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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 ...

A Texas-sized plate dispute

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the Civil War, but the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) might consider that judgment premature, given its ...

The cheerfulness of tax reform

By George F. Will
“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” ...

Criminal justice abyss

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON By history’s frequently brutal dialectic, the good that we call progress often comes spasmodically, in lurches propelled by tragedies caused by callousness, folly or ignorance. With the grand jury’s as yet inexplicable refusal to find criminal culpability in Eric ...

Government for the strongest: Beware the rise of the ‘progressive Clerisy’

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Intellectually undemanding “progressives,” excited by the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — advocate of the downtrodden and the Export-Import Bank — have at ...

Another case for term limits

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON In 2010, Plymouth, Conn., was awarded $430,000 for widening sidewalks and related matters near two schools. This money was a portion of the $612 million Congress authorized for five years of the federal Safe Routes to School program intended ...

A case for self-restraint in governing

By George F. Will
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. — Newton’s Third Law of Motion WASHINGTON America’s Newtonian Constitution might again ...

Thanks, or something

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California’s Legislature includes 93 persons who seem never to have had sex. They enacted the ...

Recalling Nelson Rockefeller

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period ...

Using a bludgeon in Wis.

By George F. Will
MILWAUKEE It is as remarkable as it is repulsive, the ingenuity with which the Obama administration uses the regulatory state’s intricacies to advance progressivism’s project of breaking nongovernmental institutions to government’s saddle. Eager to sacrifice low-income children to please teachers ...

The warped idealism of Adolf Eichmann

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Western reflection about human nature and the politics of the human condition began with the sunburst of ancient Greece 2,500 years ago but lurched ...

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