters, and grouped into categories of the things that have mattered to you in your life. As you reviewed your body of work, were you surprised by anything that you had written? Did you ever think, I cant believe I ever thought that? Charles Krauthammer: No real surprisesI find that I agree with myself a lotexcept for my enthusiastic review of Independence Day. Though I might’ve been unduly swayed by seeing the premiere with my son, then ten, who announced after the showing that he would see the movie every week for the rest of his life. DP: The thing that has mattered most to you is your family. Your book opens with a column that could be called a two-hankie job. How hard is it to write about the people that you love, to give people a glimpse into your personal life? CK: I didnt become a writer to write about myself. In fact, I don’t even like using the word “I” in writing an opinion column, let alone a personal one. The only times I really have written about my own life is when it had a purpose outside myself, such as honoring a person, perhaps a friend or mentor, of extraordinary character. DP: As a long-time fan of yours, there are some of your columns that I remember reading, and where I was when I read it, and how I said to my husband, Thats exactly what I was thinking! Do you know when a column is going to be a hit? CK: Quite the opposite. I’m always amazed how wrong I am. A column that I think will sink like a stone might catch on like wildfire. Others that I’m proud and smug about as I submit for publication, leave no trace. Which is why I’m a writer, not a publisher. I wasn’t made for marketing. DP: The original essay you penned for Things That Matter is like an award-winning exhibit of your heart and mind. What will readers learn about you that they may not have known? CK: How improbable my life story is. I still wake up simply amazed how I’ve ended up where I am, mostly by serendipity and sheer blind luck. I started out as a doctor. I ended as a writer. And that’s the least of the stunning twists and turns that have defined my lifewhich I write about, for the first time, in the introductory essay to Things That Matter. DP: You have become a must-read and a must-see on television news programs. Parents shush their children when youre about to speak. On the rare Friday when you dont have a column or when youre not on Special Report with Bret Baier, your mom gets calls of Where is Charles? Disappointment hangs heavy over your fans. But who are your weekly must-reads? CK: George Will. David Brooks. Mickey Kaus. And for that happy half of every yearApril through Octoberthe (daily) box score of the Washington Nationals. DP: Do you think that your training as a psychiatrist has given you an advantage when observing people in politics? CK: Actually, no. Psychiatry has everything to say about mental illness, very little to say about ordinary life. It offers no magical formulas for understanding human behavior beyond what any lay person can see. Although I do like to joke that there’s not much difference in what I do today as a political analyst in Washington from what I used to do as a psychiatrist in Bostonin both lines of work, I deal every day with people who suffer from paranoia and delusions of grandeur. The only difference is that the paranoids in Washington have access to nuclear weapons. DP: You wrote a column on September 12, 2001 that is included in Things That Matter. How difficult was that to write under the time pressure of the day, and to keep your commentary to standard column length? CK: Like the whole country, I was on fire with fury. I felt I simply had to write. The difficulty was less time pressure than emotional pressuretrying to suppress my feelings so I could be as analytical as possible. Sometimes that kind of writing can be disastrous. I think this one came out right. DP: Given the mention in your essay, and because I have a gut feeling that were on the same page, what is your preferred style on serial commas? CK: With commas the rule should always be: the fewer the better. They are a scourge, a pestilence upon the land. They must be given no quarter. When you list three things, it should be written: a, b and c. If you see a comma after the “b”call 911 immediately. DP: Many readers may not realize that you once were a Democrat? Was it a gradual or a spectacular breakup? CK: Like most breakups, gradual. Like few breakups, however, without regret. DP: You have covered politics and government since the Carter administration. Do you believe that Americas politics are too strained, too partisan, and too deranged to make meaningful progress? CK: Not at all. What we need is not a new politics but a new president. DP: What do you think will be the things that matter 2030 years from now? CK: The things that really matter, as I try to explain in the introductory essaythe cosmic questions of origins and meaning, the great achievements of science and art, the great mysteries of creation and consciousnessshall always be with us. Thirty years from now, 300 years from now. I hope that one contribution of this book will be to provide some illumination on these wondrous mysteries and achievements. DP: If you had a magic wand and could get the U.S. federal government to do three things, what would be your top priorities? CK: Abolish the income tax code with its staggeringly intrusive and impenetrable provisions and replace it with a clean consumption tax. Get out of the race business and return the country to the colorblind vision of Martin Luther King. Kill the penny.

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‘I’ll Be Back’: Bret Baier Shares Krauthammer’s Heartfelt …

Krauthammer: ‘Sean Spicer, We Hardly Knew Ye’ ‘Trump Would Be Engulfed’: Krauthammer Says Mueller Is ‘Politically Unfireable’ Special Report All-Star Panel favorite Charles Krauthammer released a letter to his fans and supporters, several weeks after undergoing major surgery. Bret Baier said Krauthammer sent him the letter to be shared with his viewers, as the panel continues to miss his sage voice each night. A note from @Krauthammer pic.twitter.com/HgsoVMQdW4 Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 14, 2017 “Thanks to all of you for your cards, letters and good wishes,” Krauthammer wrote. “I am still recovering from major surgery 12 weeks ago. I have graduated from the [Intensive Care Unit] to an advanced rehab facility to regain my strength and stamina.” “It’s a longer road than anticipated but the support of family friends and kindly viewers continue to sustain me,” Krauthammer said. “In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, ‘I’ll be back’,” he wrote. Watch more above and share your well wishes for Charles in the comments. Krauthammer: GOP Health Care Bill ‘Resurrection’ Would Be ‘Most Spectacular Since Lazarus’ Krauthammer: ‘KGB Agent,’ ‘Liar’ Putin Would Never Admit to Election Meddling

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December 18, 2017   Posted in: Charles Krauthammer  Comments Closed

Dr. Charles Krauthammer, MD – Washington, DC – Psychiatry …

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December 18, 2017   Posted in: Charles Krauthammer  Comments Closed

Charles Krauthammer – The Washington Post

Charles Krauthammer writes a weekly political column that runs on Fridays. He is also a Fox News commentator and appears nightly on Special Report with Bret Baier. Krauthammer joined The Post as a columnist in 1984, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987 for his witty and insightful columns on national issues. Krauthammer began his journalism career at The New Republic, where he was a writer and editor and won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism. Before going into journalism, he was a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980, he helped direct planning in psychiatric research for the Carter administration, and he practiced medicine for three years as a resident and then chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Krauthammer was born in New York City and grew up in Montreal, Quebec. He attended McGill University, Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard Medical School.

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December 3, 2017   Posted in: Charles Krauthammer  Comments Closed

Charles Krauthammer seems to think Steve Bannons fate will …

Charles Krauthammer claimed during the Thursday airing of Special Report With Bret Baier that he felt White House chief strategist Steve Bannon Scaramucci-ed himself after giving a wide-ranging interview to American Prospect. Bannon in the interview undermined President Donald Trumps North Korean rhetoric, and claimed that theres no military solution to the conflict with the country. He also excoriated white nationalists, which he called clowns, losers, and fringe elements. After his abrupt interview went viral, it was reported, however, that Bannon did not think his comments were being recorded, or had been on the record at all. Krauthammer, a Fox News contributor, addressed Bannons interview and compared it to former White House communications director Anthony Scaramuccis explosive and exposing interview with the New Yorkers Ryan Lizza, which was said to have a part in his ouster. Krauthammer on Thursday claimed that he believed Bannons actions, however, were not part of a greater plan to distract the country from the presidents bad week, and instead, could be extremely damning to his reportedly tenuous relationship with Trump. I think Bannon just got Scaramucci-ed, Krauthammer told his fellow panelists. Actually, he was self-Scaramuccied. Its kind of like a Japanese version of it where you actually impale yourself. This was completely unnecessary. I suspect he thought he was speaking with somebody that would not publish this. But part of the reason that it is so inexplicable, and it cant be a part of a larger strategy, is that on North Korea he totally contradicted the president. He ridiculed his position, Krauthammer said. Krauthammer noted that Bannons apparent correlation of Trump and North Korea dictator Kim Jong un as amateurs blundering about perhaps the most damning part in terms of his standing with the president. See the rest of Krauthammers comments in the video below.

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Charles Krauthammer Slams Trump’s Take On Charlottesville As ‘A Moral Disgrace’ – HuffPost

The syndicated columnist appeared aghast on Fox News Special Report when fellow panelist Laura Ingraham suggested that Trump had become sidetracked and caught in a pundit trap when he became defensive about his response to the weekends events in Virginia, instead of talking about the planned press conference topic of infrastructure. To critique what he did today on the grounds that it distracts from the agenda or was a tactical mistake I believe is a cop-out,Krauthammer told Ingraham.What Trump did today was a moral disgrace. What he did is he reverted back to where he was on Saturday, and made it very clear that what he read on …Monday, two days later, was a hostage tape, clearly reading off a prompter, saying these denunciations by name of the KKK, et cetera, he continued. That wasnt Trump speaking. That was the aides speaking. At Trump Tower earlier Tuesday, Trump defended his initial statement on the Charlottesville riots and once again placed the blame on both sides of the conflict. Krauthammer argued that Trumps off-script press conference revealed the presidents true feelings, though Ingraham argued that Trump had already responded to the hate groups on Monday. Ill tell you why he didnt [denounce white supremacy]on Saturday, because its not whats in his heart, he said, adding that his Monday statement condemning Nazis and the KKK was read off a prompter. He was not asked to do the press conference.The reason he did it [is because] he has a point to make, Krauthammer added. And he made it very plain to the country that what he believes [is]what he said on Saturday and not what he read two days later. Watch Krauthammer and Ingrahams full discussion in the video below. The Morning Email Wake up to the day’s most important news.

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