Articles filed under Will, George

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  • The drug legalization dilemma Apr 5, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: America spends 20 times more on drug control than all the worlds poppy and coca growers earn.

  • Cruising for a showdown Mar 30, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: Since the New Deal, courts, with no textual or any other constitutional basis, have distinguished between economic and noneconomic liberty.

  • The glory of messy chaos Mar 26, 2012 5:00 AM
    As long as America is itself, it will welcome the messy chaos that is not really disorder but rather what Postrel calls an order that is unpredictable, spontaneous, and ever shifting, a pattern created by millions of uncoordinated, independent decisions.

  • High-flying corporate welfare Mar 21, 2012 1:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: Mission creep is a metabolic urge of government agencies, but there may be mission gallop at he Export-Import Bank, whose current reauthorization expires May 31, as it tries to correct the collateral damage it does to some U.S. companies.

  • Those pesky things called laws Mar 16, 2012 1:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: Two policies of the Obama administration illustrate an axiom: As government expands, its lawfulness contracts.

  • Farewell, honored prophet Mar 8, 2012 1:00 AM
    Syndicated columnist George Will: The most accomplished social scientist of the last half-century would occasionally visit his friend and Harvard colleague Pat Moynihan at the White House when Moynihan was President Nixons domestic policy adviser. Once Moynihan took him to Nixon and said: Mr. President, James Q. Wilson is the smartest man in the United States. The president of the United States should pay attention to what he has to say. Moynihan was right on both counts.

  • Farewell, honored prophet Mar 6, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: James Q. Wilson, who has died at 80, understood Americas unending argument about how freedom both depends upon government and is threatened by it, and how freedom competes with other values.

  • Super PAC donors acting as kingmakers Mar 4, 2012 6:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: Super PACs can't be kingmakers

  • The ghosts of Watergate return Feb 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    George F. Will: The gang that couldn't burgle straight 40 years ago return in Thomas Mallon's new novel, "Watergate."

  • Reasons to like (and honor) Ike Feb 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Ike's memory should not be buried beneath a grandiose memorial that contributes only to the worsening clutter on and around the Mall.

  • GOP’s murky rhetoric on national defense Feb 10, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: Republicans who think America is being endangered by “appeasement” and military parsimony have worked that pedal on their organ quite enough.

  • Bailing an ocean with a thimble Feb 5, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: People like Sugar Bear have holes in their souls never filled by the love of fathers.

  • Onward civilian soldiers Jan 31, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: Like other progressive presidents fond of military metaphors, Obama rejects the patience of politics required by the Constitution he has sworn to uphold.

  • The odd new positives for Romney Jan 25, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: With Gingrich defining the GOP brand, the Republicans’ dream unified government -- a trifecta of holding the House, winning the Senate and the White House -- might become three strikes and they are out

  • Running competitiveness aground Jan 18, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: Perhaps Congress could require globalization to pause while America studies things. Or perhaps post-Panamax vessels will be willing to loiter offshore a decade or so.

  • The redistributionist behemoth Jan 8, 2012 6:24 AM
    Columnist George Will: When government engages in redistribution in order to maximize the happiness of citizens who become more envious as they become more comfortable, government becomes increasingly frenzied and futile.

  • Ringing in a conservative year Jan 3, 2012 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: Before this year is many months old, discerning conservatives may decide that Obama probably has been rescued by the Republican nominating electorate and hence it is time to begin focusing on two things other than the 2012 presidential election. One is capturing the Senate.

  • Testing the waters of economic liberty Dec 18, 2011 5:47 AM
    Columnist George Will: How did America reach the point where aspiring entrepreneurs, seeking to improve their lot by improving other people’s choices, must approach government on bended knee to beg it to confer upon them a right — the right to compete?

  • Ron Paul as spoiler? Dec 11, 2011 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: At a minimum, a Paul candidacy would force the Republican nominee to spend time and money in places he otherwise might be able to economize both. And a Paul candidacy would make 2012 much easier for Obama than 2008 was.

  • Choking on Obamacare Dec 5, 2011 5:00 AM
    Columnist George Will: Some 23 million Americans who are unemployed, underemployed or too discouraged to look for employment know what it feels like to be collateral damage in the regulatory state’s war on business.

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