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Author Archives: George Will / Syndicated Columnist

Faith in tweets reveals naive hopes

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s semantic somersaults to avoid attaching the adjective “Islamic” to the noun “extremism” are as indicative as they are entertaining.

The legalities of heading to battle

WASHINGTON – Americans, a litigious people, believe that rules for coping with messy reality …

Mike Pence a GOP conundrum

WASHINGTON – Although he is always preternaturally placid, Mike Pence today exemplifies a Re …

Education is not a federal concern

WASHINGTON – In 1981, Tennessee’s 41-year-old governor proposed to President Ronald Reagan a …

Defining economic failure down

WASHINGTON – Two phrases that Daniel Patrick Moynihan put into America’s political lexicon t …

Season of Excess has its diversions

WASHINGTON – Beer, Benjamin Franklin supposedly said but almost certainly didn’t, is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Oil will move with/without pipeline

WASHINGTON – Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee h …

Is climate change really our doing?

WASHINGTON – We know, because they often say so, that those who think catastrophic global wa …

Common Core stance may burn Bush

WASHINGTON – In 1968, a singularly traumatic year – assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam – Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential campaign was about “the politics of joy.”

Cuba now relevant in U.S. politics

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama has made a geopolitical irrelevancy suddenly relevant to American presidential politics.