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  1. Extremism in defense of re-election

    Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said 'extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,' Democrats have been decrying Republican '

  2. In a NATO state of mind

    Speaking on Aug. 29 at a fundraiser, of course President Barack Obama applied to a platitude the varnish of smartphone sociology, producing this intellectual sunburst:

  3. A Navy with a mission in mind

    Russia's ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State's erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea.

  4. In defense of public defenders

    What is called 'the' 1964 Civil Rights Act is justly celebrated for outlawing racial and other discrimination in employment, 'public accommodations' and elsewhere.

  5. The fight over corporate tax inversions

    President Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called tax inversion.

  6. America's sad foreign policy void

    This far into the human story, only the historically uninstructed are startled by what they think are new permutations of evil. So, when Russia sliced Crimea off Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry was nonplussed:

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George Will, who has written a column for the Washington Post since 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. He writes a column for Newsweek, is a contributing analyst with ABC News and has been a regular member of ABC's "This Week" show since 1981. Will, who was born in 1941, taught political philosophy at Michigan State University.

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