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Charles Krauthammer, Conservative Icon, Dies at Age 68

The iconic conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer passed away on Thursday. He was 68. He wrote numerous books, including a memoir: Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics.

The Washington Post put out a statement at his passing. “Krauthammer, one of the highest-profile commentators of his generation, championed the muscular foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the ideological groundwork for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq,” the Post recalled.

Ever hostile to conservatives, even in death, The Washington Post snuck in a dig at Krauthammer’s views. “Known for acerbic, unsparing prose and hawkishness on U.S. and Israeli security matters, he long directed his moral indignation at the ‘liberal monopoly’ on the news cycle,” the statement continued.

Krauthammer won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his syndicated weekly column in The Washington Post and wrote for magazines across the political spectrum. He also gained a “near-ubiquitous presence on cable news, particularly Fox.”

He will be sorely missed.