Jason Willick

Opinion columnist

Education: Stanford University, BA

Jason Willick writes a regular Washington Post column on legal issues, political ideas and foreign affairs. Before coming to The Post in 2022, he was an editorial writer and assistant editorial features editor for the Wall Street Journal, and before that a staff writer and associate editor at the American Interest.
Latest from Jason Willick

Why the Supreme Court ought to punt on Trump’s eligibility

In the long run, avoiding a definitive ruling in the Colorado 14th Amendment “insurrection” case might be best for the court and the country.

January 21, 2024

On immigration, Democrats are the ones driving polarization

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Republicans have basically remained where they were on immigration for the past decade or so. The movement was on the left.

January 14, 2024

Why a Taiwan election upset could be a U.S. blessing

The Kuomintang Party has sought greater accommodation with China. A victory could buy time for the U.S. to bolster its ability to deter an invasion.

January 5, 2024

The Jan. 6 legal hurricane hits the Supreme Court

The court must adhere to the principle of due process of law in order to minimize the Trump storm’s damage to the court’s legitimacy.

December 21, 2023

Politics are now clearly shaping Jack Smith’s Trump prosecution

Requesting that the Supreme Court quickly resolve the former president’s immunity reveals nothing so much as an urge to get him convicted before November 2024.

December 12, 2023

College presidents reveal three surprise truths about free speech and antisemitism

The controversial testimony of three elite university presidents should mark a turning point in the culture wars over higher education.

December 7, 2023

What Chuck Schumer gets wrong about antisemitism on the left

The Senate majority leader deserves praise for focusing on his own side’s failings, but he still played the “oppressor/oppressed” game of identity politics.

December 1, 2023

Benjamin Netanyahu, moderate

The cleavage between the prime minister and Israel’s hard right underscores an overlooked pattern of his moderation since the Oct. 7 terror attack.

November 22, 2023

We can’t ignore the truth that Hamas uses human shields

This tactic poses agonizing moral dilemmas for anyone concerned about protecting civilian lives. But Hamas makes no bones about how it fights Israel.

November 14, 2023

Ukraine’s supporters need to rethink their theory of victory

Congressional Republicans are demanding a strategy for Ukraine from Biden. With the counteroffensive stalemated, it’s time we found a better one.

November 5, 2023