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

How the court’s gun and abortion rulings revealed democracy’s limits

The Supreme Court's liberals and conservatives disagree about specific cases, but they agree that some matters are too important to be resolved by elections.

June 29, 2022

Why the gun deal won’t trigger a conservative revolt

The GOP won’t muster a significant backlash to this bill because it will have a minimal effect on the great mass of legal gun owners and buyers.

June 23, 2022

How the gun talks expose the myth of an obstructionist Senate

Liberal politicians and intellectuals have mounted an impassioned case that the Senate is obstructionist and antidemocratic. They're wrong.

June 17, 2022

The ‘next’ Jan. 6 is happening, and the Supreme Court is the target

This time, the mob is from the left, and the targeted institution is the Supreme Court as it resolves high-profile cases on abortion and guns.

June 9, 2022

Raise the age of majority — and not just for buying guns

Lowering the voting age to 18 had a knock-on effect throughout society, with some deleterious effects. Going back to thinking of adulthood as starting at 21 could provide common ground for raising the age for gun purchases from 18.

June 2, 2022

Why Trump’s 2024 chances are even worse than Georgia suggests

Even without consulting polls or primaries, it’s clear that the internal Republican Party conditions that enabled Trump’s 2016 rise are no longer in place.

May 25, 2022

After Roe, conservative legal tactics will aim for structural reform

Watch for the next target to be the runaway administrative state, not gay marriage or contraception, as some fear.

May 20, 2022

Sorry, Democrats, there is no Supreme Court ‘legitimacy’ crisis

What is legitimacy anyway? A ruling could be unpopular without damaging the court's standing.

May 15, 2022

Overturning Roe would make America more democratic

Life-tenured, unelected federal judges would lose their authority over a contested part of American life, and the menu of policy options for voters to choose from would expand dramatically.

May 6, 2022

How Musk could burst Obama’s ‘disinformation’ bubble

Musk’s promise to reverse Twitter’s trajectory toward stricter moderation repudiates one of the most influential theories of media and society in recent years, sending a shockwave through the institutions erected to promote it.

April 27, 2022