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By: George Will | Posted: March 16, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- When on March 26 the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about whether California's ban on same-sex marriages violates the constitutional right to "equal protection of the laws," these arguments will invoke the intersection of law and social science.
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By: George Will | Posted: March 2, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Progressives are remarkably uninterested in progress.
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By: George Will | Posted: February 23, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Even during this desultory economic recovery, one industry thrives -- the manufacture of synthetic hysteria. It is, however, inaccurate to accuse the Hysteric in Chief of crying "Wolf!" about spending cuts under the sequester. He is actually crying "Hamster!"
 
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By: George Will | Posted: February 16, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- In the 12 months we have to steel ourselves for the next State of the Union spectacle, let us count the ways that this spawn of democratic Caesarism -- presidency-worship -- has become grotesque.
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By: George Will | Posted: February 13, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Before Ronald Reagan traveled the 16 blocks to the White House after his first inaugural address, the White House curator had, at the new president's instruction, hung in the Cabinet room a portrait of Calvin Coolidge.
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By: George Will | Posted: January 31, 2013 3:55 AM

TRENTON, N.J. -- Coyness is not part of Chris Christie's repertoire, which does not stress subtlety, delicacy and intimation.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 21, 2013 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- A willow, not an oak. So said conservatives of Chief Justice John Roberts when he rescued the Affordable Care Act -- aka Obamacare -- from being found unconstitutional.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 12, 2013 3:55 AM
"I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it."
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By: George Will | Posted: December 26, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- At the end of this year in which election results reinserted immigration into the political conversation, remember that 2012 is the 150th anniversary of "the first comprehensive immigration law."
 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 22, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Ideas are not responsible for the people who believe them, but when evaluating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's ideas for making the Senate more like the House of Representatives, consider the source.
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By: George Will | Posted: December 15, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Rick Snyder, who is hardly a human cactus, warned Michigan's labor leaders.
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By: George Will | Posted: November 29, 2012 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- With a chip on his shoulder larger than his margin of victory, Barack Obama is approaching his second term by replicating the mistake of his first.

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By: George Will | Posted: November 24, 2012 3:55 AM
"All Gods were immortal."

-- Stanislaw Lec

WASHINGTON -- And also brands, the gods of the marketplace. Earthquakes may strike, dynasties may fall and locusts may devour the crops, but Oldsmobile and Pan Am are forever. Never mind.
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By: George Will | Posted: November 17, 2012 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- There can be unseemly exposure of the mind as well as of the body, as the progressive mind is exposed in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a creature of the labyrinthine Dodd-Frank legislation.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 8, 2012 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- America's 57th presidential election revealed that a second important national institution is on an unsustainable trajectory.

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By: George Will | Posted: November 5, 2012 3:55 AM

PRESIDENT: The leading figure in a small group of men of whom -- and of whom only -- it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for president.
-- Ambrose Bierce
The Devil's Dictionary (1906)

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By: George Will | Posted: October 20, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Elections supposedly prevent convulsions, serving as safety valves that vent social pressures and enable course corrections.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: October 17, 2012 3:55 AM

DALLAS -- In the 1920s, in the wee small hours of the mornings, employees at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas sang while they worked.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: October 13, 2012 3:55 AM
DALLAS -- If in four weeks a president-elect Mitt Romney is seeking a Treasury secretary, he should look here, to Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: October 11, 2012 3:55 AM
"The president shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate."
 
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By: George Will | Posted: September 29, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The spectacles we persist in dignifying as presidential "debates" -- two-minute regurgitations of rehearsed responses -- often subtract from the nation's understanding.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: September 22, 2012 3:55 AM

SALT LAKE CITY -- A specter is haunting the Congressional Black Caucus, the specter of integration.

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By: George Will | Posted: September 8, 2012 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- With two extravagant entertainments under way, it is instructive to note the connection between the presidential election and the college football season: Barack Obama represents progressivism, a doctrine whose many blemishes on American life include universities as football factories, which progressivism helped to create.

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By: George Will | Posted: August 29, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Now begins the final phase of this cognitive dissonance campaign. America's 57th presidential election is the first devoted to calling the nation's bluff.
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By: George Will | Posted: August 25, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Conventions are the seventh-inning stretches of presidential politics, a pause to consider the interminable prelude and the coming climax.
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By: George Will | Posted: August 18, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sometimes the news is that something was not newsworthy.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: August 11, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama claims only that his legislative and foreign policy achievements in his first two years matched those of "any president -- with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln" in "modern history." Some Obama enthusiasts are less restrained.
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By: George Will | Posted: July 28, 2012 3:55 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The huge humpback whale whose friendliness precipitated a surreal seven-year -- so far -- federal hunt for criminality surely did not feel put upon.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: July 25, 2012 3:55 AM
The men are so near to each other in all their convictions and theories of life that nothing is left to them but personal competition for the doing of the thing that is to be done.
 
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