George Will

Super Bowl's 60 minutes of damage

WASHINGTON Settling unhappily into his Super Bowl seat, Himalayan high behind the end zone, Joe spots an empty seat low and on the 50-yard line. ...

In Iowa, signs of civil health

WASHINGTON When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, ...

The Texas congressman who could ignite tax reform

WASHINGTON Woodrow Wilson, who enjoyed moralizing about the mundane, called paying taxes a "glorious privilege." In 1865, when there was a Civil War income tax, ...

Bloomberg: Another echo, not a choice

WASHINGTON Michael Bloomberg's epiphany about the 2016 presidential proceedings is that what is missing is a second bossy, big-government billionaire from Manhattan's East Side ...

Will Obama's overreach be policed?

WASHINGTON During Watergate, Henry Kissinger's mordant wit leavened the unpleasantness: "The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer." President Obama often does ...

China's flawed ascent

WASHINGTON China produces an astonishing number of astonishing numbers, including this: In the 20th century, America made automobiles mass-consumption items, requiring prodigious road building. China, ...

Keep an eye on Chris Christie

WASHINGTON Iowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the population, which is actually why it is fine for them to begin the ...

Rubio's judgment in question

WASHINGTON What boxer Sonny Liston's manager said of him (Sonny had his good points; the trouble was his bad points) is true of Marco Rubio. ...

The Supreme Court has a chance to mend the First Amendment

WASHINGTON When the Supreme Court contemplates changing its mind, it must weigh the institutional interest in the law's continuity against evidence that a prior decision ...

Putting politics on trial

"Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent." — Louis Brandeis WASHINGTON ...

Higher education is a house divided

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Although he is just 22, Andrew Zeller is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at Purdue University. He is one reason the ...