William McGurn

William McGurn

Columnist, 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.

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.



The Lockdown Rebellion

April 20, 2020 04:40 pm ET

Ordinary Americans protesting to reopen the economy face only contempt from elites.


How We Get Our Lives Back

April 6, 2020 04:45 pm ET

Partial reopening of the economy wouldn’t be perfect. But it’d be a huge step forward.


Harvard’s China Virus

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Covid-19 isn’t the only ‘stigma’ that has been imposed on Asian-Americans.


And Now a Word for Laissez-Faire

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Calling critics ‘market fundamentalists’ is meant to squash debate, not foster it.


Mayor Pete Is the Man to Beat

February 10, 2020 11:59 pm ET

So why don’t his rivals press him on the specifics of his record in South Bend?

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