After ‘the end of big government liberalism’

The progressive project of building a decent welfare state is giving way to the more technocratic work of financing and managing it. How government is run, more than what exactly it does, seems set to be the main battleground of American politics in coming years.

By Ezra Klein January 18, 2013

Jim DeMint and the death of think tanks

To state the obvious, you don't name Jim DeMint head of your think tank because you're trying to improve the quality of your scholarship. You name DeMint head of your think tank because you're trying to become the leader of the conservative wing of the Republican Party.

By Ezra Klein December 6, 2012