Charles Krauthammer

Washington, D.C.

Columnist

Charles Krauthammer wrote a weekly political column that ran on Fridays. He is also the author of two collections — the #1 New York Times bestseller Things that Matter and, more recently, The Point of It All. Krauthammer appeared nightly on “Special Report with Bret Baier.” He 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. He died on June 21, 2018. His legacy and writings are preserved on his official website,
Latest from Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer: The authoritarian temptation

An excerpt from the original essay in his posthumous book “The Point of It All.”

November 8, 2019

Charles Krauthammer: The enduring miracle of the American Constitution

An excerpt from the forthcoming posthumous book “The Point of It All.”

November 29, 2018

A note to readers

A message from Charles Krauthammer

June 8, 2018

The guardrails hold

From the generals to the Boy Scouts, institutions are withstanding Trump.

August 3, 2017

Sessions lessons

Trump’s attacks on his attorney general show his pathological need to display dominance.

July 27, 2017

What to do for little Charlie Gard

One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma.

July 20, 2017

Bungled collusion is still collusion

What Trump Jr., et al. did may not be criminal. But it is deeply wrong.

July 13, 2017

North Korea: The Rubicon is crossed

Kim Jong Un has an intercontinental weapon. What do we have?

July 6, 2017

Why do they even play the game?

The Krauthammer Conjecture: Winning isn’t everything — but losing is a lot worse.

June 29, 2017

The great Muslim civil war — and us

Everyone knows that the Islamic State is finished. Who inherits?

June 22, 2017