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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)

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
August 3, 2021 11:30 pm

Springtime for Moderate Democrats

Shontel Brown’s win is just the latest sign of hope that the left isn’t as dominant a force in Democratic politics as it wishes to be.
William Kristol
June 2, 2021 5:13 am

Seven Entrepreneurial Paths Toward a Democratic Majority

Last week I proposed three theses about our current situation, basically arguing that a governing Democratic majority, consisting of…
William Kristol
May 28, 2021 3:11 pm

Towards A Real Democratic Majority

Three theses in search of political entrepreneurship.
William Kristol
May 13, 2021 4:00 pm

Be Worried

New polling suggests it’s growing likely Republicans will retake the House in 2022.
William Kristol
May 5, 2021 12:28 pm

The Learned Helplessness of Republican Elites

GOP donors and thinkers and writers are all very concerned about what's happening to Liz Cheney. And none of them are interested in doing anything about it.
William Kristol
April 28, 2021 11:59 pm

Joe Biden’s Old-Fashioned Liberalism

It’s prosaic and present-oriented—as shown in his speech before Congress tonight.
William Kristol