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Higher taxes shouldn’t be the Democratic Party’s top priority

Sorry, Democrats, but you've lost on taxes. Time to move on.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 17, 2013
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Why Obamacare is good for young people

No one is young, healthy and rich forever.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 19, 2013
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Everything you know about immigration is wrong

We’ve wasted a whole lot of money on immigration policy and are about to waste a whole lot more.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 10, 2013
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Do you trust Larry Summers or Janet Yellen to police Wall Street?

The head of the Fed is the most powerful regulator -- and that's behind much of the Summers/Yellen fight.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 2, 2013
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Can three technologists, $40 million, and Obamacare change health insurance forever?

Meet Oscar, Silicon Valley's answer to traditional health insurance.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 26, 2013
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The subtle, sexist whispering campaign against Janet Yellen

There's a sexist undercurrent to the commentary on Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 19, 2013
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Is Obama’s biggest problem … Obama?

So long as Republicans have a say in Congress, Obama's biggest impediment to passing his agenda might be...himself.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 12, 2013
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Did you know John Roberts is also chief justice of the NSA’s surveillance state?

The only real oversight over the surveillance state are the 11 FISA judges who oversee it. And every one of those judges is appointed by John Roberts.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 5, 2013
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Washington has missed the real inequality story

It's not just about taxes and spending, or even just about the economy.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 21, 2013
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How Republicans stopped worrying and learned to love big government

You can't say your skeptical of government then also say government can predict the future, secure the border, and scan everyone's phone calls.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 21, 2013
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The people have taken over American politics, and they hate it

The more Americans participate in their political system, the angrier and more disillusioned they become.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 6, 2013
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Now is the time to be an infrastructure hawk, not a deficit hawk

Quoth Larry Summers: "just as you burden future generations when you accumulate debt, you also burden future generations when you defer maintenance."

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 5, 2013
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The shocking truth about Obamacare’s rate shock

Some say Obamacare is cheap in California. Others say it's raising premiums by 146 percent. Who's right?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 1, 2013
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Scandals usually lead to reform. Maybe not this time.

Unfortunately, for those who would like to see these policy problems being the IRS and DoJ scandals solved, the wrong party is angry about them and the wrong party is complacent.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 24, 2013
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Is the future of American health care in Oregon?

You’ve heard the air conditioner story, right?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 20, 2013
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Keynes was, incredibly, right about the future. He was wrong about how we’d be spending it.

In 1930, he wrote a slim tract titled “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren.” What he got wrong is interesting. What he got right is remarkable.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 10, 2013
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Big money corrupts Washington. Small donors polarize it.

"When I send out a fundraising e-mail talking about how bad Republicans are, I raise three times as much as when I send out an e-mail talking about how good I am."

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 10, 2013
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How Van Halen explains Obamacare, salmon regulation and scientific grants

If it's too dumb to believe, you probably shouldn't believe it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 2, 2013
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Obama’s second term is upending what we think we know about Washington

The Obama administration is running one of the most consequential political experiments in history. The early results will unnerve many who think they know how Washington works.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 19, 2013
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‘Mad Men’ should make you feel better about politics today

Thinking about 60s is a great way to understand what polarization means -- and doesn't mean -- today.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 17, 2013
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