president-obama

Why hasn’t anyone been fired over HealthCare.gov?

President Obama's resistance to actually firing anyone is getting a bit strange.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 13, 2013

The government is the only reason U.S. inequality is so high

Before the government taxes people and/or sends them money, inequality in Sweden is as high as it is in the U.S. Then everything changes.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 5, 2013

Could bombing Syria kill more civilians than it saves?

The answer is clearly yes, and for two reasons.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 31, 2013

In the next four years, we’ll see if Wall Street can be reformed

Obama got Wall Street reform passed in his first term. But his second will determine whether it will make a difference.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jan 21, 2013

Transcript: President Obama 2013 inaugural address

President Obama's inaugural speech, as prepared for delivery.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 21, 2013

Where are the White House’s new voices?

Can it really be the case that after four very difficult years, there is nothing the White House would gain in its second term by bringing in outsiders with fresh experience, different relationships, and a new perspective to the economic team?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 9, 2013

The Romney campaign’s biggest mistake in the election

I want you to look at two photographs, one of the crowd at Mitt Romney's concession speech, and one of the crowd at President Obama's victory rally. They show what happened in this election, and what's going to happen to the GOP in coming elections.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 7, 2012

Obama’s victory speech: Behind the return of the president’s rhetoric

Judging from Twitter, President Obama's rousing victory speech left most everyone with the same question: Where's that guy been during the 2012 campaign?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 7, 2012

Obama’s second term: Change you can really believe in

President Obama's reelection isn't about hope and change. It's about change. And because Obamacare, Wall Street reform, and tax increases are already law, it's about change that you actually can believe in. Change that's pretty much guaranteed.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 7, 2012