Will: Obamacare’s death star?
Unworkable and on the path to ultimate extinction.
Will: Some questions for Hagel
Speaking of the imperial presidency …
Will: Boundaries of the permissible
Viewers of “Zero Dark Thirty” can decide whether or which “enhanced interrogation” measures depicted — slaps, sleep deprivation, humiliation, waterboarding — constitute, in plain English, torture.
Will: A rally cry to tame spending
Republicans, whose divisions cause Democratic gloating, could use a balanced budget amendment to divide Democrats who threw the remnants of their fiscal self-respect off the cliff.
Will: Luck of the Irish
Monday night’s BCS championship game should be sweet satisfaction for Father Theodore Hesburgh, 95, who managed to make athletic and academic excellence compatible.
Will: Our decadent democracy
December’s maneuverings made clear that most Americans will be spared the educational experience of fiscal cliff-related tax increases and spending cuts, which would have been a small taste of the real costs of the entitlement state.
Will: Disdain all around
While accusing the Supreme Court’s conservative justices of “disdain for democracy,” Pamela S. Karlan proves herself talented at dispensing disdain.
Will: The door-opener to America
Skeptics will say that the Homestead Act which welcomed immigrants to a sparsely populated continent is irrelevant to today. But they need to reconsider immigration as an entrepreneurial act.
Will: The filibuster stalker
Ideas are not responsible for the people who believe them, but when evaluating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s ideas for making the Senate more like the House of Representatives, consider the source.
Will: Mountain out of a molehill
Those who think high voter turnout indicates civic health should note that in three German elections, 1932-33, turnout averaged more than 86 percent, reflecting the terrible stakes…