Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein is the editor-in-chief of Vox.com

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:00pm
America Will Fail on Climate Change
I touched on this in my conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, but I'm a climate pessimist. I don't believe the United States — or the world — will do nearly enough, nearly fast enough, to hold the rise in temperatures to safe levels. I think we're fucked. Or, at the least, I think our grandchildren...
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Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 2:53pm
It’s Not a Fiscal Cliff, It’s an Austerity Crisis
Washington is not known for the stunning clarity with which it frames and addresses tough issues. But has there ever been a debate so mired in confusion as the one around the so-called fiscal cliff?
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:28am
Who Are the 99 Percent?
“I did everything I was supposed to and I have nothing to show for it.”
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 9:00am
Cutting Medicaid Means Cutting Care for the Poor, Sick and Elderly
The part of Paul Ryan’s budget that’s going to get the most attention is his proposal to privatize and voucherize Medicare. But the part that worries me the most is his effort to slash Medicaid, with no real theory as to how to make up the cuts.
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Monday, March 2, 2009 - 10:54am
Foodie Politics: Alice Waters Goes to Washington
For one night in D.C., politicians garnered less interest than pastry chefs. "That's Daniel Boulud!" squealed one gourmand standing 4 feet from a lonesome-looking Carl Bernstein. Nearby, CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin listened to a lecture on farm subsidies. An older man interrupted to ask Toobin his professional opinion: Wouldn't Alice Waters make a great Cabinet secretary? Elsewhere, nervous politicos huddled as they discussed how best to approach Top Chef host Tom Colicchio. Finally, one walked up and questioned his judging decision from the previous week's episode.
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Friday, July 27, 2007 - 2:33pm
Spring Training for Universal Health Care
The Bush administration is equating health care for children with public health care. This is good news for Democrats, for whom this is a winning issue and an excellent warm-up for a future fight over health care for all.
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Friday, July 13, 2007 - 3:51pm
The Mainstream Media's Michael Moore Inferiority Complex
In a world full of political provocateurs and public hotheads, why is it that only Michael Moore triggers the media's all-too-absent obsession with factual accuracy? Because he scares them.
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Sunday, April 8, 2007 - 4:12pm
This Time, We Want Healthcare Reform
On March 24, every major Democratic presidential candidate - and a handful of minor ones - gathered in Las Vegas to spend a long afternoon getting grilled on the precise details of their healthcare plans. The candidates were enthusiastic, confident and expansive. The mood was not friendly to half-measures and timid triangulations; the disagreements were not over how many Americans to cover but how quickly we would cover them all.
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