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Ezra Klein
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Ezra Klein 12m
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Ezra Klein 33m
I would definitely watch this.
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Adam Cifu 8h
A fact that should not have taken years in practice to realize: most people in poor health did nothing to deserve it and pretty much anyone that enjoys good health should consider themselves fortunate rather than deserving.
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Ezra Klein 44m
Back-to-back to townhalls are more revealing and more substantive than debates, and also more relevant to seeing how candidates actually campaign.
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The Warren/Bernie answers on free college are really revealing. Elizabeth Warren gives policy answers to policy questions. Bernie Sanders gives moral answers to policy questions.
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Bernie Sanders is very good at not answering questions he doesn't want to answer, like this one on socialism failing elsewhere. Perhaps smart politics, but the back-to-back difference with Warren, who really goes deep on the questions she gets asked, is noticeable.
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Ezra Klein 1h
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Which is all to say is Sanders' secret weapon.
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Politicians often stumble on this "where have you changed your mind?" question. Sanders saying he agrees with criticisms that he didn't pay enough attention to foreign policy, and he's doing so now, is a smart answer that lets him talk about a growing area of strength for him.
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I wish Cuomo would ask Sanders' follow-ups on his policy ideas and not just on the optics of being a millionaire. The press is a lot more comfortable talking politics than policy, and it's a continuous problem.
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Ezra Klein 2h
"I suspect in a few years my salary will go back to $173,000, which is what a member of Congress gets," says Bernie Sanders. That's not a very optimistic take on his campaign's chances!
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Understanding how to manage and manipulate the regulatory state is important for the president, and gets even more so if you don't have a governing majority in Congress. It's one of those things where if this actually was a job interview, it'd set her way apart from the field.
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Warren is also the only Democratic contender who has set up a regulatory agency from scratch. And she's been unusually focused on regulatory change (and spotlighting regulatory abuse) as a senator.
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That monopolies answer by Warren in her CNN townhall was killer. A master class is how to clearly explain a complex policy that’s without collapsing into jargon. The idea that Warren isn’t a charismatic speaker is insane. This is the stuff people gushed over Bill Clinton for.
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Matthew Yglesias 7h
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Socialism = Praising the Danish welfare state. Social Democracy = Praising Denmark’s tripartite sectoral bargaining labor relations. Neoliberalism = Praising Denmark’s emphasis on efficient bureaucratic administration given the above.
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Rob Blackwell 5h
We shouldn't have a vaccine for polio because it's unfair to the people who already got polio.
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Ezra Klein 5h
Not just that, but people forget the period when she was the most popular politician in America and there was speculation that Obama would replace Biden with Clinton because it was his best shot to win in 2012.
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Sarah Kliff 8h
I tried to figure out what Joe Biden thinks about Medicare for All. I…was unsuccessful.
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Ezra Klein 5h
Things were worse for people in the past so it would be unfair to make them better for people in the future is not an argument that makes sense if you think about it for more than a second.
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Ella Nilsen 13h
More on Warren's new higher ed plan: - canceling up to $50,000 in student loan debt for an estimated 42 million Americans - free college for two- and four-year public universities - $50 billion invested into a fund for HBCU's
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Jonathan Cohn 16h
Medicare for All means reducing payments to the entire health care industry — not just insurers and drug makers, but hospitals too. Here’s what that would mean.
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