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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

January 10, 2021 12:30 pm

Democrats: The Time to Act Is Now.

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed…
William Kristol
January 9, 2021 8:55 pm

Where’s Congress?

We’re in a national crisis. The House and Senate should get to work.
William Kristol
January 6, 2021 12:11 am

A Big Winner in Georgia: Joe Biden

Fewer obstacles and more momentum for the president-elect after tonight’s results.
William Kristol
January 3, 2021 2:35 pm

It’s Time to Speak for America

The Republican party and the conservative movement must now choose: Trump or America.
William Kristol
December 10, 2020 4:42 pm

Georgia on My Mind

Which is better for America? Divided government or a repudiation of illiberalism?
William Kristol
December 3, 2020 5:04 am

The End of an Era—or the Beginning of One?

The Baby Boom generation is now spent. Change is coming to American politics.
William Kristol
November 19, 2020 2:28 pm

Lame Ducks

Our leaders need to pass a COVID relief package—now. Or be judged by history.
William Kristol
November 9, 2020 8:42 pm

Be Alarmed

Things are probably going to work out okay. But complacency in the defense of democracy is not a virtue.
William Kristol
November 4, 2020 12:34 pm

The Day After

The good, the bad, and the ugly.
William Kristol
October 27, 2020 5:33 am

A Tale of Three Possible Outcomes

So much #losing.
William Kristol