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Jason Willick
Jason writes about domestic politics, policy and social issues for TAI. You can follow him on Twitter @jawillick.
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Why the House Leans Right

The constitutional system punishes the Democratic Party for building a hyper-concentrated political coalition.

Trump’s Brinksmanship Shows Importance of Electoral College

America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Political Decay
Democratic Norms Are Collapsing

And we all share the blame.

How norms erode
What to Make of Trump’s Debate-Night Threat

The media can’t be an effective referee of democratic norms if it defines them selectively.

The Wild West
How the Golden State Became the Intellectual Capital of Trump’s GOP

California’s late 20th-century political history helps explain its outsized role in the pro-Trump intellectual right.

California Watch
Golden State Rolls Out Private Sector Retirement Plan

With the right oversight, Secure Choice just might turn out to be a limited, responsible program that makes a dignified retirement more attainable for a new generation of workers.

Guns in America
Stop-And-Frisk Hypocrisy on Left and Right

What the reaction to Trump’s stop-and-frisk comments say about the distorted politics of guns and crime in America.

America Today
The One Political Institution Surviving the Trust Implosion

Trust in American political institutions has declined precipitously, with one important exception.

Into The Future
Online Education at the End of History

Francis Fukuyama’s insights from a generation ago shed light on a controversy at UC Berkeley.

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Trust in Media Is Collapsing

Understanding the intensity of liberal attacks on the press this election season.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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