George Will

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George Will
George Will
Bias Rating Right
Type Author
Region National
Website washingtonpost.com/people/george-f-will
Twitter @georgewill
Wikipedia George Will
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About George Will

George Will is a author source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Right.

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The AllSides Bias Rating™ for George Will is 'right'. Even though he has criticized a number of conservative people and policies, he still identifies as a RepublicanWill has criticized numerous conservative individuals, such as Sarah Palin, John McCain, Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter, and Harriet Miers. In a 2013 interview with Reason Magazine, Will explained that over time, he has been leaning more toward the Libertarian Party. His lack of a specific party identification is seen in the AllSides community feedback, where over 130 people agree with the 'right' rating, however just over 140 rated him 'lean right,' as of July 2017.

In regards to social issues, Will believes that Roe v. Wade caused a "truncation of democratic debate about abortion policy." He is also opposed to the death penalty and believes that high incarceration rates make the country a safer place. Will supports the legalization of drugs, and is skeptical of affirmative action programs. On immigration, he advocates for higher border patrol security that can pave the "path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants. On economic issues, Will is a supporter of low taxes and believes that the U.S. should abolish the minimum wage.

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George Will grew up in Champain, Illinois, attended Trinity College, Oxford University, and received a Ph.D. from Princeton. He writes a twice-weekly column for the Washignton Post. His columns discuss politics and domestic and foreign affairs. Will began writing for the Washington Post in 1974 and received a Pulitzer Prize in 1977. He often appears on NBC and MSNBC and has written numerous books such as “One Man’s America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation ” and “Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy."

 

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