Category: George Will

If China’s demography will determine it’s future, we have nothing to worry about 

So, by 2040, when the U.S. population is around 380 million, its population will be younger than that of almost any other rich democracy, and the working-age population will still be expanding. In 2015, the United States had twice as many working-age people with undergraduate or graduate degrees as China had — almost one-sixth of the world’s total.

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China’s Precarious Future

Morning commuters at the Tiantongyuanbei subway station in Beijing in 2011. (Michael Martina/Reuters)China’s Leninist state will continue the corrupt or otherwise inefficient allocation of resources, making robust economic growth even more elusive than it already is.

Editor’s Note: Owing to the Washington Post’s decision to end online publication of syndicated columns, this will be the last George Will column to appear on NRO.

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In Baseball, the Most Valuable Rules Are Unwritten

Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto hits a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning in game six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, October 29, 2019. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)Standards are always out of date — that is why we call them standards.

In the rush of the passing seasons, sports memories fade like photographs left in sunlight.

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‘Texodus’ bodes badly for Republicans

Hurd, who is not forswearing public life, insists, “I’m just getting started.” Might he come back to electoral politics? “For sure.” His “passion” is “the nexus between technology and national security.” He is, however, saying goodbye to the rigors of the “DC to DQ” tours that have regularly taken him to the far reaches of his district. For you effete coastal residents who are unfamiliar with the delights of flyover country, “DQ” means Dairy Queen.

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The spiraling president adds self-impeachment to his repertoire

Because frivolousness and stupidity are neither high crimes nor misdemeanors, his decision, however contemptible because it betrays America’s Kurdish friends, is not an impeachable offense. It should, however, color the impeachment debate because it coincides with his extraordinary and impeachment-pertinent challenge to Congress’s constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the executive branch.

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