Charles Krauthammer was arguably one of the greatest intellects in Washington, D.C. His columns and commentary were read and listened to by millions of people on a daily basis. His voice, always strong; his beliefs, always out front. He wrote columns and appeared on News shows beginning during the Reagan Administration and ending with the early Trump Administration. His praise was not limited to Republicans, nor was his scorn limited to Democrats. Charles’ opinion were his own and were always well thought out and found their basis in the facts of the day.
Krauthammer overcame many challenges in his life, including the swimming accident during his first year of Medical School which confined him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Sadly, Charles could not overcome this final challenge with an aggressive form of cancer that took his life today, June 21, 2018.
The loss of Charles Krauthammer is not just a great blow to journalism and media, but also to all of us who value intellectual discourse, journalistic integrity, and the willingness to speak out, even when the subject is unpopular. He will be greatly missed.