Ezra Klein explains that Donald Trump is beloved by the Republican base because he is one of them on vox.com. It’s become a joke on politics Twitter that Trump’s pivot is always around the corner, that the media can’t stop announcing that this is the moment Trump finally became president. But there will be no [...]
Yesterday saw an interesting parallel in the realm of health care politics, as at the same time that Hillary Clinton was giving an interview with Ezra Klein where she explained why she thought that single payer, and especially Bernie Sanders’ version of single payer, wouldn’t work, sixteen Democratic Senators endorsed said bill. Hillary Clinton doesn’t […]
Over at Vox, Ezra Klein has an interview with Hillary Clinton about the 2016 election. Here’s his nickel summary: Clinton is not a radical or a revolutionary, a disruptor or a socialist, and she’s proud of that fact. She’s a pragmatist who believes in working within the system, in promising roughly what you believe you […]
Ezra Klein: “What Happened has been sold as Clinton’s apologia for her 2016 campaign, and it is that. But it’s more remarkable for Clinton’s extended defense of a political style that has become unfashionable in both the Republican and Democratic [...]
In a new sign of lingering tensions from the 2016 Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton dismissed Sen. Bernie Sanders' call for a single-payer healthcare system in an interview with Vox published Wednesday. Vox's Ezra Klein asked Clinton,...Show More Summary
Four Links for 2007-08-03 : "John Holbo... 'what... could Netflix ask customers, such that genuinely interesting (and predictive) data would potentially result?' Jon Chait on Rudy Giuliani's anti-health plan Ezra Klein on Rudy Giuliani...Show More Summary
Vox's Ezra Klein breaks down the latest developments in the Special Counsel.
Ezra Klein, Vo: There are few traits Donald Trump claims to value the way he values loyalty. In a remarkable passage in The Art of the Deal, Trump praises his mentor Roy Cohn for placing loyalty above all else -- even integrity... For Trump, though, loyalty is a one-way street. Show More Summary
Ezra Klein notes this morning that President Trump has turned on some of the people who were among his earliest and staunchest supporters: Attorney General Sessions was one of Trump’s earliest, staunchest supporters. On the night Trump won the election, he singled out Sessions for special praise. He thanked Sessions for being “the first man, […]
Worth Hoisting and Highlighting: Paul Krugman is wise; Ezra Klein points out that those who claim having health insurance is not important (a) have health insurance, and (b) are not telling the truth; Robert Samuelson of the execrable...Show More Summary
Ezra Klein details the cynicism and dishonesty revealed by the Republican health care debate on vox.com. The health care debate has revealed a political system unmoored and in crisis. Part of it is the recklessness of the legislation under consideration. Putting all policy arguments aside, no one — including congressional Republicans — believes these bills to [...]Show More Summary
EZRA KLEIN: Trump can’t make a health care deal because he doesn’t understand health care. As Andrew Breitbart pointed out years ago, liberals portray conservatives as either evil or dumb. I see we’ve moved on to dumb.
Ezra Klein: “The core problem is Trump has no idea what he’s talking about on health care and never bothered to learn. ‘Nobody knew health care could be so complicated,’ he famously, and absurdly, said. His inability to navigate its [...]
HOT AIR’S JOHN SEXTON IS REMEMBERING THE JOURNOLIST IN 2008 AND THE “PROGRESSIVE” MEDIA’S BAG OF TRICKS: For those who don’t remember it, Journolist was just a listserv created by Ezra Klein. The list was invitation only and was mostly made up of progressive journalists. In theory, the list was a kind of digital water […]
Ezra Klein, editor of Vox, joined Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the latest "changes" to Trumpcare/AHCA and what it really means to the average person. Although many of the changes appear broad, the way they break down into pools is critical...Show More Summary
Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must- and Should-Reads: Ezra Klein (2015): "I have sat down a couple of times to write up what's worked and what's failed at Vox... Austin Frakt: Don’t Assume That Private Insurance Is Better Than Medicaid: "The RAND study... Show More Summary
Lawrence O'Donnell weighs in on Trump's sit-back-and-wait approach to passing major health care legislation. And Ezra Klein explains why he thinks the newest...
Ezra Klein summarizes the revised GOP health care bill: “This is a very bad idea for anyone who is sick, has been sick, or is likely to get sick.”
Ezra Klein: “The best defense of Trump’s associates, at this point, is they were too dumb to know what they’re doing — a defense that doesn’t work when it includes experienced international operators like campaign manager Paul Manafort and ex-Defense [...]
Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Ezra Klein about the "catastrophic" CBO report – which estimates 22 million people would lose health care coverage – and GOP Rep....