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Selig’s winning legacy

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON The business of baseball and the nation’s business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill. The Washington Senators were run by Clark Griffith, who said: “Fans like home runs and we have assembled a pitching staff to ...

Vermont’s Bernie Sanders has mountains to climb

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it ...

America’s mushrooming welfare state

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON America’s national character will have to be changed if progressives are going to implement their agenda. So, changing social norms is the progressive agenda. To understand how far this has advanced, and how difficult it will be ...

Romney’s third run would be no charm

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON After his third loss, in 1908, as the Democrats’ presidential nominee, William Jennings Bryan enjoyed telling the story of the drunk who thrice tried ...

The Keystone catechism

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON 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. It has not yet been built but already is perhaps the most ...

Confirmation hearing questions for Loretta Lynch

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Senate confirmation hearings put nominees on notice that, as a Michigan state legislator reportedly once said, “I’m watching everything you do with a fine-toothed comb.” Loretta Lynch, a talented lawyer and seasoned U.S. attorney, should be confirmed as attorney ...

Climate’s instructive past

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON We know, because they often say so, that those who think catastrophic global warming is probable and perhaps imminent are exemplary empiricists. They say those who disagree with them are “climate change deniers” disrespectful of science. Actually, however, something ...

Bob Corker is the senator to watch in 2015

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Standing at the intersection of three foreign policy crises and a perennial constitutional tension, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., incoming chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, might be the senator who matters most in 2015. Without an authorization for use of ...

Striking a blow for liberty

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Last year’s most encouraging development in governance might have occurred in February in a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, Ky. There, a judge did something no federal judge has done since 1932. By striking down a “certificate of necessity” ...

Jeb Bush’s hurdles

By George F. Will
In 1968, a singularly traumatic year — assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam — Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his ...

Lighting federalism’s fuses

By George F. Will
OKLAHOMA CITY Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team here but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general and one of ...

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