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  • George Will speech at Scripps College canceled because of tolerance, or something

    10/07/2014 7:19:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This story begins almost four months ago, when Washington Post columnist George Will challenged the Obama administration’s attempts to use debunked data to push a narrative of an epidemic of sexual assaults on American college campuses. Will also criticized the expansion of the term “sexual assault” to a nearly meaningless definition, and the demand by the White House for colleges to use a minimal standard of evidence to “convict” the accused. For being one of the first to call foul on the Department of Education’s efforts, Will earned the ire of progressives and activists, and one newspaper stopped carrying...
  • Joni Ernsts Iowa campaign makes quick work of the war on women

    09/27/2014 8:27:53 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 26, 2014 | George Will
    -SNIP_Of the five Senate contests in purple states Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Colorado this is currently the closest: The Real Clear Politics average of polls shows a tie (Ernst ahead by 0.2 percentage points as of Friday). Which should make Republicans anxious as they try to take control of the Senate and as they contemplate the 2016 presidential landscape. Although Iowa has voted Democratic in six of the last seven presidential elections, the Ernst-Braley contest should not be this close. Only 38 percent of Iowans approve of Barack Obamas performance. Braley, a past president of an...
  • Vladimir Putins Hitlerian Mind

    09/03/2014 10:10:51 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 3 Sep 14 | George Will
    he Islamic State is a nasty problem that can be remedied if its neighbors, assisted by the United States, decide to do so. Vladimir Putins fascist revival is a crisis that tests the Wests capacity to decide. Putins serial amputations of portions of Ukraine, which began with his fait accompli in Crimea, will proceed, and succeed, until his appetite is satiated. Then the real danger will begin. Suppose Ukraine is merely his overture for the destruction of NATO, the nemesis of his Soviet memory. Then what might be his version of the Gleiwitz radio-station episode 75 years ago?
  • George Will says if Arab countries cant take out ISIS, we shouldnt either

    09/01/2014 8:31:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 09/01/2014
    George Will gave a surprisingly isolationist view on Fox News Sunday this morning when he said that if Iraqs neighbors cant take out ISIS with all their military might, then we shouldnt either. Watch below: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Call it what it is! Giving away what you dont own is theft and arrogance

    07/31/2014 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As per its common dictionary definition, theft is described as ..the taking of another persons property without that persons permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. To commit a theft a person or entity must act in a state of mens rea or guilty mind and with full intent to deprive the victim of property rightfully belonging to him or her. For thousands of years those in power have taken what does not belong to them and given it to others with no claim to such property in order to boost their own ego...
  • George Will on what the message to migrant children should be: Welcome to America

    07/28/2014 6:59:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2014 | Noah Rothman
    In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, conservative columnist George Will had some harsh words for those who insist that the waves of migrant children crossing the border from non-contiguous nations in search of asylum. We ought to say to these children, Welcome to American, youre going to go to school and get a job and become Americans, Will insisted. He seemed to suggest that those who advocate for the deportation of South and Central American minors underestimate Americas power to assimilate foreign-born populations. We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county, he added. The...
  • George Will: Let Illegals Stay; 'Preposterous' US 'Can't Assimilate These 8-Year-Old Criminals'

    07/27/2014 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Fox News Sunday, Republican writer George Will said that America should let all of the illegal immigrant juveniles from Central America remain and ensure they are allowed to "go to school and get a job." "My view is that we have to say to these children, 'Welcome to America. You're going to go to school and get a job and become Americans,'" Will declared. "We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous." Will was asked to respond to Republicans...
  • George F. Will: Stopping a lawless president

    06/21/2014 6:13:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2014 | George Will
    What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls taming the prince making executive power compatible with democracys abhorrence of arbitrary power has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in the United States than at any time since the Founders, having rebelled against George IIIs unfettered exercise of royal prerogative, stipulated that presidents shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. Serious as are the policy disagreements roiling Washington, none is as important as the structural distortion threatening constitutional equilibrium. Institutional derangement driven by unchecked presidential aggrandizement did not begin with Barack Obama, but his...
  • MSNBC Host: George Will is a Rapist

    06/10/2014 6:55:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 30 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/10/14 | Aurelius
    MSNBC somehow hit another new low all over again. Filling in as host on The Ed Show, Michael Eric Dyson accused George Will of being a "rapist" and "re-raping" women by writing his opinion in the Washington Post. No. Seriously. Mr. Will stated that colleges have become a haven of progressivism, where so-called "vicimizations" are "ubiquitous." Mr. Will writes that empty buzzwords like "triggers" and "micro-aggressions" are now thrown around colleges to the point of ubiquity. The passage that Mr. Dyson took offense to was one in which Mr. Will stated that, at times, "sexual assault" accusations that are put...
  • Digbys Blog: George Will would like to disband American government, move back to the 19th century

    05/24/2014 9:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    <p>Candidates are constantly asked, Where will you take the country? My answer is: Nowhere.</p>
  • What LBJ Wrought: 50 Years after the war on poverty, the results are in.

    05/19/2014 8:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 05/19/2014 | George Will
    If our government has any obligation to fulfill its many promises on health care, it should be first and foremost to the men and women who served in our armed forces. But the scandal over hidden waiting lists at a growing number of veterans hospitals (seven so far) wherein dozens of veterans died while waiting months for vital treatment, and the VA covered up the lengthy wait times should make everyone wonder whether we can place our trust in a government-managed health-care system. The Dayton Daily News reported on Sunday that its investigation of a database of...
  • Obamacares doom (George Will)

    05/03/2014 11:18:55 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2014 | By George Will
    If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nations second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. There he can hear an argument involving yet another constitutional provision that evidently has escaped his notice. It is the origination clause, which says: All bills for raising reveornue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills. The ACA passed the Senate on a...
  • George Will On Benghazi: Rather Less Significant Than Watergate

    05/05/2014 1:59:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 4, 2014 2:23 PM | Caleb Howe
    On Fox News Sunday, George Will was asked about the significance of the Benghazi memo. Specifically, host (Chris) Wallace asked about remarks by Charles Krauthammer comparing the discovery of the Rhodes email to discovery of the Nixon tapes. [] Rather less (significant) than the Watergate tapes, which showed a President at the heart of a crime wave suborning perjury and raising hush money and all the rest.
  • George Will: Im an amiable, low voltage atheist

    05/04/2014 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 582 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:10 PM 05/03/2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    Legendary conservative columnist George Will says he is an atheist. [] Im an amiable, low voltage atheist, Will explained. I deeply respect religions and religious people. The great religions reflect something constant and noble in the human character, defensible and admirable yearnings. I am just not persuaded. Thats all, he added.
  • George Will: Obamacare Doomed Under Constitution's Origination Clause

    05/03/2014 3:01:05 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 95 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 03 May 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Two years ago, when the Supreme Court declared Obamacare's penalty to be a tax, it doomed the healthcare reform act as an "unconstitutional violation of the origination clause," columnist George Will says. This Thursday, the Washington, D.C., Court of Appeals, the nation's second-most important court, will hear arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act adheres to the Constitution's "origination clause," which declare that "all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills," Will writes in his column in The Washington Post Saturday. Will points...
  • Is President Obama's 'manhood' in question? (video - and what manhood would that be?)

    04/21/2014 5:40:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies ^ | 4/21/2014
    Video linkGeorge Will, Ron Fournier, and Charles Krauthammer.
  • Progressives Don't Grasp the Constitution

    04/18/2014 2:13:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 12th, 2014 | George Will
    In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is basically about one word democracy that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is Americas way of allocating political power. The Constitution, however, was adopted to confine that power in order to secure the blessings of that which simultaneously justifies and limits democratic government natural liberty. The fundamental division in U.S. politics is between those who take their bearings from the individuals right to a capacious, indeed indefinite, realm of freedom, and those whose fundamental value is the right of...
  • George Will totally nails why Democrats are addicted to the race card

    04/17/2014 9:18:30 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Bob Woodward: Theres obviously something wrong at the IRS

    04/14/2014 12:22:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Tomorrow is Tax Day, and millions of Americans — myself included — will see a large drain from our bank accounts to satisfy our obligations to Uncle Sam. So far, though, we have not seen Uncle Sam fulfill his obligation to drain the apparent political corruption at the IRS, even with two Congressional investigations into the targeting of the administration’s critics in the tax-exempt department under Lois Lerner. Barack Obama claims that there isn’t “a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS, but the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward scoffed at that defense on yesterday’s Fox News Sunday. “There’s obviously something here,”...
  • George Will: Im quite confident that were going to rebel against this abusive government

    04/14/2014 9:14:22 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 65 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 11, 2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In an interview with TheBlaze in connection with the release of his new book, A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred, we spoke with columnist and author George Will on all things baseball and his unified theory of beer, and then moved on to the arguably more important topic of the state of the union, touching on everything from the American founding, Wills affinity for the Tea Party, to 2016, to immigration. Among other explosive comments, Will told us that he is quite confident that were going to rebel against this abusive governmentsooner or...
  • George Will: The Obama Administrations Constant Claims of Racism Are Becoming a Joke

    04/13/2014 1:05:40 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 37 replies ^ | 13 Apr 2014
    On "Fox News Sunday," Washington Post columnist George Will criticized Attorney General Eric Holder who claim racism is behind his political adversaries' attacks: Liberalism has a kind of Tourette Syndrome these days," Will said. "It's constantly saying the words racism and racist. Theres an old saying, 'If you have the law on your side, argue the law. If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. If you have neither, pound the table.' This is pounding the table. Theres a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasnt had a new idea since the 1960s, except Obamacare, and the...
  • George Will: Take a Swing at These (baseball trivia quiz)

    04/03/2014 3:32:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | March 29, 2014 | George Will
    "Andre Dawson," Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, "has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?" Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who: (1) Won three batting titles by at least 44 points (two players)...
  • Adam Weinstein: Arrest Climate Change Deniers

    The Earth hasnt warmed in 17 years. The Arctic ice cap havent melted by 2013 as Al Gore suggested in 2007. Instead like the Antarctic ice cap it has grown. Nearly every computer model created by global warming scientists has turned out to be a massive exaggeration if not outright false. Despite all of this the UN has doubled down on their extremist global warming/climate change theories. Meanwhile Adam Weinstein of Gawker wants to imprison climate change deniers. Rather than have a spirited scientific debate, Weinstein wants the matter declared settled science. As George Will mused several months back, when...
  • George Will: Progressives take lessons from Downton Abbey

    02/13/2014 3:24:16 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 5 replies
    WashPo ^ | 2/12/14 | George Will
    Many Downton Abbey watchers are nostalgia gluttons who grieved when Lord Grantham lost his fortune in Canadian railroad shares. There are, however, a discerning few whose admirable American sensibilities caused them to rejoice at Granthams loss: Now perhaps this amiable but dilettantish toff will get off his duff and get a job. This dramas verisimilitude extends to emphasizing that his lordship had a fortune to squander only because he married an American heiress. By battening on what they disdained, this republics commercial culture, many British aristocrats could live beyond their inherited means actual work being, of course, unthinkable.
  • Border Patrol Busts More Than a Dozen Previously Deported Violent Felons

    02/11/2014 8:12:37 PM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-12-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right NewsIt was a remarkable -- and disturbing -- catch. Not fruit-pickers. Not landscapers. Not roofers or housekeepers. Not "hard-working immigrants" performing "an entrepreneurial act" by crossing the border, as elitist tool George Will described illegal aliens to Laura Ingraham this past Sunday. Not quite. In just three days last month, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector recently re-arrested more than a dozen convicted felons, including two MS-13 gang members, most of whom were not supposed to be in the United States, officials said. A majority of the felons were sex offenders convicted of...
  • Laura Ingraham battles George Will as conservative civil war over immigration intensifies [VIDEO]

    02/10/2014 9:04:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2014
    Conservative commentators Laura Ingraham and George Will can usually be counted on to agree on most issues, but on Fox News Sunday, the two sparred over immigration reform, an issue threatening to rip apart the uneasy alliance between the traditional and libertarian wings of the Republican Party. Fox host Chris Wallace began the discussion which also included AP reporter Julie Pace and liberal commentator Juan Williams by noting that Republican leadership seems to be rethinking the wisdom of partnering with President Obama on comprehensive immigration reform. Many conservative bulwarks including the Wall Street Journal argued that...
  • Ingraham Battles George Will, Fox Panel: GOP Elites Pushing Immigration Reform

    02/09/2014 12:40:22 PM PST · by Jean S · 101 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/9/14 | Evan McMurry
    Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham battled the rest of the Fox News Sunday panel over immigration, arguing that immigration reform and current enforcement of immigration laws were weakening the American workforce, even as her fellow panelists countered that reform would bolster the economy. I think what were seeing here is a split inside the Republican Party between two staunch conservatives, host Chris Wallace said, going on to ply Ingraham with a Wall Street Journal editorial that called flinching on reform de facto amnesty. As far as I can tell, the Wall Street Journal is on the side of Nancy Pelosi,...
  • Four words in the ACA could spell its doom

    01/30/2014 5:37:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1-29-14 | George F. Will
    Someone you probably are not familiar with has filed a suit you probably have not heard about concerning a four-word phrase you should know about. The suit could blow to smithereens something everyone has heard altogether too much about, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (hereafter, ACA). Scott Pruitt and some kindred spirits might accelerate the ACAs collapse by blocking another of the Obama administrations lawless uses of the Internal Revenue Service. Pruitt was elected Oklahomas attorney general by promising to defend states prerogatives against federal encroachment, and today he and some properly litigious people elsewhere are defending a...
  • George Will - Four Words In ObamaCare

    <p>Oklahoma is at the center of one of the major lawsuits being brought against the Affordable Care Act, other wise known as the ACA or better still, ObamaCare. Attorney General Scott Pruitt is waging a war against the law, with good reason and cause. It is based on four words that were carefully considered and included in the language of the bill. George Will has a good description of what is going on.</p>
  • More Bad News from Government-Run Education: The Corrosive Centralization of Common Core

    01/18/2014 5:27:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 18, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Ive posted hundreds of charts over the past several years, including on favorite topics such as tax code corruption and counterproductive government spending. But arguably the most powerful and compelling chart Ive ever shared is on the topic of education. Prepared by my Cato colleague, Andrew Coulson, it shows that massive increases in spending and bureaucracy (which accompanied increasing federal involvement and intervention) have had zero impact on educational performance. Keep that chart in the back of your mind as we consider what George Will has to say about President Obamas scheme known as Common Core to expand...
  • Doubts over Common Core

    01/17/2014 2:50:03 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 11 replies
    WashPo ^ | 1/15/14 | George Will
    Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a mans hand. Soon, however, this education policy will fill a significant portion of the political sky. The Common Core represents the ideas of several national organizations (of governors and school officials) about what and how children should learn. It is the thin end of an enormous wedge. It is designed to advance in primary and secondary education the general progressive agenda...
  • The price of political ignorance: More government

    01/02/2014 10:02:16 AM PST · by DWar · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 1, 2014 | George Will
    It was naughty of Winston Churchill to say, if he really did, that the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Nevertheless, many voters paucity of information about politics and government, although arguably rational, raises awkward questions about concepts central to democratic theory, including consent, representation, public opinion, electoral mandates and officials accountability.
  • 2013 's lesson for conservatives

    12/29/2013 8:24:06 AM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | Dec 29, 2013 | George Will
    Hitherto, they have thought that the most efficient way to evangelize the unconverted was to write and speak, exhorting those still shrouded in darkness to read conservatisms most light-shedding texts. Now they know that a quicker, surer method is to have progressives wield power for a few years. This will validate the core conservative insight about the mischiefs that ensue when governments demonstrate their incapacity for supplanting with fiats the spontaneous order of a market society. As millions find themselves ending the year without insurance protection and/or experiencing sticker shock about the cost of policies the president tells them they...
  • George Will: "The New American Entitlement" Is "To Go Through Life Without Being Offended" (video)

    12/22/2013 11:13:45 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 22, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    GEORGE WILL: What we do see here, and this goes to the viewers' question about political correctness, the new biggest American entitlement is the entitlement to go through life without being offended. People think they have a right not to have their feelings hurt, not to have their sensibilities in any way exacerbated. I'd refer them to Jefferson who said, it does me no harm if my neighbor believes in 20 gods or one god, it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. We have forked for millennia to get to a point where we say the law will...
  • The two options on Iran

    12/05/2013 6:22:13 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2013 | George Will
    Critics of the agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear program are right about most things but wrong about the most important things. They understand the agreements manifest and manifold defects and its probable futility. Crucial components of Irans nuclear infrastructure remain. U.S. concessions intended to cultivate the Iranian regimes moderates are another version of the fatal conceit that U.S. policy can manipulate other societies. As is the hope that easing economic sanctions would create an Iranian constituency demanding nuclear retreat in exchange for yet more economic relief. Critics are, however, wrong in thinking that any agreement could control Irans nuclear...
  • George Will: "Someone Has To Tell Obama It's Not Clever To Be Seen Trying To Be Clever" (video)

    11/05/2013 5:04:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 16 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Nov 5, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    GEORGE WILL: Someone has to tell the president it's not clever to be seen trying to be clever. In all the prevarications and the equivocations of politics, one tries to be economical in the use of the word lie. That's why Churchill once said an opponent was guilty of terminological inexactitude. Well, it's hard to avoid the feeling that even if the president really didn't know on September 26th what was going to happen on the first of October, now he knows what he actually said then, and he's not telling the truth about what he said then. In the...
  • George Will: Obamacare supporters 'are pioneering new dimensions of sophistry'

    10/30/2013 5:52:54 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesdays Special Report on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist George Will said supporters of President Barack Obamas 2010 Affordable Care Act are bending over backward to justify the laws expanding disaster, particularly Obamas broken promise that consumers would be able to keep health insurance plans they like. Will pointed to remarks from House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer earlier in the day, who said Obama should have caveated his promises made in selling Obamacare. As a result, the supporters of Obamacare are pioneering new dimensions of sophistry, Will said. Steny Hoyer, the second ranking Democrat in the House,...
  • George Will: Cuccinelli is far from the best choice for Virginia

    10/24/2013 2:47:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2013 | George Will
    <p>When William F. Buckley, running as the Conservative Partys candidate for mayor of New York in 1965, was asked what he would do if he won, he replied: Demand a recount. Robert Sarvis, Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Virginia, will not need to do this.</p>
  • Fox News hires George Will

    The Daily Caller has confirmed that Fox News will announce later this afternoon that they have hired long-time Washington Post columnist George Will. Read more:
  • George Will's Libertarian Evolution: Q&A on Obama, Syria, & the Power of Choice

    09/13/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT · by Dysart · 58 replies
    Reason ^ | 9-13-13 | Gillespie & Welch
    "I've lived in Washington now for 44 years, and that's a lot of folly to witness up close," says Washington Post columnist George Will. "Whatever confidence and optimism I felt towards the central government when I got here on January 1, 1970 has pretty much dissipated at the hands of the government." "In part, I owe my current happiness to Barack Obama," continues the 72-year-old Will, who "so thoroughly concentrates all of the American progressive tradition and the academic culture that goes with it, that he's really put the spring in my step."More recently Will has become a champion of...
  • Clinton. Christie. Cringe. (2016: fat boy vs fat legs)

    On Jan. 20, 1981, Michael Deaver, a political aide, peered into a bedroom in Blair House, across from the White House, and said to the man still abed, “It’s 8 o’clock. You’re going to be inaugurated as president in a few hours.” From beneath the blankets, Ronald Reagan said, “Do I have to?” Some are so eager to be inaugurated in 2017 that the 2016 campaign has begun 28 months before the 1.4 percent of Americans who live in Iowa and New Hampshire express themselves. It is, therefore, not too soon to get a head start on being dismayed. Consider two...
  • Obamas unconstitutional steps worse than Nixons (George Will)

    08/15/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2013 | George Will
    President Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and red lines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality. Explaining his decision to unilaterally rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he said: “I didn’t simply choose to” ignore the statutory requirement for beginning in 2014 the employer mandate to...
  • Democracy failed the Motor City

    08/01/2013 5:22:48 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | George Will
    DETROIT In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: I had no intention to write atheistically but I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars. What appalled him had fascinated entomologist William Kirby (1759-1850): The ichneumon insect inserts an egg in a caterpillar, and the larva hatched from the egg, he said, gnaws the inside of the caterpillar, and though at last it has devoured almost every part of it except the skin...
  • George Will: Detroit doesnt have a fiscal problem, but a 'cultural collapse' (Video)

    07/28/2013 12:25:21 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 28, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Sundays This Week with George Stephanopoulos on ABC, Washington Post columnist George Will took on proponents of federal assistance for Detroit, which declared bankruptcy earlier this month. According to Will, the city isnt undergoing a fiscal crisis, but is facing a much more serious cultural one, which is the source of its woes. Cant solve the problems because the problems are cultural, Will said. You have a city, 139 square miles. You can graze cattle in vast portions of it. Dangerous herds of feral dogs roam in there. You have 3 percent of fourth graders reading at the national...
  • Obamas never-mind presidency

    07/05/2013 5:41:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2013 | By George F. Will
    ...Although the Constitution has no Article VIII, the administration acts as though there is one that reads: Notwithstanding all that stuff in other articles about how laws are made, if a president finds a law politically inconvenient, he can simply post on the White House Web site a notice saying: Never mind. Never mind that the law stipulates 2014 as the year when employers with 50 full-time workers are mandated to offer them health-care coverage or pay fines. Instead, 2015 will be the year. Unless Democrats see a presidential election coming. This lesson in the Obama administrations approach to the...
  • George F. Will: There's more, much more, to the Lois Lerner story

    06/12/2013 6:03:07 PM PDT · by rhema · 53 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 6/12/13 | George F. Will
    <p>WASHINGTON -- As soon as the Constitution permitted him to run for Congress, Al Salvi did. In 1986, just 26 and fresh from the University of Illinois law school, he sank $1,000 of his own money, which was most of his money, into a campaign to unseat an incumbent Democratic congressman. Salvi studied for the bar exam during meals at campaign dinners.</p>
  • Johns Hopkinss And Planned Parenthoods Troubling Extremism

    04/07/2013 6:31:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 05, 2013 | George F. Will
    Johns Hopkinss And Planned Parenthoods Troubling Extremism By George F. Will April 5 We know Johns Hopkins University is devoted to diversity, because it says so. Its Diversity and Inclusion Statement, a classic of the genre, says the university is committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students. Hopkins has an Office of Institutional Equity and a Diversity Leadership Council that defines inclusion as active, thoughtful and ongoing engagement with each other. Unless you are a member of Voice for Life (VFL), an antiabortion group. Hopkinss Student Government Association has denied...
  • George Will, DOMA, and Polygamy

    03/24/2013 5:10:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 24, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    Dr. George Will is a respected social scientist and acclaimed writer, but hes not a lawyer. And he shows it by suggesting the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a challenge to that federal statute this week in U.S. v. Windsor. DOMA prevents the federal government from giving federal marital benefits to gay marriages or polygamous marriages, and the Constitution allows Congress to make that judgment. Will has made valuable contributions to the issue of gay marriage. And on a personal note, Im grateful for Wills very positive Washington Post column last...
  • Fusion Power on the Right

    03/20/2013 4:18:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 20, 2013 | John Goldberg
    "At CPAC, the Future Looks Libertarian," read a dispatch on Time magazine's website. "CPAC: Rand Paul's Big Moment," proclaimed The Week magazine. Meanwhile, the New York Times headlined its story about the annual conservative political action conference "GOP divisions fester at conservative retreat." George Will, a man who actually knows a thing or two about conservatism, responded to the NYT's use of the word "fester" on ABC News' "This Week." "Festering: an infected wound, it's awful. I guarantee you, if there were a liberal conclave comparable to this, and there were vigorous debates going on there, the New York Times'...
  • George Will: What I did see at CPAC was the rise of the libertarian strand of Republicanism [VIDEO

    03/17/2013 11:13:56 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 200 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 17, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On this Sundays broadcast of ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Washington Post columnist George Will criticized a New York Times article by Jim Rutenberg and Richard Stevenson that suggested the Conservative Political Action Conference revealed deep divisions in the conservative movement. First, heres The New York Times headline on the CPAC conference: GOP divisions fester at conservative retreat, Will said. Festering an infected wound its awful. I guarantee you, if there were a liberal conclave comparable to this, and there were vigorous debates going on there, The New York Times headline would be Healthy diversity flourishes at the...