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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

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
April 7, 2021 5:41 pm

Matt Gaetz and the End of History

Attention politics has been here before.
William Kristol
March 1, 2021 9:11 am

The Facts of Life

The country takes priority over conservative navel gazing.
William Kristol
February 22, 2021 5:32 pm

What About Joe?

Why can’t anti-Trump become work-with-Biden?
William Kristol
February 15, 2021 5:15 am

What Comes Next?

“The strong and slow boring of hard boards.”
William Kristol
February 10, 2021 1:20 pm

A Muted Case for Optimism

Is it possible JVL is wrong?
William Kristol