George Will Biography, Age, Wife, Education, Washington Post, Fox News and Baseball

George Will (George Frederick Will) is an American political commentator born on 4 May 1941. George writes regular columns for The Washington Post

George Will biography

George Will (George Frederick Will) is an American political commentator born on 4 May 1941. George writes regular columns for The Washington Post and provides commentary for NBC News and MSNBC. The Wall Street Journal in 1986, called him “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America”, in a league with Walter Lippmann (1889–1974). He has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1977.

George Will Age

He was born on 4th May 1941. He is 77 years old as of 2018.

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he is married to Madeleine Marion since 1967.

George Will Education

Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, to Frederick L. Will and Louise Hendrickson Will. His father was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign teaching philosophy, specializing in epistemology, .

Will graduated in 1962 with a BA in Religion from University Laboratory High School of Urbana, Illinois, and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut . He also studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Magdalen College, Oxford, (BA, MA). Will continued his studies at Princeton University, upon leaving Oxford, from which he received MA and PhD degrees in politics. His 1968 PhD dissertation was entitled Beyond the Reach of Majorities: Closed Questions in the Open Society.

He served on the staff of Republican Senator Gordon Allott of Colorado, From 1970 to 1972. He later taught political philosophy at the James Madison College of Michigan State University, and at the University of Toronto. In 1995 and again in 1998 he taught at Harvard University .

George Will  Career

From 1970 to 1972, Will served on the staff of Senator Gordon before teaching political philosophy at the James Madison College of Michigan State University and the University of Toronto.

George Will Washington Post

He joined the Washington Post Writers Group in 1974,and started writing a syndicated bi-weekly column that still continues to appear on Thursdays and Sundays.

In 1976, he became a contributing editor for ‘Newsweek’ and wrote a bi-weekly column until 2011. In 1978, he worked as the Washington editor of the ‘National Review’ .

From 1977 to 1984, he served as a television commentator for ‘Argonsky and Company’ and NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ from mid to late 1980’s. He has also since the early 1980’s worked as a news analyst for ABC .

During his long and successful career, many controversies have surrounded him . He, once was accused of being unprofessional and helping Ronald Reagan prepare for his 1980 presidential debate. He was also accused by Reagan’s opponent Jimmy Carter , of giving Ronald Reagan a top-secret briefing book that was apparently stolen from Carter’s office.

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He was also criticized regarding his dealings with Conrad Black who was convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice in the year 2007.

When he reported the offshore drilling by China near South Florida in 2008, Will rattled a lot of cages . In 2009, he gave incorrect data regarding the global sea ice level for which he attracted the wrath of environmentalists.

George Will Fox News

Will was a contributor for Fox News, From 2013 to 2017. Will was a news analyst for ABC News prior to joining Fox News, beginning in the early 1980s,and was a founding member on the panel of ABC’s This Week with David Brinkley in 1981, now titled This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Until his departure from ABC News, he was a panelist on This Week . From 1977 through 1984 he was also a regular panelist on television’s Agronsky & Company . Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday, March 19, 2017, welcomed Will back as a panelist, stating he had been absent from the program since 1981 and that his return would mark his 52nd appearance.

Currently, he works as a contributing analyst with ABC News Channel and has also appeared every Sunday morning on ABC’s ‘This Week’ since 1981.

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George has over the time written numerous columns for The Washington Post . For more information on his columns  and articles please click here.

George Will Baseball

In 1977, Will won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for “distinguished commentary on a variety of topics” . Will’s columns are known for their erudite vocabulary, often combining factual reporting with conservative commentary, allusions to political philosophers, and frequent references to baseball.

Will has also written two bestselling books on the game of baseball, three books on political philosophy, and has published eleven compilations of his columns for The Washington Post and Newsweek and of various book reviews and lectures.

George Will Leaves Republican Party

Citing his disapproval of Trump, Will told journalist Nicholas Ballasy in an interview in June 2016, that he had left the Republican party and was registered as an unaffiliated voter.

George Will Donald Trump

Will on various times criticized Donald Trump during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, calling him a “one-man Todd Akin,” and later urging conservative voters to “help him lose 50 states—condign punishment for his comprehensive disdain for conservative essentials.” In turn, Trump, criticized Will and brought attention to the fact that his wife Mari Maseng Will was an advisor to Scott Walker’s presidential campaign. He criticized Trump again, saying he was a bigger threat than Hillary Clinton. Citing his disapproval of Trump, Will in June 2016 told journalist Nicholas Ballasy in an interview that he had left the Republican party and was registered as an unaffiliated voter.

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George Will Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

George Will Books

Will has also written two bestselling books on the game of baseball, three books on political philosophy, and has published eleven compilations of his columns for The Washington Post and Newsweek and of various book reviews and lectures.

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George Will National Review

To see some of his National Reviews please visit his blog George Will | National Review

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George Will: Mississippi’s continued self-rehabilitation


WASHINGTON — In the previous 50 years, the state of Mississippi has validated Lord Tennyson’s belief that “men may rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things.” Now the state has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for 20 more days to provide the court with a defense of the proposition that a state court was sufficiently serious in ruling that Joey Chandler is so depraved that he could never undergo a regeneration comparable to what Mississippi has managed.

In 2003, Chandler, then 17 and seeking money to support his pregnant girlfriend, tried selling marijuana. When his supply was stolen from his car, he believed the thief was his cousin Emmitt, 19. Chandler fatally shot Emmitt and fled the scene, but later that night he surrendered to authorities. Convicted of murder, Chandler was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.

Parents who have raised sons understand that civilization’s primary task is to civilize adolescent males, a task that is difficult for many reasons, some of which neuroscience explains. The part of the brain that stimulates anger and aggression is larger in males than in females (for evolutionary, meaning adaptive, reasons). And the part that restrains anger is smaller in males. The Supreme Court has noted that adolescent brain anatomy can cause “transient rashness, proclivity for risk, and inability to assess consequences,” thereby diminishing “moral culpability” and, more important, enhancing “the prospect that, as the years go by,” offenders’ “deficiencies will be reformed.” Hence “a lifetime in prison is a disproportionate sentence for all but the rarest of children, those whose crimes reflect ‘irreparable corruption.’”

Now, there is spirited disagreement among thoughtful people concerning whether such disproportion constitutes a violation of the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment proscription of “cruel and unusual punishments.” There is disagreement concerning whether the Eighth Amendment as originally understood by those who wrote and ratified it was intended to forbid only certain methods of punishment, or to assign to courts the task of enunciating standards of proportionality in sentencing. There is disagreement about what the modern court has done in incrementally circumscribing states’ discretion in punishing juveniles: It has held that the Eighth Amendment forbids capital punishment for children under 18. And that it forbids life imprisonment without parole for juveniles convicted of non-homicide offenses. And that it forbids — this is the issue in Chandler’s case — mandatory life imprisonment without possibility of parole for juvenile homicide offenders unless they have demonstrated “such irretrievable depravity that rehabilitation is impossible.”

Never mind that it is difficult to imagine how a sentencing court could determine that a juvenile has manifested such depravity. Clearly, however, the Mississippi court that heard Chandler’s argument for resentencing in light of Supreme Court rulings about sentencing juveniles did not seriously attempt this difficult task.

While incarcerated, Chandler has not been a discipline problem. He has earned a GED and completed college-level coursework in Bible studies. He has earned certificates in construction trade skills and made substantial progress toward a certificate in automotive repair. Nevertheless, the resentencing court’s almost flippant reasons for reaffirming Chandler’s sentence to die in prison included the following:

“Nothing in the record” suggested that Chandler “suffered from a lack of maturity” when he shot his cousin. (Science demonstrates a physiological basis of varying maturities of male adolescents.) The 17-year-old Chandler was “very mature” because he planned his crime. (His prompt surrender suggests more bewilderment than planning.) He was mature because he came from a nuclear family. (How does a family’s attribute prove the existence of a different attribute in a family member?) He was mature because 17-year-olds are allowed to get driver’s and pilot’s licenses, and abortions, and because he fathered a child, and because in World War II a 17-year-old won a Medal of Honor.

Really. And the court simply ignored the evidence of Chandler’s efforts at rehabilitation.

Fifty years ago, many Americans thought Mississippi itself exemplified irretrievable depravity. Today the state has more — not more relative to population, more — African-Americans in elective offices than any other state. Culturally and economically, Mississippi is a vibrant participant in the American mainstream. The state’s self-rehabilitation was not impossible.

In 2053, the 50th anniversary of Joey Chandler’s crime, he will be 67, if he lives that long. Today, the Supreme Court should hear Chandler’s case in order to provide standards requiring sentencing courts to be serious when making an extraordinarily serious judgment about someone’s “irretrievable depravity.”

George Will is a political writer for The Washington Post and can be reached at His column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the The Lima News editorial board or AIM Media, owner of The Lima News.