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    • Progressives’ Anti-free Speech Itch

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Progressives’ Anti-free Speech Itch" is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • America’s Utterly Predictable Tsunami of Pension Problems

    • By: George F. Will
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    Nowadays, America’s most persistent public dishonesties are the wildly optimistic but politically convenient expectations for returns on pension fund investments. Last year, when Illinois reduced its expected return on its teachers’ retirement fund from 7.5 percent to 7 percent, this meant a $400 million to $500 million addition to the taxes needed annually for the fund. And expecting 7 percent is probably imprudent.

    "America’s Utterly Predictable Tsunami of Pension Problems" is from the February 22, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Is No Longer the Worst Person in Government

    • By: George F. Will
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    Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive public figure. And Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge. Because his is the authentic voice of today’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this year’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing.

    "Trump Is No Longer the Worst Person in Government" is from the May 09, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Entangled with Russia Is Trump?

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    "How Entangled with Russia Is Trump?" is from the July 29, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • The Intellectual Diversity We Need

    • By: George F. Will
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    Encouraging developments are as welcome as they are rare in colleges and universities that cultivate diversity in everything but thought. Fortunately, state legislatures, alumni and philanthropists are planting little academic platoons that will make campuses less intellectually monochromatic. One such, just launched, is Arizona State University’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership.

    "The Intellectual Diversity We Need" is from the March 10, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Obama’s Foreign Policy Was Error After Error

    • By: George F. Will
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    Two seemingly unimpressed nations are Russia, which is dismembering a European nation (Ukraine), and China, which is shredding international law by turning the world’s most important waterway, the South China Sea, into militarized Chinese territory.

    "Obama’s Foreign Policy Was Error After Error" is from the January 06, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • America's Higher Education Brought Low

    • By: George F. Will
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
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    "America's Higher Education Brought Low" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • If Trump Wins the Nomination, Prepare for the End of the Conservative Party

    • By: George F Will
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    "If Trump Wins the Nomination, Prepare for the End of the Conservative Party" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Simple Arithmetic That Could Jump-Start America’s Economic Growth

    • By: George F Will
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    "The Simple Arithmetic That Could Jump-Start America’s Economic Growth " is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Electoral College Is an Excellent System

    • By: George F. Will
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    Political mildness is scarce nowadays, so it has been pleasantly surprising that post-election denunciations of the electoral college have been tepid. This, even though the winner of the presidential election lost the popular vote by perhaps 2.8 million votes, more than five times the 537,179 votes by which Al Gore outpolled George W. Bush in 2000.

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    • Donald Trump Is the GOP's Chemotherapy

    • By: George F. Will
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    What did Donald Trump have left to lose Sunday night? His dignity? Please. His campaign’s theme? His Cleveland convention was a mini-Nuremberg rally for Republicans whose three-word recipe for making America great again was the shriek “Lock her up!”

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    • American Higher Education is a House Divided

    • By: George F Will
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    "American Higher Education is a House Divided" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Donald Trump's Rise Reflects American Conservatism's Decay

    • By: George F. Will
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    Looking on the bright side, perhaps this election can teach conservatives to look on the dark side. They need a talent for pessimism, recognizing the signs that whatever remains of American exceptionalism does not immunize this nation from decay, to which all regimes are susceptible.

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    • The 'Big Price' Paul Ryan Has Paid for Supporting Donald Trump

    • By: George F. Will
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    "The 'Big Price' Paul Ryan Has Paid for Supporting Donald Trump" is from the June 06, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Understand about Economic Equality

    • By: George F. Will
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    "What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Understand about Economic Equality" is from the October 19, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Vladimir Putin Is Bringing Back the 1930s

    • By: George F. Will
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    Vladimir Putin’s serial humiliations of America’s bewildered secretary of state regarding Syria indicate Putin’s determination to destabilize the world. Here is an even more ominous indication of events moving his way: On just one day last week, Italian ships plucked 6,055 migrants from the Mediterranean.

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    • America Is About to Get More Law-Abiding

    • By: George F. Will
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    Repeal of Prohibition in 1933 instantly reduced crime by reducing the number of criminalized activities, including some that millions of Americans considered victimless activities and none of the government’s business. Now, America is going to become more law-abiding, the Supreme Court having said that the federal government cannot prohibit states from legalizing what Americans have been doing anyway with at least 150 billion of their dollars annually. This figure (almost five times the combined revenues of MLB, the NFL, the NBA and the NHL; 14 times the movie industry’s domestic ticket sales) is a guess and might be much less than the actual sum that Americans wager on sports.

    "America Is About to Get More Law-Abiding" is from the May 16, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Progressives Rejoice at a Stunning Gift: the Right to Pump Their Own Gas

    • By: George F. Will
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    Frank Lloyd Wright purportedly said, “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” Today, however, Oregon is the state with the strangest state of mind, which has something to do with its being impeccably ­progressive: In the television series “Portlandia,” the mention of artisanal lightbulbs might be satirical, but given today’s gas-pumping controversy, perhaps not.

    "Progressives Rejoice at a Stunning Gift: the Right to Pump Their Own Gas" is from the January 12, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • There Will Be More Wedding Cake Cases

    • By: George F. Will
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    “Loose lips sink ships” was a World War II slogan warning Americans against inadvertently disclosing important secrets, such as troop ships’ sailing schedules. On Monday, the Supreme Court showed that loose lips can sink cases.

    "There Will Be More Wedding Cake Cases" is from the June 06, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • To Understand Today’s Politics, Look at Yale in the ’60s

    • By: George F. Will
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    In his 72 years, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, who was raised in segregated Richmond, acknowledges that he has seen much change, often for the better, including advances in the 1960s. But in his elegant new memoir, “All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s,” he explains why today’s distemper was incubated in that “burnt and ravaged forest of a decade.”

    "To Understand Today’s Politics, Look at Yale in the ’60s" is from the February 17, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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