George F. Will is one of the most widely recognized, and widely read, writers in the world. With more than 450 newspapers, his biweekly Newsweek column, and his appearances as a political commentator on ABC, Will may be the most influential writer in America.
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  • Tweeting against terrorism   

    Tweeting against terrorism  

    U.S. “countermessaging” against the Islamic State will use up to 140 characters to persuade persons who are tempted to join in its barbarism that these behaviors are not nice.

  • War authorization’s difficult debate

    War authorization’s difficult debate

    Americans, a litigious people, believe that rules for coping with messy reality can be written in tidy legal language.

  • Curb your pessimism

    Curb your pessimism

    The world might currently seem unusually disorderly, but it can be so without being unusually dangerous.

  • The Pence paradox

    The Pence paradox

    Although he is always preternaturally placid, Mike Pence today exemplifies a Republican conundrum.

  • Education is the business of the states

    Education is the business of the states

    Although liberal academia deserves its government-inflicted miseries, Alexander’s next project will be deregulation of higher education.

  • Defining economic failure down

    Defining economic failure down

    Economic weakness — new business formations are at a 35-year low — is both a cause and a consequence of alarming cultural changes.

  • A season of wretched excess

    A season of wretched excess

    The State of the Union has become, under presidents of both parties, a political pep rally degrading to everyone.

  • Bud Selig’s winning legacy

    Bud Selig’s winning legacy

    The business of baseball and the nation’s business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill.

  • Vermont’s Sanders has mountains to climb

    Vermont’s Sanders has mountains to climb

    Sanders calls himself an independent, although he caucuses and reliably votes with Senate Democrats.

  • The mushrooming welfare state

    The mushrooming welfare state

    America’s national character will have to be changed if progressives are going to implement their agenda.

  • Mitt’s third run would be no charm

    Mitt’s third run would be no charm

    Mitt Romney might understandably think that a third try would have a happy ending in a successful presidency. First, however, he must be a candidate.

  • The Keystone catechism

    The Keystone catechism

    Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee has there been creativity as miraculous as that of the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • Questions for a nominee

    Questions for a nominee

    “I’m watching everything you do with a fine-toothed comb.”

  • Climate change’s instructive past   

    Climate change’s instructive past  

    We know, because they often say so, that those who think catastrophic global warming is probable and perhaps imminent are exemplary empiricists.

  • The senator to watch in 2015

    The senator to watch in 2015

    Bob Corker, R-Tenn., incoming chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, may be the senator who matters most in 2015.

  • Jeb Bush's hurdles

    Jeb Bush’s hurdles

    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.”

  • A strike against rent-seeking

    A strike against rent-seeking

    Last year’s most encouraging development in governance might have occurred in February in a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, Ky.

  • Cuba derangement syndrome

    Cuba derangement syndrome

    The permanent embargo was imposed in 1962 in the hope of achieving, among other things, regime change. Well.

  • Lighting fuses in Oklahoma

    Lighting fuses in Oklahoma

    Scott Pruitt is having fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general, and one of the Obama administration’s most tenacious tormentors.

  • A Texas-sized plate dispute

    A Texas-sized plate dispute

    Texas is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, probably in vain.