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 By George Will    Commentary    April 20, 2017

What the Freedom Caucus Stands For

With a mellifluous name suggesting bucolic tranquility, Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, is an unlikely object of the caterwauling recently directed at him and the House Freedom Caucus he leads. The vituperation was occasioned by the...

 By George Will    Commentary    April 13, 2017

Our National Scourge of Misinformation

Impulse control is unfashionable as well as unpresidential, but perhaps you should resist the urge to trip people who stride briskly down the sidewalk fixated on their phone screens, absorbed in texting and feeling entitled to expect others to make...

 By George Will    Commentary    April 6, 2017

End the Filibuster's Power of Obstruction

The Senate’s coming confirmation of Neil Gorsuch will improve the Supreme Court, and Democrats’ incontinent opposition to him will inadvertently improve the Senate -- if Republicans are provoked to thoroughly reform the filibuster. If eight...

 By George Will    Commentary    March 30, 2017

An Oasis of Liberty in the Arizona Sun

As a boy, Barry Goldwater Jr., son of the former senator and 1964 Republican presidential nominee, would step out of his father’s house and shoot at tin cans 50 yards away. Now 78, he says he could fire in any direction and not endanger...