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Author Archives: George Will / Syndicated Columnist

Supreme Court restrains bullying by progressives

WASHINGTON – Two 5-4 decisions last week on the final decision day of the Supreme Court’s term dealt with issues that illustrate the legal consequences of political tactics by today’s progressives.

Even in agreement, justices disagree

WASHINGTON – Even when Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, the justices can be fiercely divided about fundamental matters, as was demonstrated by two 9-0 rulings last week.

Redskins decision is official coercion

WASHINGTON – Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team’s name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School Redskins.

Constitutional equilibrium is worth a fight

WASHINGTON – What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls “taming the prince” – making executive power compatible with democracy’s abhorrence of arbitrary power – has been a perennial problem of modern politics.

Obama sidestepping Congress again

WASHINGTON – What Winston Churchill said of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles – that he was a bull who carried his own china shop around with him – is true of Susan Rice, who is, to be polite, accident prone.

War on Poverty’s collateral damage

WASHINGTON – Standing on his presidential limousine, Lyndon Johnson, campaigning in Providence, R.I., in September 1964, bellowed through a bullhorn: “We’re in favor of a lot of things and we’re against mighty few.”

Ruling halts Dems’ abuse of law

WASHINGTON – U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, revolted by the police-state arrogance of …

ACA fails next constitutional test

WASHINGTON – If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation’s second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.