William McGurn

William McGurn

Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

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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.

Mr. McGurn has served as chief editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in New York. He spent more than a decade overseas -- in Brussels for The Wall Street Journal/Europe and in Hong Kong with both the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review. And in the mid-1990s, he was Washington Bureau Chief for National Review.

Bill is author of a book on Hong Kong ("Perfidious Albion") and a monograph on terrorism ("Terrorist or Freedom Fighter"). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, holds a BA in philosophy from Notre Dame and an MS in Communications from Boston University.

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Main Street

The Education of Joe Biden

香蕉视频苹果下载November 16, 2020 11:12 pm ET

Is he really going to nominate the head of a teachers union for his cabinet?

Main Street

Joe Biden’s Bitter Harvest

香蕉视频苹果下载November 9, 2020 11:18 pm ET

Where might Trump voters have got the idea that a president was illegitimate?

Main Street

What Pollsters Miss About Trump

香蕉视频苹果下载November 2, 2020 11:34 pm ET

A self-described ‘cowboy’ explains why he thinks the president will defy expectations and win again.

The Weekend Interview

The Man Who Made Milton Friedman a Star

香蕉视频苹果下载October 30, 2020 04:05 pm ET

Bob Chitester’s 1980 PBS series ‘Free to Choose’ helped make capitalism popular. Can markets make a comeback in the era of AOC?

Main Street

Saving Private Biden

香蕉视频苹果下载October 26, 2020 09:51 pm ET

The press standard for 2020: No tough questions for the former vice president.

Main Street

The Myth of Moderate Democrats

香蕉视频苹果下载October 19, 2020 10:58 pm ET

Joe Biden and Conor Lamb show a different face in Pennsylvania than in Washington.

Main Street

Amy Coney Barrett and the Ivies

香蕉视频苹果下载October 12, 2020 10:04 pm ET

Harvard and Yale worry what the newest justice would mean for their racial-preference policies.

Main Street

An Anti-Asian Proposition

September 21, 2020 11:10 pm ET

An effort to undo a California ban on racial discrimination is floundering.

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