George F. Will

Washington, D.C.

Columnist covering politics and domestic and foreign affairs

Education: Trinity College ; Oxford University; Princeton University

George 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 regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC News. His latest book, "American Happiness and Discontents," was released in September 2021. His other works include: "The Conservative Sensibility" (2019), “One Man’s America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation” (2008), “Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy” (1992), “Men at Work: The Craft of Baseba
Latest from George F. Will

Medical aid in dying is for preventing a hideous death, not for truncating an unhappy life

Enveloped in proper protocols, MAID can and should be a dignity-enhancing response to an especially harrowing rendezvous with the inevitable.

January 21, 2022

Medical aid in dying should not be proscribed by society’s laws or condemned by its mores

An anticipated death, in the presence of loved ones, a death chosen after reflection about predictable, unavoidable pain, should be legal.

January 19, 2022

Why threatening Putin with sanctions over Ukraine won’t be enough

The European Union should help hasten Ukraine’s compliance with criteria for membership, and NATO should move significant military assets closer to Ukraine.

January 12, 2022

As Putin bullies Ukraine, signs rise of European unity in opposition

The Biden administration should reject any Russian demand that derogates any European nation’s sovereignty.

January 10, 2022

Two cheers for the first college football national championship of the name-image-likeness era

Last summer, the NCAA faced this fact of federalism: Schools in states where athletes cannot be punished for monetizing their fame will have an advantage in recruiting blue-chip prospects.

January 7, 2022

The brutal racial politics of the Indian Child Welfare Act

The nation has abundant reasons to regret its mistreatment of Native Americans, but the cost of this law, in broken bodies and broken constitutional principles, has been exorbitant.

January 5, 2022

In an acrimonious time, some welcome fresh attention to Socrates and the art of civilized arguing

Socrates — and his method of civil arguing — deserves a fresh look as an acrimonious year ends.

December 31, 2021

Farewell, 2021, year of weird speaking

George Orwell wrote that “the great enemy of clear language is insincerity.” Today, the enemy of clarity is the scary sincerity of progressives who are politically inflamed about everything.

December 29, 2021

National conservatives and racial identitarians have a common enemy: Individualism

Here's why the nation's intellectual climate may undergo climate change of its own in 2022.

December 24, 2021

The Supreme Court has a fresh chance to rein in police lawlessness

Sixty million Americans live in the states covered by the two circuit courts that have turned a federal officer’s badge into a license for lawlessness.

December 22, 2021