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Rough math facing Ted Cruz

By George F. Will 9:58 p.m.
WASHINGTON Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. The 1964 theory was that millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the GOP did not nominate ...

Remembrance of Clintons past

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The world’s oldest party, which governed ...

Who says economics is hard?

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise: Chinese workers produce apparel, appliances and other stuff cheaply, thereby enlarging Americans’ disposable income. Americans similarly get a raise when they shop at stores that made Sam Walton ...

Inequality’s deepening roots (and what to do, and not to do, about it)

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON The rate of dog ownership is rising ominously. How can a profusion of puppies be worrisome? A report from the Raymond James financial services ...

Kasich waits in the wings

By George F. Will
COLUMBUS, Ohio Ideas fly from Gov. John Kasich like sparks from a flint. While explaining his prison reforms, he interrupts himself midsentence to praise a Delaware church that buys prom dresses for low-income girls. His spirit would add spice and ...

The prescience of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called “Moynihan’s Scissors”: Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a ...

Ex-Im’s unrelenting grip

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Conservatives’ next disappointment will at least be a validation. The coming reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank will confirm their warnings about the difficulty of prying the government’s tentacles off what should be society’s private sphere. The bank, which exists ...

Obama needs Republicans for Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Michael Froman received from a Harvard Law School classmate, Barack Obama, a job validating the axiom that the unlikelihood of any negotiation reaching agreement ...

Stopping the IRS

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee, whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service and, hence, of Lois Lerner’s legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she, as head of ...

2 reading lessons at the Supreme Court

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters. But this week, however, in oral arguments concerning two cases, the justices’ task will be to teach remedial reading to Congress and to Arizona. On Wednesday, the justices will consider this: Did ...

Reversing course in Illinois

By George F. Will
CHICAGO The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century’s most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democrat presidential candidates by an average of 16 points in ...

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