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

Joe Manchin weighs challenging today’s stagnant party duopoly

The Democratic senator from West Virginia still adheres to his position that all options, including a 2024 third-party presidential run, are "on the table."

May 12, 2023

Why even the preppy look is preferable to egalitarian shabbiness

Dressing well is not about "privilege." It quietly asserts that attention to one’s presentation is a form of respect for those to whom one is presented.

May 10, 2023

George Will: After a month of baseball’s new rules, it’s time to rejoice

Self-described "traditionalists" may deplore the changes, but real conservatives have reasons to celebrate how the game has put a spring back in its step.

May 5, 2023

In ‘An Ordinary Man,’ Gerald Ford emerges with a certain greatness

Given the egomania fomented by today’s president-centric politics, this biography, scintillatingly told, is timely and revelatory.

May 3, 2023

Voters do not want a Biden-Trump rematch. A third option might appeal.

The group No Labels would cheerfully stand down if one palatable nominee emerges. For now, they're getting on state ballots and preparing the way for a 2024.

April 28, 2023

The county seized her condo, sold it and kept all the money. Not nice.

An elderly Minnesota woman's lawsuit over "home equity theft" will be heard by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

April 24, 2023

Fox News behaved egregiously, but the settlement was good for the law

The Dominion Voting Systems case would not have been an ideal occasion for rethinking the legal definition of defamation.

April 20, 2023

As enrollment plummets, academia gets schooled about where it went wrong

Politicized, hysterical and administratively bloated academia is discovering that offering credentials of dubious value is an enticement easily resisted.

April 19, 2023

A classless, socially fluid America? Not today, not in politics.

Post-secondary education has become a marker of status and a source of the snobbery that fuels the resentments of non-college Americans.

April 14, 2023

How ‘I despise, therefore I am’ locks in the political status quo

Contempt for the other tribe, rather than affection for one's own, is now many Americans' animating passion.

April 12, 2023