The president’s postmodern mentality is akin to that which has closed the academic mind.
The Missouri Republican seizes the title, a monumental feat.
Trump lit the fuse for the riot, but the explosion got help from Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz.
Nearly 150 years later, the court must defend economic liberty — from itself.
This political grandstanding is a violation of their oath of office.
This year was a reminder that nature gets a vote on our survival.
It was a terrible year, but at least some episodes will amuse or amaze future Americans.
Republicans are making dubious noises about the debt.
Those who are least inclined to stay in Congress are often those who could do the most to contribute to its revival.
Retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) shares some parting wisdom.
The first branch of government has made itself irrelevant, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Wednesday’s Supreme Court oral arguments will refute the libel that the nation is “systemically” prejudiced.
These Marines fought for the free world 70 Thanksgivings ago.
The Trump administration’s justifications for not counting illegal immigrants in the census cut against conservative interpretations of the Constitution.
A citizen practicing journalism attracted unconstitutional harassment from a police department.
The city’s material support of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest violated residents’ constitutional rights.
Restoring the Senate would help heal the nation.
Democrats’ fulminations about Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination imperiling the ACA will prove unwarranted.
The 2020 election is yet another catastrophic failure of governance.
Democrats will likely be grateful for the electoral college.
Republicans will get so tired of Democratic winning.
A government-run financial system is the essence of socialism.
The GOP picked a bad year to invite a mugging.
The next president’s foreign policy challenges demand competence and historical awareness.
Big tech companies are not monopolies.
Here are reasons to be confident Trump will lose.
Matt Ridley’s new book is an antidote for today’s persistent pessimism.
The coronavirus has exposed the weakness and decay of Western governments.
Those who watched Tuesday’s mess expecting a train wreck were not disappointed.
Individual liberties must be protected from legislative majoritarianism.
The high court’s functioning will be damaged by the pandemic of national cynicism that the likes of Lindsey Graham exacerbate.
Chris Coons is equipped to repair the recent damage to our prestige and security.
California’s progressive laboratory serves as warning to the rest of the country.
The Centers for Disease Control assumes such sweeping executive power that one wonders what Congress is for.
Michele Flournoy would be an excellent defense secretary for a Biden administration because she understands the threat China poses.
Joe Biden’s 2001 stance on U.S. commitments to Taiwan is no longer tenable.
Democracy hinges on the illusion that “the people” are in charge.
Biden needs to emphatically prove to voters he is not intimidated by the arson-inclined inhabitants of the wilder shores of American politics.
This candidate for Yale’s governing board could help save a great university from its worst impulses.
Forces and events beyond U.S. shores get a vote, and they might test a Biden administration early and gravely.
For the sake of the economy, let’s hope a “new” New Deal doesn’t come to pass.
The vice-presidential hopeful’s support for busing runs contrary to experience and evidence.
By imposing tariffs on Canadian aluminum, Trump shows who the real socialist is these days.
This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the second, and hopefully last, use of an atomic bomb against another country.
Low expectations of government competence, although increasingly reasonable, are intolerable regarding this election.
Anne Applebaum’s new book details the psychology behind authoritarianism’s appeal.
Joe Biden’s moderation will bring much-needed normalcy to the country.
For Americans, 1942 was defined by a world war marked with economic and racial strife.
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Dan Quisenberry said the best thing about baseball is that “there’s no homework.” Not true. Here is yours.
A new book details the strongman’s ramshackle Russia.
2020 will decide whether we continue on our unserious trajectory.
Trumpism borrows from fascism but lacks its heft.
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) would assuage moderates and calm hysterics.
Beijing’s totalitarians extinguish freedom in Hong Kong.
The Supreme Court rules that a Montana policy based on the state constitution’s “Blaine Amendment” violates the U.S. Constitution.
Today’s intellectuals are their own benighted mob.
Americans are missing the greatness we never got to witness.
Is this America’s “critical period” redux?
The court provides a master class in the subject.
The current U.S. president fundamentally misunderstands America’s relationship to China.
On foreign policy and the inability to trust.
The most lurid crime in the year that lit the fuse that blew up Jim Crow.
Sometimes it does seem that history is not one damn thing after another, it is the same damn thing over and over.
La idea de fortaleza de este hombre débil ha demostrado que la expresión “bufón maligno” no es un oxímoron.
With Trump, there is no such thing as rock bottom. So, assume the worst is yet to come.
Authoritarianism is a long way from what the Constitution’s Framers had in mind.
Government’s challenge is to not make matters worse by trying to restore conditions that numerous new behaviors will preclude.
An anxious nation longing for competence might turn to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo.
Coercive plea bargaining is a national embarrassment.
The opinion, regarding codes of conduct for judges, seems tailored to injure the Federalist Society.
Qualified immunity shields state officials from liability, even when they violate people’s constitutional rights.
The Republican Party has changed its principles since the Clinton years — specifically to suit Trump.
What the New York Times’s “1619 Project” missed.
China, like Russia today and the Soviet Union before it, is a crude political menace to Europe’s free societies.
Joe Biden has an opportunity to show Trump what a policy of national strength looks like.
The nation’s second-most important court will decide whether Congress has any serious role in U.S. governance.
If both cases are decided correctly, the vitality of Congress will be enhanced and the pretensions of presidents will be chastened.
Something vital to democratic culture is waning.
Wisconsin Republicans, who know their candidates, clearly think they fare better when fewer people vote.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee should inoculate himself against post-pandemic skepticism about globalization.
It’s anchors aweigh for tomorrow’s Marines.
Not all recoils against individualism are progressive, but progressivism always encourages such recoils.
We can’t lose sight of the real costs of an enlarged government.
HBO’s “The Scheme” will pull back the curtain on school athletic malfeasance even though the tournament is off.
Arizona could switch its longtime GOP allegiance in November.
The human body is a wondrous thing — even in the time of coronavirus.
Nature always has something to say about what human beings always prematurely call “the conquest of nature.”
A new book is an inoculation against politically motivated pessimism about American capitalism.
Opaque language cannot, however, disguise that this isn’t about teaching students.
Some conspicuous Republicans are promoting “hyphenated capitalism.”
The Democratic Party has not lasted this long because it fecklessly allows its presidential nomination to be grasped by a shabby candidate.
The court should hold that the CFPB’s structure regarding its director is unconstitutional.
The court’s blow against compelled speech has given it additional work to do, this time in North Dakota.
Charter schools need the federal aid she vows to abolish.
To sustain the current system, wealth must be taxed.
George F. Will writes a twice-weekly column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs. He began his column with The Post in 1974, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. He is also a contributor to FOX News’ daytime and primetime programming.
A recent episode illuminates the decay of government.
The New Hampshire reshuffling and a Bloomberg infusion may be good news for those on the left.
Sanders supporters should take note of Barry Goldwater’s campaign.
Iowa was just a sample of the Democrats’ coming self-inflicted wounds.