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The roots of Egypt’s violence

In this July interview, Shadi Hamid saw very clearly that Egypt was going to take a turn towards violence, and he explained exactly why.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 15, 2013

Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France

There is a simple reason health care in the United States costs more than it does anywhere else: The prices are higher.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 15, 2013

Romney’s budget would require a 40% cut to everything but Medicare, Social Security, and defense

To get federal spending under 20 percent of GDP while holding defense spending at 4 percent of GDP, “all other programs — including Medicaid, veterans’ benefits, education, environmental protection, transportation, and SSI — would have to be cut by an average of 40 percent in 2016 and 57 percent in 2022.”

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 30, 2012