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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

October 14, 2020 5:14 am

Defining Deviancy Down

The president retweets a story suggesting that Barack Obama had Seal Team 6 murdered. And the world barely notices.
William Kristol
September 30, 2020 12:26 am

No More Debates

In Cleveland, our national humiliation continued.
William Kristol
September 24, 2020 4:34 pm

What Is To Be Done?

As Trump drags us closer to crisis, three suggestions for how we should act now—and prepare for what’s to come.
William Kristol
September 21, 2020 5:09 am

How Biden Will Handle the Supreme Court Vacancy

Keep calm and carry on?
William Kristol
September 9, 2020 5:09 am

American Conservatism, b. 1955, d. 2020?

Is American conservatism as we’ve known it dead?
William Kristol
September 1, 2020 8:00 am

Trump’s New Conspiracy Theory

"People in dark shadows . . ."
William Kristol
August 31, 2020 1:47 pm

Speak for America!

Joe Biden must speak not just for his supporters, but for the nation.
William Kristol
July 28, 2020 1:07 pm

Three Tests for the Future of the Republican Party

The least we can expect from a responsible political party and political movement.
William Kristol
July 18, 2020 10:30 am

John Lewis, 1940-2020

Can America live up to this courageous man's legacy?
William Kristol
July 14, 2020 5:18 am

Is the Republican Party a Lost Cause?

And if so, should it be?
William Kristol