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Jason Willick
Associate Editor / Staff Writer covering domestic politics, policy and social issues. Twitter: @jawillick.
on the edge
Terror in Charlottesville and American Decline

Great countries can fall apart. I don’t know what that would look like for America. And I don’t know how to stop it.

the google affair
When Identity Politics Turns a Profit

A Columbia historian’s new book gives insight into the crisis at Google.

politics and power
The Democrats’ Distorted Coalition

Democratic elites are partly responsible for their party’s geographic handicap.

Lessons from History
When Immigration and Affirmative Action Collide

Mass immigration and widespread affirmative action are deeply in tension, and ultimately set to destroy one another.

Economic Growth & Political Chaos
Trump’s Uneasy Equilibrium

Trump isn’t menacing enough to undermine the economy, and economic indicators are just strong enough for Trump to hold on.

Chaos and Collusion
Were the Russians Playing Both Sides?

Was the goal sanctions relief? Installing Trump? Just sowing chaos in our system? Or maybe all of the above?

1990s Redux
The O.J. Trial Was a Preview of America Under Trump

The result came down to ethnocultural identification among the decision-makers more than lawyerly arguments and fact-checks.

court and country
Russia Scandal Looks Different Outside of Washington

The Russia scandal is dominating Washington politics and media. Ordinary voters see things differently.

beyond the ivory tower
The Wages of the Campus Revolts

Republicans’ views of higher education have plummeted over the past few years.

stress test
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What Would a Recession Look Like?

A recession today would be like an earthquake rocking a political edifice that is already showing cracks.

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Hugging the News Cycle
German Election Watch

With her opponents already on the back foot, Merkel takes aim at the former SDP leader’s Russian business ties.

Poisoning the Well

Turkey’s President Erdogan has declared that all three of Germany’s largest parties are the enemies of Turks.

How do you solve a problem like Korea?

As Chinese businessmen protest the latest sanctions, will China’s cooperation on North Korea last?


If you game it out, it’s not certain he will be able to pull it off.

Fracking Abroad

The UK could use that shale gas, but geology and public opinion remain major hurdles.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As the Sikkim border standoff festers, Sino-Indian tensions are flaring up in Kashmir.

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