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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

March 31, 2020 5:08 am

After the Pandemic

We have reached the end of the post-Cold War interregnum.
William Kristol
March 23, 2020 4:53 pm

Fight the Virus. Fight the Depression. And Fight Trump.

The autocratic impulse is as dangerous as a plague.
William Kristol
March 19, 2020 5:36 am

Trump Could Still Win

Beware of the rally ’round the flag effect.
William Kristol
March 12, 2020 10:42 am

An Appeal to the Vice President

The government’s coronavirus response needs a steadier hand on the tiller.
William Kristol
March 4, 2020 11:04 am

Life is Contingent

On the path that led Joe Biden to this point—and where it could go from here.
William Kristol
March 2, 2020 5:14 am

The Simple Answer

Don't overthink your Super Tuesday vote.
William Kristol
February 24, 2020 9:31 am

An Open Letter to the Democrats Defending Their Party Against Bernie Sanders

Dear Mike, Joe, Pete, and Amy (and perhaps Elizabeth), Please forgive the informality. But we have no time to stand…
William Kristol
February 20, 2020 11:26 am

Who Won?

What if the real winner was Amy Klobuchar?
William Kristol
February 13, 2020 1:18 pm

A Time to Speak

Almost three years ago, I wrote an editorial defending those who had joined the Trump administration out of motives of…
William Kristol
February 12, 2020 9:28 am

The Democratic State of Play

A simple sketch of where we are post-New Hampshire.
William Kristol