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Author Archives: George Will / Syndicated Columnist

More crimes = more risk to public

WASHINGTON – By history’s frequently brutal dialectic, the good that we call progress often …

Big government forgets little Americans

WASHINGTON – Intellectually undemanding progressives, excited by the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. – advocate of the downtrodden and the Export-Import Bank – have at last noticed something obvious:

Grants to states, cities a bad habit

WASHINGTON – In 2010, Plymouth, Conn., was awarded $430,000 for widening sidewalks and relat …

Ideology, not just orders, defines Nazi killers

WASHINGTON – Western reflection about human nature and the politics of the human condition began with the sunburst of ancient Greece 2,500 years ago, but lurched into a new phase 70 years ago with the liberation of the Nazi extermination camps.

Update military force authorization

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s coming request for Congress to “right-size and update” the Autho …

Stale ideas haunt, blinker Democrats

WASHINGTON – Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world’s oldest political party – the primary architect of this nation’s administrative state – has some thinking to do.

Six issues for GOP to address first

WASHINGTON – Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, R …

Will Tues. give Dems a bellyache?

WASHINGTON – Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation’s mind.

Zealous DA criminalizes conservativism in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON – The early morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens’ homes were conducted by law enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on doors and issuing threats.

Thinking women won’t be swayed

DENVER – One of the wonders of this political moment is feminist contentment about the infan …