William McGurn Columnist
  • New York
  • The Wall Street Journal

William McGurn is a member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board and writes the weekly "Main Street" column for the Journal each Tuesday. Previously he served as Chief Speechwriter for President George W. Bush.

80 Articles
about 12 hours ago
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Opinion | Tim Cook’s Bad Day on China

Apple speaks out boldly at home, but is silent about Beijing’s growing oppression.

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8 days ago
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Opinion | The Innocence of Jimmy Lai

By pleading not guilty, he is forcing Hong Kong officials to own their lies.

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15 days ago
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Opinion | A Diverse Thanksgiving Without Affirmative Action

Crispy duck and egg rolls instead of turkey, but a belief that merit should trump race.

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22 days ago
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Opinion | A Donald Trump Preview of the 2024 Presidential Election

The bitterest pill for him isn’t that Oz lost but that DeSantis won resoundingly.

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29 days ago
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Opinion | Donald Trump Fires at Ron DeSantis—and Misses

Is the former president losing his touch for catchy nicknames for rivals?

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about 1 month ago
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Opinion | Affirmative Action Exposes the Secret Meaning of Equity

Within academia, all understand it as a way to favor some races at the expense of others.

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about 1 month ago
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Opinion | Tim Ryan’s ‘Moderate’ Con in the Ohio Senate Race

Sightings of these Democrats are frequent but, like the yeti, evidence is thin.

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about 2 months ago
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Opinion | Obama Warned Us About Joe

The White House offers Democrats nothing good to say on the big issues.

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about 2 months ago
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Opinion | The Real Asian-American Race Issue

Ying Ma wants politicians to say if they think race preferences are wrong.

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2 months ago
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Opinion | Capitalism Says the More Population the Merrier

When Earth’s eight billionth baby is born, we should kick up our heels in celebration.

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2 months ago
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Opinion | How Not to Beat Trump

Too many want to pronounce him unfit, but it’s Republican voters who’ll decide.

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3 months ago
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Opinion | The Pope Abandons Cardinal Zen

As Hong Kong puts on trial, Pope Francis still offers no support.

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