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Stories by George F. Will
Advice for Obama in Handling Afghanistan
Or 2003, with a Shinseki moment.
Why No One Believes Obama
The President is CPR for the GOP.
George F. Will: How Obama Is Like Huey Long
Washington is seriously unserious.
Clarence Thomas and the Voting Rights Act
The high court's misplaced modesty.
Will: How Barney Frank Intervened at GM
And green guy. So he pressures GM.
Did Sotomayor Save Baseball? Not Really.
Actually, more like a pop foul.
Why Ray LaHood Is Wrong
Secretary of Behavior Modification
George F. Will: Unsilent Barack
The trajectory of his presidency may have been determined by what he did in his first 100 days.
Will: Is There a "Community of Nations"?
A pandering Obama praised Europe's 'leading role in the world.' Actually, Europe exercises almost no leadership, even in Europe.
George F. Will: Spring Brain Training
In which we solve the mystery of how a team hit into a triple play without any fielder touching the ball.
George Will: Good Things About Arne Duncan
Arne Duncan, the new secretary of education, says that under No Child Left Behind 'we have been lying to students and their parents.'
George F. Will: Bootleggers' Delights
Banning Sunday liquor sales pleases Baptists—and also pleases bootleggers by increasing demand for their services.
Will: U.S. Better Off After Economy Recovers
Cows should die in Wisconsin so that mothers in Watts will pay more—a price government deems 'reasonable'—for their children's milk?
George F. Will: 2008--Rod, Eliot, Yuck
During the presidential contest between an African-American from Chicago and a plumber from Toledo, eros reared its beguiling head.
George Will: Ending 'Politics as Usual'
As usual, people are saying we must end 'politics as usual.' And as usual, few wonder why such politics are usual.
George F. Will: TARP and ADD
Congress has made bureaucrats into legislators; or perhaps it has made Hank Paulson into the fourth branch of government.
George F. Will: The Good Bad News
If the nation wants a really Rooseveltian intervention in the economy, it should celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday.
George Will Makes the Case for Westerns
The new movie 'Appaloosa' is welcome evidence that the Western genre is not wrapped in white linen and cold as the clay.
Heepism vs. Elitism
Voters today demand empathy from candidates in a way that voters never did from austere George Washington or crusty John Adams.
George F. Will: Homogenizers in Retreat
At their worst—their best is bad enough—EU enthusiasts clumsily invoke the pale specter of a synthetic terror.
George F. Will: Nudge Against the Fudge
Dare we hope that Barack Obama shares the 'libertarian paternalism' of two of his former University of Chicago colleagues?
George F. Will: As the Oceans Rise
Obama's words mesmerize a nation accustomed to leaders who use words with antic indifference to their accuracy.
George F. Will: Caesaropapism Rampant
Americans are not cynical about politics. They are presidential romantics. Hence they suffer serial disappointments.
George F. Will: Questions for John McCain
You say 'some greedy people' on Wall Street 'perhaps need to be punished.' So, government should treat greed as a crime?
George F. Will: Questions for Obama
Have you told young couples straining to buy their first home that declining prices of houses are a misfortune?
Will: A Libertarian Surge?
Bob Barr will be dry-eyed if his candidacy is to John McCain what Ralph Nader's was to Al Gore in 2000.
Will: ‘Your Brain on Cubs’
It is said there are no atheists in foxholes. There should be lots of them in Wrigley Field in the Cubs' 10th decade of rebuilding.
Will: Kosovo’s Dark Meaning
The United States, which quickly recognized Kosovo's independence, has not always been so tolerant of the principle of secession.
Will: McCain and the Oath
He has not been bashful about advising the Supreme Court. He should weigh in again, against aspects of McCain-Feingold.
Will: How McGovern Made This
He thinks he could have won in 1972 with a running mate called 'the most trusted man in America'—Walter Cronkite.
Will: The Biofuel Follies
To avoid drilling for oil in ANWR, the planet savers evidently prefer destroying forests that absorb greenhouse gases.
Will: Stimulating Talk, Redux
Washington will stimulate the economy by enacting pet agendas in the name of recovery from a perhaps nonexistent recession.