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By Ezra Klein,

Recap: The Gang of 64 sent a very odd letter to President Obama; an explanation of what the health-care reform waivers are all about; and why the bully pulpit often makes it harder, rather than easier, to pass legislation.


1) “When it comes to social criticism, no one, it seems, has an exit strategy.”

2) The Urban Institute doesn’t buy GOP claims that health-care reform is big a job-killer nor Democratic claims that it’s a big job creator.

3) Cutting funding for immunization against whooping cough is almost the definition of how to lose the future.

4) Same goes, i think, for cutting food stamps while we preserve farm subsidies.

Recipe of the day: Salted-caramel cheesecake.

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