polarization

Wonkbook: The American center is shrinking

Congress doesn't have a monopoly on polarization. America lives and breathes it.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Jun 13, 2014

Nine reasons the filibuster change is a huge deal

As of today, the entire filibuster is effectively dead.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 21, 2013

Is America a bubble?

Markets continues to treat America as if its political system will always get it right. What happens when they're proven wrong?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 13, 2013

The problem with President Obama’s shutdown strategy

Obama is making it harder for the Republicans to back down.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 9, 2013

The 13 reasons Washington is failing

The sooner we recognize that something is wrong with Washington, the sooner we can begin the hard work of fixing it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 7, 2013

Our governing crisis, in one sentence

Greg Sargent boils our "current governing crisis" down to two sentences. I'm going to try to do it in one sentence.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 30, 2013

Is Washington in a ‘post-policy era’?

Is Washington gridlocked because the parties are intellectually exhausted?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 16, 2013

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

Ross Douthat gets Washington right, then very wrong

Gridlock, not "Acela corridor ideology," is what's bedeviling Washington.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 24, 2013

Congress is wildly unpopular. Should anyone actually care?

Here's why you should actually care.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 17, 2013

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

If you pay them money, partisans will tell you the truth

When you ask Democrats and Republicans basic factual questions about politics, they tend to get questions wrong in a way that helps their side. But if they get paid to be right, they don't.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 3, 2013

Here’s why the ‘scandals’ aren’t affecting Obama’s poll numbers

If you've been watching the polls, you might think President Obama was having a good week.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 20, 2013

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

Politics is not here to please you

If the first step towards political recovery is admitting we have a problem, surely the second step is admitting what the problem actually is.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 3, 2013

Larry Summers on why we shouldn’t worry about gridlock

The famed economist and ex-Treasury Secretary isn't overly concerned about gridlock. I am. We talked it out.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 19, 2013

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

‘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

Wonkbook: Obama isn’t leading on immigration, and that’s a good thing

Sometimes, the most effective form of presidential leadership is for the president to let someone else take the lead.

  • Evan Soltas
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  • Apr 17, 2013

How immigration reform is scrambling American politics

On this one issue, both parties -- and, importantly, their allied interest groups -- see the game as positive sum. They believe they can both win.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 31, 2013
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