George Will

George Will

George Will | College Board tries to solve social problem it's unsuited to solve

WASHINGTON — The earnest improvers at the College Board, which administers the SAT, should ponder Abraham Maslow's law of the instrument. In 1966, Maslow, a psychologist, said essentially this: If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. The College Board wants to solve a complex social problem that it and its test are unsuited to solve.

George Will | The idea of an aesthetic impeachment

WASHINGTON — If congressional Democrats will temper their enthusiasm for impeachment with lucidity about the nation's needs and their political self-interest, they will understand the self-defeating nature of a foredoomed attempt to remove a president for aesthetic reasons.

George Will | Crony capitalism disguised as patriotism

WASHINGTON — The president has received from one of his employees, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a report that probably tells Ross' employer what he wants to hear: that imports of cars — "The Audis are coming! The Audis are coming!" — threaten "national security."

George Will | An issue the high court should avoid

WASHINGTON — If an adjective creates a redundancy, does preceding it with two other adjectives give the Supreme Court a reason to venture where it has never gone before?

Come Tuesday, the court will hear oral arguments urging it to referee gerrymandering in the drawing of congressional districts.

George Will | Worse living through chemistry

WASHINGTON — On Feb. 12, Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka "El Chapo," was convicted of multiple crimes related to running the Sinaloa drug cartel, Mexico's largest.

Thirteen days before his conviction, authorities seized enough of the synthetic opioid called fentanyl for 100 million lethal doses. It was hidden in a truck carrying cucumbers through the Nogales port of legal entry.

George Will | So, Schultz would spoil splendor of party duopoly?

WASHINGTON — As an upbeat Howard Schultz tucked into lunch here recently, he was having a good week because Democrats were having an awful one. The former Starbucks CEO, who is contemplating a plunge into politics, knows that his narrow path to the presidency as an independent depends on the Democratic Party becoming as offensive as the Republican Party has become.

George Will | Limited government requires a limited president

WASHINGTON — Soon, in a federal court that few Americans know exists, there will come a ruling on a constitutional principle that today barely exists but that could, if the judicial branch will resuscitate it, begin to rectify the imbalance between the legislative and executive branches.

George Will | Only Dems can save this president

Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;

And Brutus is an honorable man.

— Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"

George Will | Trump is an almost inexpressibly sad specimen

WASHINGTON — Half or a quarter of the way through this interesting experiment with an incessantly splenetic presidency, much of the nation has become accustomed to daily mortifications. Or has lost its capacity for embarrassment, which is even worse.

George Will | Today's Germany ... the best the world has seen

BERLIN — In one of contemporary history's intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor's dutiful daughter has made life miserable for a vicar's dutiful daughter.