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Affirming a right to die

By George F. Will
SAN DIEGO Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. Lynette Cederquist, who regrets that Maynard had to move to Oregon in order ...

The havoc that Trump wreaks

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to ...

Trump defines down the GOP

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined ...

Honoring Ike with a monstrosity

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON We could wearily shrug, say “Oh, well,” and economize waste and annoyance by just building the proposed $142 million Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. But long after its perpetrators are gone, it would squat there, representing Washington at its worst. ...

America is encrusted with subsidies

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON You probably never knew of the federal funding of museums commemorating America’s long-gone whaling industry. The funding existed for 10 years, until 2011, ...

Trump, the counterfeit Republican

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON In every town large enough to have two traffic lights there is a bar at the back of which sits the local Donald Trump, nursing his fifth beer and innumerable delusions. Because the actual Donald Trump is wealthy, he ...

When history books make hisotry; remembering Robert Conquest

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON History books can be historic events, making history by ending important arguments. They can make it impossible for any intellectually honest person to assert ...

Drug cartels’ ‘vocabulary of mutilation’

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Don Winslow, novelist and conscientious objector to America’s longest “war,” was skeptical when he was in Washington on a recent Sunday morning. This was shortly after news broke about the escape, from one of Mexico’s “maximum security” prisons, of ...

The barbarity of a nation: The Planned Parenthood scandal

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop ...

Obama makes bad history

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, N.M. Nuclear-weapons technology has become markedly more ...

Willett v. Roberts

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Today’s most interesting debate about governance concerns a 110-year-old Supreme Court decision. Two participants in this debate are the chief justice of the United ...

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