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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 ...

Rethinking U.S. foreign policy

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Barack Obama’s coming request for Congress to “right-size and update” the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against terrorism will be constitutionally fastidious and will catalyze a debate that will illuminate Republican fissures. Many events (U.S. military misadventures ...

Rethinking Hillary 2016

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Now that two of the last three Democrat presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world’s oldest political party — the ...

What the GOP must do now

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what to do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the ...

The stakes on Tuesday

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation’s mind. ...

A Ga. capitalist struggles

By George F. Will
McDONOUGH, Ga. In a sun-dappled square decorated with scores of entrants in the community’s Halloween scarecrow contest, a balky sound system enables, if barely, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate to exhort a few hundred people to urge neighbors to vote ...

Done in by John Doe: Why a Wisconsin prosecutor must be rebuked

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON The early morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens’ homes were conducted by law enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on ...

Kentucky’s constitutional moment

By George F. Will
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama’s executive overreach. So, Kentucky’s Senate contest is a constitutional moment ...

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