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.



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?


Tuesday Night Trump

February 3, 2020 11:48 pm ET

In between personal insults, a ‘relentlessly optimistic’ State of the Union.


Mitch Derangement Syndrome

January 27, 2020 11:54 pm ET

Pelosi gets the favorable press, yet McConnell always seems to outfox her.


Long Live the Queen

January 13, 2020 10:53 pm ET

Elizabeth II is more modern than her woke granddaughter-in-law, Meghan Markle.


Let Bloomberg Be Bloomberg

January 6, 2020 11:55 pm ET

Far from apologizing, he should defend what his policies have done for African-Americans.


A Job for Adam Schiff

December 16, 2019 11:56 pm ET

The chairman should look into how he was taken in by Russian disinformation.

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