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Conservative Pundit Gets it Wrong in Analysis of Social Science Research

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Over the years, political columnist and social critic George Will has had moments where balanced thinking and rational erudition ruled the day. But t...

Friday Talking Points -- Ships Leaving A Sinking Rat

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the stream of Republicans fleeing the Donald Trump candidacy becomes a flood, it does seem the appropriate metaphor to use -- the ships are leaving the sinking rat this time, not the other way 'round.

Yes, Today's Republican Party IS George Will's Party

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 06.27.2016 | Media
Leonce Gaiter

Today's Republican party is entirely the creation of men like Will. He'd just prefer they spewed their venom in ties instead of baseball caps.

Vichy Republicans

Richard Klass | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Richard Klass

The historian Ken Burns used, or perhaps coined, the phrase "Vichy Republicans" in a recent commencement address.

George Will Jumps From Sinking Ship That Is The GOP

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

Longtime conservative columnist George Will is wiping his hands clean of the Republican Party. "This is not my party," Will told PJ Media on Saturday...

Friday Talking Points -- Taking The Trump Exit

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump's name lends itself to all sorts of mashed-up words, but we find it doesn't really work with the big story of the week. British voters decided to take the so-called "Brexit" (or "British exit") from the European Union.

Keep Pat Moynihan's Name On His Final Grand Project

Daniel Rose | Posted 03.24.2016 | New York
Daniel Rose

A society defines itself in various ways, most clearly through the heroes it honors and the values they express. Daniel Patrick Moynihan deserves to be so honored by being permanently identified with the grand New York transportation center he envisioned and successfully championed.

Arthur Miller's Lost Opportunity

Rachel Adams | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
Rachel Adams

Miller recognized the tragedy of wasted human lives. He made his audience understand the necessity of valuing those deemed insignificant by the history of great men and events. Far more important than Miller's personal shortcomings are what the secrecy surrounding Daniel's life says about a shameful episode in American history.

Flash! Mexican Voters Protest Primary!

Mark Steinberg | Posted 03.01.2016 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Thousands of voters today took to the streets of cities across Mexico to protest the selection of the primary color red to be applied to Mexico's side...

George Will Trashes Bill O'Reilly: 'Wise, He Is Not'

Washington Post | Whitney Snyder | Posted 11.10.2015 | Media

Were the lungs the seat of wisdom, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly would be wise, but they are not and he is not. So it is not astonishing that he is do...

You Can Keep Cutting Taxes, If You Want to Pay the Price

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

When I hear tax-cutting expounded as an unassailable conservative virtue, my mind goes back to a lunch in Houston in the 1970s, when two of conservatism's rising stars and I were speakers at a meeting of the American Petroleum Institute.

There He Goes Again: George Will on 'Income Inequality,' Bernie Sanders, and Democrats

Max J. Skidmore | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Max J. Skidmore

Will condemns Bernie Sanders, in particular, and the Democratic Party, in general, for believing that "economic inequality is an urgent problem," and for believing that "its urgency should be understood in terms of huge disparities of wealth."

What George Will Doesn't Understand About Bernie Sanders

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Christian Chiakulas

George Will is just one of the first in what will surely become a long line of fear mongering opportunists taking advantage of the ignorance of the American public and what amounts to a harmless confusion of ideological names.

Trump These Thoughts

Rob Taub | Posted 08.28.2016 | Comedy
Rob Taub

I am the best. This is true because I said so. Even the sentences I write are the best except perhaps for the last one, which a teacher told me ended in a preposition, yet if I construct a sentence then whatever words I use are the best, because I said so.

Trump Takes on the World

John Feffer | Posted 08.20.2016 | Entertainment
John Feffer

It's worth taking a look at Donald Trump's foreign policy, even if the exercise seems somewhat ludicrous, like analyzing Kim Kardashian's take on macroeconomics or Eminem's analysis of abstract expressionism.

Watershed Moment on Race? And: Is Trump a Farce or Face of GOP Base?

Mark Green | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Mark Green


After cop videos, #blacklivesmatter, Charleston massacre/eulogy/flag -- oh, and a Black president -- Matalin and LaMarche debate if we're starting the biggest conversation on race since the Kerner Commission. Also, who will be the bloviating blond's Joe Welch or are Trump and GOP nativist base inseparable?

Why Campus Sustainability Works: An Open Letter to George Will

Samuel Reed | Posted 05.08.2016 | College
Samuel Reed

In its simplest form, sustainability means greater efficiency and cutting waste to preserve both the natural environment and money. This is not a leftist agenda, but an alignment with both conservative and liberal values.

Hebdo's Dubious PEN-Pals: Privileged Conservative Pundits

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

History offers D.H. Lawrence's warning that influential people shouldn't stimulate others' "personal, superficial, temporary desires" but "tell us of our own deeper desires." The powers that conservatives champion have been doing the former, with increasing velocity.

A Hard Look at the Big Blue Wall

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The true magnitude of the problem for the Republican Party only becomes apparent when you compare the big blue wall to what might be called the "small red picket fence" of the consistent Republican-voting states.

George Will's 'Firing Offense' at Fox

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.06.2015 | Media
Paul Abrams

On rare occasions when professional right-wingers let down their ideological guards, however, they can slip into revealing the truth. But, George Will has sinned on that most sacred of right-wing catechisms, government spending. From that, there can be no reprieve.

George Will vs. Climate History

Curt Stager | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Curt Stager

As I explained in Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth, the message from the geological past is not "big deal, appalling climate disasters have happened before." Climate science tells us that we don't want to go through equally appalling disruptions of our own making, and also that we don't necessarily have to.

Tyler Kingkade

Conservative Writer George Will Gets An Unflattering 'Award' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.22.2014 | Media

Conservative columnist George Will will be named the "Misinformer of the Year" by Media Matters on Monday, staffers at the liberal-leaning group tell ...

The Myth of Crying Rape

Jim Wallis | Posted 02.18.2015 | Crime
Jim Wallis

Rape culture is living in a society in which your story is dissected rather than heard; it's being told your inherent, God-given value begins to disintegrate once your story gets uncomfortable and its trajectory skewed.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Senator Incensed That Writer Labeled 'Rape Apologist' Is Speaking At Michigan State | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.11.2014 | College

Backlash is mounting against Michigan State University for its refusal to cancel a graduation speech by a writer critics call a "rape apologist." ...

George Will Supports Helping People Who Are 'Real Rape' Victims

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.23.2014 | College

Speaking to Miami University students in Oxford, Ohio, on Wednesday night, conservative political commentator George Will said that he supports helpin...