George Will's file


Columnist from Maryland

George Will is a conservative columnist syndicated by the Washington Post.

The PolitiFact scorecard

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  • Mostly True5 (%)(5)
  • Half True3 (%)(3)
  • Mostly False7 (%)(7)
  • False6 (%)(6)
  • Pants on Fire1 (%)(1)

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George Will dropped Republican voter registration--like 5,000 fellow Maryland voters

George Will indeed shifted his voter registration from Republican to unaffiliated in June, we confirmed, like about 5,000 other Maryland residents.


The from-the-right commentator, clarion clear about opposing Donald Trump for president, declared his GOP abandonment in a June speech. We sought factual backup.

Turning it over to readers

We hear regularly from PolitiFact Wisconsin readers, so we decided it's time to give them some space.

Here's the debut of our Mailbag.

George Will “hearts” Rick Perry

Over lunch with Gov. Rick Perry in San Antonio, conservative pundit George Will developed a column extolling Perry’s potential as a presidential aspirant — and plowed into turf we’d previously worked ...

Fact-checking the pundits on Wisconsin's budget

We look at what's being said about the budget controversy in Wisconsin.

Truth-O-Meter stuck on Half True

The Truth-O-Meter spent much of the past week stuck on Half True.

Hope as we might that politicians and pundits would be beacons of truth, they struggled to get things right on everything from mammograms to the federal budget.

In one case, both Democrats and Republicans fumbled on the same issue: foreign money in U.S. elections. And in one case -- taxes -- a Republican got it mostly right.

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