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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

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
July 10, 2020 11:42 pm

The Filthy Air

Trump gives Roger Stone his Get Out of Jail Free card.
William Kristol
July 3, 2020 5:07 am

It’s Time for a Declaration of Independence from Trump

Republicans understand that Donald Trump is a danger to America. But they still have a choice.
William Kristol
June 17, 2020 7:20 pm

John Bolton Tells the Truth

Even if they don’t like him, every Republican and conservative in Washington knows that Bolton doesn’t make things up. What will they do now?
William Kristol
May 31, 2020 2:11 pm

Rodney King Was Right

Yes, things are complicated. But also simple.
William Kristol
May 12, 2020 5:23 am

March Divided, Strike United

The Biden coalition is wide and it’s going to be messy. That doesn’t mean it won’t be effective.
William Kristol
April 14, 2020 12:05 pm

On the Dangers of Performative Authoritarianism

We should be alarmed by Trump's claim to have "total authority."
William Kristol
April 13, 2020 1:08 pm

February 2020

The bell is pealing, And every feeling Within me responds To the dismal knell;  Shadows are trailing, My heart is bewailing And tolling within Like a funeral bell.
William Kristol