George Will / Politics

Liberty Opportunity For The Court

WASHINGTON -- Come Tuesday, the national pastime will be the subject of oral arguments in a portentous Supreme Court case. This pastime is not baseball but rent seeking -- the unseemly yet uninhibited scramble of private interests to bend ...

Is Christie Running?

NEWARK, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of...

A Bell-Ringer In New Jersey

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Every 36 years, it seems Jeff Bell disturbs New Jersey's political order. In 1978, as a 34-year-old apostle of supply-side economics and a harbinger of the Reagan Revolution, he stunned the keepers of the conventional wisdom by ...

A New Case For Term Limits

"The legislative department is everywhere ... drawing all power into its impetuous vortex."

-- James Madison, Federalist 48

WASHINGTON -- Unfortunately, Congress' vortex now spins the other way, throwing off powers that the executive ...

Battle Royal In Iowa

URBANDALE, Iowa -- The Machine Shed restaurant, where the waitresses wear bib overalls and suggest a cinnamon roll the size of a loaf of bread as a breakfast appetizer, sells a root beer called Dang!, bandages made to look like bacon strips, and ...

High Stakes In Kansas

SHAWNEE, Kan. -- Tacked to the wall of Greg Orman's campaign office is a print of a John Steuart Curry painting, "Tragic Prelude," that hangs in the capitol in Topeka. It depicts John Brown of Osawatomie, 39 miles south of here, as what he was, a ...