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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)

August 18, 2022 5:11 am

Is It 1858 or 1838?

What Liz Cheney and Lincoln tell us about the current moment.
William Kristol
July 19, 2022 5:28 am

Who Will Both Defend and Reform Our Democracy?

I am, I suppose, a member in good standing of the seemingly large and certainly vocal community of well-wishers to…

William Kristol
July 3, 2022 5:56 am

A (Somewhat) Hopeful Thought for the Fourth

Liz Cheney and the duties of a Republican.
William Kristol
June 13, 2022 1:11 pm

The Forest and the Trees

The January 6th Committee hearings are full of interesting tidbits. Don't lose sight of the big picture.
William Kristol
June 9, 2022 10:19 pm

The Jan. 6th Committee Starts With “Just the Facts, Ma’am”

The committee rises to the occasion. Will we?
William Kristol
June 2, 2022 5:29 am

The New MAGA Establishment

Trumpism will outlast Trump. Possibly for a very long time.
William Kristol
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