This morning I posted a column in The Hill newspaper on the passing of Charles Krauthammer, one of the truly great columnists of his generation. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing Charles as well as his millions of followers, this is a devastating loss that will leave a deep and lasting void.
I will miss teasing Charles in the green room at Fox over the rivaling fortunes of my Cubs versus his Nats. While we disagreed on some policy issues, we agreed on many others. Law was always a central interest for Charles and he embraced a textualist approach to most constitutional issues. His principles would at times put him at odds with Republicans and he was highly critical of Trump, who he believed was guilty of collusion with the Russians.
Charles was a unique voice in a business filled with artificiality and formula commentary. Charles had an unrelenting and uncompromising intellect. He lived a true life that ended far, far too early.
Rest in peace, Charles.