Kevin D. Williamson

Kevin D. Williamson is national correspondent at The Dispatch and is based in Dallas. Prior to joining the company in 2022, he spent 15 years as a writer and editor at National Review, worked as the theater critic at the New Criterion, and had a long career in local newspapers. When Kevin is not reporting on the world outside Washington for his Wanderland newsletter, you can find him at the rifle range or reading a book about literally almost anything other than politics.

Kevin D. Williamson

Truth or Consequentialism

What exactly are Supreme Court justices asked to do?

Powerball Politics

Too many in Washington want to ignore the price of risk or wrangle with costs and trade-offs.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Has the Wrong Job

She leans into political rhetoric when the law doesn’t take her side.

Eccentricity Isn’t a Political Agenda

On Patrick Deneen and the New Right's lack of intellectual seriousness.

When Public Opinion Is Irrelevant

The Supreme Court is in the law business, not the justice business.

Charismatic Machines

Why isn’t this the golden age of assassinations?

The End of Bunga Bunga

Americans compare Silvio Berlusconi to the wrong U.S. president.

Corruption and Scandal, Texas-Size

Can anything embarrass Republicans in 2023?

The (Possible) Commercial-Mortgage Meltdown

Don’t assume that anything is foolproof until you’ve met the fool.

They Meant Well, Mostly

‘Peak oil’ and other follies.