George Will

In case of Trump nomination, break glass

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative ...

Paying for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON Puerto Rico, an awkward legacy of America's 1898 testosterone spill, the Spanish-American War, is about to teach two things that few Americans know: ...

The 'settled' consensus du jour

WASHINGTON Authoritarianism, always latent in progressivism, is becoming explicit. Progressivism's determination to regulate thought by regulating speech is apparent in the campaign by 16 states' ...

The gift of Trump's campaign

"One fine day, in a fit of euphoria, after he had picked up the telephone and taken an order for zero-coupon bonds that had brought ...

The president should release 9/11 & Bay of Pigs documents

WASHINGTON When President Obama departs for Saudi Arabia, an incubator of the 9/11 attacks, he will leave behind a dispute about government secrecy. The ...

Cyberattack a continuing threat

WASHINGTON There is a consensus that aggression by one nation against another is a serious matter. But there is no comparable consensus about what constitutes ...

The battle to save a battlefield

PRINCETON, N.J. One of history's most important battles happened here on a field that you can walk across in less than half the 45 ...

Cruz surging by design

"It's not the will to win that matters. ... It's the will to prepare to win that matters." — Paul "Bear" Bryant HOUSTON ...

How well do you know your baseball?

WASHINGTON Pitcher Jim Bouton said: "Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many ...

Hillary's Libya debacle

WASHINGTON Republican peculiarities in this political season are so numerous and lurid that insufficient attention is being paid to this: The probable Democrat nominee's principal ...

Why the future will disappoint

WASHINGTON Presidential campaigns incite both hypochondria and euphoria, portraying the present as grimmer than it is and the future as grander than it can be. ...