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William Kristol

William Kristol is editor-at-large of The Bulwark. He was a founder of The Weekly Standard, and is a regular guest on leading political commentary shows. Prior to his work at The Weekly Standard, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, an organization that helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory.  From 1985 to 1993, Kristol served as chief of staff to Education Secretary William Bennett in the Reagan Administration and as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle in the George H. W. Bush administration. Before coming to Washington, Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.


Articles by William Kristol (page 1)

April 24, 2022 3:43 pm

Vive la France!

Macron beats Le Pen like a drum. Democracy wins.
William Kristol
March 22, 2022 5:16 am

A New Period of Consequences

It’s 1936 again.
William Kristol
February 21, 2022 4:08 pm

The End of “America First”?

Even after an aggressor’s character and intentions are clear, lots of Republicans will be proud to say “we don’t care.”
William Kristol
February 16, 2022 12:33 pm

Putin’s War

If war comes, it’s one man’s responsibility.
William Kristol
January 11, 2022 5:10 am

Could Trump Be the River Card That Helps Democrats Hold the House?

Democrats face long odds. But not impossible odds.
William Kristol
December 23, 2021 5:14 am

Trump’s Defeat a Year Ago Was Dunkirk, Not D-Day

As 2021 ends, the forces of democracy remain beleaguered and the forces of sanity on the defensive.
William Kristol
October 18, 2021 10:07 am

Colin Powell, 1937-2021

He was a man to be looked up to.
William Kristol
September 11, 2021 6:02 am

9/11 Passes into History

Sometimes the past is . . . the past.
William Kristol
September 1, 2021 12:31 pm

The Birth of the Biden Doctrine?

His statement yesterday suggested a troubling pivot—turning away from the foreign policies of Truman, Reagan, even Clinton.
William Kristol
August 16, 2021 1:02 pm

‘A Total and Unmitigated Defeat’

We have an obligation to begin thinking about how to mitigate the horrors that will take place within Afghanistan.
William Kristol