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Jason Willick
Jason writes about domestic politics, policy and social issues for TAI. You can follow him on Twitter @jawillick.
American Balkanization
California’s Soft Secession

The Golden States’s self-righteous “travel ban” sets a dangerous and destructive precedent.

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This Criticism of GOP Health Reform Is Revealing

The Democratic line of attack against the law is powerful—but it also highlights Obamacare’s underperformance.

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Are Democrats Waking Up to Russia Insanity?

After Georgia, it’s good to see a prominent member of the Democratic Party waking up to just how much they have been hurting themselves by fixating on the Russia collusion issue.

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What Violence Means

The rising tide of political violence is deeply worrisome, not only because of the innocent people harmed but because of what it says about the health of our institutions.

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The Placebo Politics of Paris

Trump’s decision today doesn’t make the U.S. better off, but it probably doesn’t make us much worse off, either.

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How Trump Affected Political Correctness

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

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Why Hasn’t Trump Condemned Erdogan’s Provocation?

The President fashions himself a Jacksonian. Will he allow the Turkish attack on American citizens to go unanswered?

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WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Robert Mueller testifies at a Senate Judiciary Hearing focusing on the attempted bombing incident on Northwest Flight 253 January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. The committee’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of anti-terrorism tools and inter-agency communication in an attempt to increase airline safety after the attempted Christmas bombing of the flight. (Photo by Ann Heisenfelt/Getty Images)
After Mueller, Trump Critics Worry: Maybe There’s No Scandal

Trump’s most dogged critics are anxious that Mueller won’t uncover enough damaging material to bring down the President.

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Democrats Push Left as Midterm Campaigns Approach

If you thought that Donald Trump’s victory would impel the Democrats to pivot even modestly toward the center, think again.

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Liberals Won the Culture Wars. What Comes Next?

Liberals are continuing to get the better of conservatives on a range of long-running moral debates, according to a new Gallup survey.

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Infrastructure

Shale needs more pipes.

Europe's War on the Internet

€2.4B seems like a lot. But it’s chump change compared to what Brussels forfeits by playing at protectionism rather than tech development.

Red Line Redux

Maybe, just maybe, enforcing specific norms against wanton barbarity with threats and demonstrations of violence can work well.

Big Brother Is Watching

China is developing new ways to expand its authoritarian reach, with the pervasive use of facial-recognition technology to track and change its citizens’ behavior.

U.S.-Indian Relations

The U.S.-India summit presented a series of red flags to Pakistan and China.

South Korean Politics

South Korea’s new liberal president is feeling the heat from organized labor, as the blue model cracks up in the country.

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