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  • Whirlpool Has Trapped Washington in a Spin Cycle

    12/16/2017 10:10:53 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | George Will
    <p>A household appliance will be the next stepping stone on America’s path to restored greatness. The government is poised to punish many Americans, in the name of protecting a few of them, because, in the government’s opinion, too many of them are choosing to buy foreign-made washing machines for no better reason than that the buyers think they are better. If you are wondering why the government is squandering its dwindling prestige by having opinions about such things, you have not been paying attention to Whirlpool’s demonstration that it is more adept at manipulating Washington than it is at making washing machines.</p>
  • George Will Is Wrong about Masterpiece Cakeshop: The Right NOT to Promote a Message is Protected

    12/05/2017 7:13:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2017 | David French
    It’s astounding how many defenses of the state’s position in Masterpiece Cakeshop depend on misrepresentation and misconceptions. Last week I wrote about the most common misrepresentation — that Jack Phillips discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation when he refused to design a custom cake for a same-sex-wedding celebration. After all, he served all customers — regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation. He just consistently refused to design cakes that advanced messages he disagreed with. No person of any identity has the legal authority to compel an artist to use his talents to advance a cause the artist...
  • 2018’s most important, expensive and strange election

    12/04/2017 1:40:22 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 6 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | Nov 17 | George Will
    ...This model is the iron alliance of the Democratic Party and government workers’ unions. Madigan supports Pritzker, who is committed to the alliance. This is the state of the state under it: Unfunded state and local government retirement debt is more than $260 billion and rising. Unfunded pension liabilities for the nation’s highest-paid government workers (overtime starts at 37.5 hours) are $130 billion and are projected to increase for at least through the next decade. Nearly 25 percent of the state’s general funds go to retirees (many living in Texas and Florida). Vendors are owed $9.5 billion. Every five minutes...
  • Why America is falling out of love with football

    09/04/2017 3:12:40 PM PDT · by TBP · 128 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 3, 2017 | George Will
    CTE is a degenerative brain disease confirmable only after death, and often caused by repeated blows to the head that knock the brain against the skull. The cumulative impacts of hundreds of supposedly minor blows can have the cumulative effect of many concussions. The New York Times recently reported Stanford researchers’ data showing “that one college offensive lineman sustained 62 of these hits in a single game. Each one came with an average force on the player’s head equivalent to what you would see if he had driven his car into a brick wall at 30 mph.” Boston University researchers...
  • Listen up, millennials. There’s sequence to success.

    07/06/2017 10:31:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/05/2017 | George Will
    ~snip~The success sequence, previously suggested in research by, among others, Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution, is this: First get at least a high school diploma, then get a job, then get married, and only then have children. Wang and Wilcox, focusing on millennials ages 28 to 34, the oldest members of the nation’s largest generation, have found that only 3 percent who follow this sequence are poor.A comparably stunning 55 percent of this age cohort has had children before marriage. Only 25 percent of the youngest baby boomers (those born between 1957 and 1964) did that. Eighty-six...
  • The Real Reason Washington Post Republicans Hate Donald Trump

    05/09/2017 8:01:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 9, 2017 | James Lewis
    When George Will and other leading intellectuals started to rip holes in their warm comfort couches in despair at Donald Trump's long series of victories, culminating in his election to the presidency, a lot of us were scratching our heads. What was it about winning that drove George Will, Jonah Goldberg, and Bill Kristol to despair? It made no sense. Their Conservative Cringe makes even less sense today, when Trump is carrying out a series of actions that we have long clamored for. Well, Mr. Will has finally identified his complaint in a WaPo opinion piece dramatically called "Trump Has...
  • George Will: Trump has a dangerous disability

    05/08/2017 1:16:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 111 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2017 | George F. Will
    It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about President Trump’s inability to do either. This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability. It is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of information and married to stratospheric self-confidence. In February, acknowledging Black History Month, Trump said that “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.” Because Trump is syntactically challenged, it was possible and tempting to see this not as a historical howler about a...
  • Trump is Smoking out Fake Conservatives

    02/27/2017 9:01:50 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    americanthinker ^ | February 27, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Donald Trump is one month into his presidency. For his supporters, every day is Christmas. Cabinet picks under the Christmas tree. Executive orders in the stockings hung by the chimney with care. Democrats gnashing their teeth and pulling out their hair. Are all Republicans happy? Surprisingly no. Republicans, particularly self-described conservatives, should celebrating. To start with, he is doing exactly what he said he would do, following through on campaign promises. Unlike most GOP members of Congress. And long overdue, a Republican punching back at a biased and agenda-driven media. Music to Republican ears, a president calling out CNN as...
  • George Will: Conservatives Will Turn on Trump By Mid-Summer

    02/22/2017 9:48:00 AM PST · by detective · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Washington Post columnist George Will discussed his departure from the Republican Party and the decision by Fox News not to renew his contract as a network contributor. Will suggested some of it was attributable to his refusal to support event President Donald Trump while he was a candidate. But later in that segment, he predicted some Republicans would change their opinions on Trump once he starts putting his policies forward.
  • Fox News Declines to Renew George Will’s Contract

    01/21/2017 9:19:56 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 21, 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Fox News has decided not to renew political commentator George Will’s contract.. Will, 75, is a Washington Post columnist who has been with Fox since 2013 and was with ABC from 1981-2011, the Hill reported. Will left the Republican Party in June 2016 over President Donald Trump’s candidacy, after Trump secured the Republican nomination for the presidency. “This is not my party,” Will said at a Federalist Society luncheon. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House” Trump responded, saying Will was an “overrated” political pundit who has “made many bad calls...”
  • Obama leaves with the world in flames

    01/09/2017 12:09:36 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 8, 2017 | George F. Will
    When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign-policy failure was the Senate’s rejection of the US participation in the embodiment of Wilsonian aspirations, the League of Nations. Obama leaves office serene because “almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago.” Two seemingly unimpressed nations are Russia, which is dismembering a European nation (Ukraine), and China, which is shredding...
  • plan to make America 1953 again

    12/29/2016 3:51:54 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 126 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/16 | George Will
    It is axiomatic that if someone is sufficiently eager to disbelieve something, there is no Everest of evidence too large to be ignored. This explains today’s revival of protectionism, which is a plan to make America great again by making it 1953 again. This was when manufacturing’s postwar share of the labor force peaked at about 30 percent. The decline that began then was not caused by manufactured imports from today’s designated villain, China, which was a peasant society. Rather, the war-devastated economies of competitor nations were reviving. And, domestically, the age of highly technological manufacturing was dawning.
  • Trump Should Pick Ayotte for Justice

    11/13/2016 8:51:18 PM PST · by budj · 100 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/13/16 | George Will
    "...The party's leader is at best indifferent to, and often is hostile to, much of the party's recent catechism: limited government, the rule of law, a restrained executive, fiscal probity,..."
  • The Path Ahead For Hillary Clinton

    11/09/2016 11:50:36 AM PST · by detective · 70 replies
    IBD ^ | 7/26/2016 | George Will
    En route to fight one of his many duels, French politician Georges Clemenceau bought a one-way train ticket. Was he pessimistic? "Not at all. I always use my opponent's return ticket for the trip back." Some Hillary Clinton advisors, although not that serene, think her victory is probable and can be assured. Her challenge is analogous to Ronald Reagan's in 1980, when voters were even more intensely dissatisfied than they now are. There were hostages in Iran and stagflation's "misery index" (the sum of the inflation and unemployment rates) was 21.98. By August 1979, 84% of Americans said the country...
  • Sad: George Will Hopes Hillary Landslide Will Emancipate GOP from Talk Radio

    11/02/2016 11:51:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 2 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We've got George Will. I cannot tell you how this disappoints me. George Will -- way back, long ago when I was still spinning records as a disc jockey -- was an idol of mine. I remember I met George Will in Dallas in 1992, Republican convention. I was there, having been sent there by a radio station in Kansas City that wanted to get me out of town. So they sent me down to Dallas and said, "Go down there and prepare commentaries and then send 'em back. We might air them and we might not."...
  • Know What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    09/02/2015 8:02:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 64 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | September 1, 2015 | George Hewes
    For many years now grassroots conservatives have grumbled that the Republican establishment in Washington views them with contempt. Rarely has that contempt been displayed as brazenly as it was on this week’s episode of Fox News Sunday. During the show’s panel discussion, columnist George Will and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in particular showed how GOP bigwigs view their base. Will started the banter by suggesting that the popularity of insurgent GOP candidates was tantamount to “primal scream” psychotherapy where voters are venting their frustrations by backing political newcomers over their more traditional rivals. Brooks seconded Will’s thesis...
  • The 'Quiet Catastrophe' Of Men Choosing To Not Seek Work

    10/06/2016 4:00:53 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 294 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/06/2016 | GEORGE F. WILL
    The "quiet catastrophe" is particularly dismaying because it is so quiet, without social turmoil or even debate. It is this: After 88 consecutive months of the economic expansion that began in June 2009, a smaller percentage of American males in the prime working years (ages 25 to 54) are working than were working near the end of the Great Depression in 1940, when the unemployment rate was above 14%. If the labor force participation rate were as high today as it was as recently as 2000, nearly 10 million more Americans would have jobs. The work rate for adult men...
  • Good riddance to George Will

    06/29/2016 4:07:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 6-29-2016 | James Lewis
    I believe Mr. Will has a genuine distaste for what may become Trump Conservatism. Trump represents a kind of happy warrior style of American politician, similar to Harry Truman and Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt. It's obviously too low-class for Will, Romney and Jeb Bush, who are all too delicate for the political blood sport that the Left has imposed on our politics. Nothing is too low for the Left. Literally nothing. The national GOP has been in decline for years, running decrepit candidates like Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney -- who actually did flinch in the last debate...
  • Good riddance to George Will

    06/29/2016 2:06:35 PM PDT · by floozy22 · 86 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/29/16 | James Lewis
    I like and respect George Will, and over the years I've been one of his fans. With the rise of Donald Trump, Will has decided to resign from the GOP, along with Mitt Romney and the other folks we might call "decorative conservatives" -- the people who look good on the outside, but who have none of the fire in the belly that marked Teddy Roosevelt or Lincoln -- not to mention the Founders, who were pretty robust and argumentative. I believe Mr. Will has a genuine distaste for what may become Trump Conservatism. Trump represents a kind of happy...
  • Why George Will Is Wrong

    06/29/2016 3:33:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    George Will has left the GOP in a huff while claiming that his departure is on account of his conservatism. But Will’s conservatism has a history of being tethered to very liberal policies. Especially when it comes to immigration.