Ezra Klein

Female Trouble

What Happened<p>by Hillary Rodham Clinton<p>Simon and Schuster, 494 pp., $30.00<p>The title of Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her unsuccessful campaign for the …

Books

This resolution would force senators to work through a shutdown or be arrested

Members of Congress don’t fear shutdowns. This idea would help change that.<p>Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat known both for his bipartisan bent and for his growing anger toward the dysfunctional institution in which he serves, wants to make sure that if the government shuts down, the people …

Politics

What the Shutdown Really Tells Us About Modern Democrats

Democrats, it seems, are about to precipitate a government shutdown. They can do this, because, despite their own best efforts, in the United States, …

Conservative View

Trump Is Not a Dictator

But maybe he's the prequel to one.<p><i>This article is part of a weeklong series looking back at the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.</i><p>Americans have worried about a tyrant taking over their country since before it even existed. Some of the framers of the Constitution imagined that a strong …

Donald Trump

WTF MSM!? The ‘so-called’ March for Life

<b>Disdain …</b><p><b>“So-called” …</b> Today, in Washington, D.C., pro-life activists will gather for the annual March for Life. Since 1974, activists from around …

Conservative View

Netflix Gets Political With Two New Documentary Series

Netflix hasn’t been shy about featuring documentaries advocating for a certain point of view in the past. But two new series pickups will see the streaming service delve right into the heart of American politics, with a documentary series about Flint, MI’s water crisis and Ezra Klein explaining the …

TV

Donald Trump’s fitness for office isn’t a medical question

A medical diagnosis will never solve the problem of Donald Trump’s presidency.<p>On Tuesday, Donald Trump’s physician told the world the president is of sound mind and fit for the job.<p>“My personal experience is that he has absolutely no cognitive or mental issues whatsoever,” Dr. Ronny Jackson, who …

Politics

What Healthcare.gov has to do with the Hawaii false alarm — and what to do about it

By now, you’ve heard of the Hawaii False Alarm, and about the blowback and blame as people try to sort out how this could have happened. In …

Political Science

The Morning News: Washington's Eagle-Hunting Teens, Trump’s “Jaws” Trauma

Find out if the government shuts down tomorrow while you're at the Womxn's March 2.0. by Nathalie GrahamHi Donny Elizabeth Hoffman<b>It’s hard to</b> …

Seattle

Netflix Grows Docuseries Lineup With 'Flint Town,' Ezra Klein-Produced Explainer Show (Exclusive)

Anonymous Content-produced 'Flint Town' will take a look at the water crisis in the Michigan community, while the untitled series from Vox …

Political Science

Dr. King’s Long Assassination

Photo by Ron Cogswell | CC BY 2.0As the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s violent death (on April 4, 1968) grows closer, you can expect to …

Liberal View

How Vox uses Facebook Groups to build community

By Joseph Lichterman<p>Posted January 18, 2018<p>In Solution Set<p>0<p>By now you’ve heard the news: Facebook is changing the News Feed algorithm to de-emphasize …

Facebook

Millions of Americans added to the ranks of the uninsured

One of the core goals of the Affordable Care Act was to bring health care coverage to uninsured Americans, and on this metric, “Obamacare” has been …

Health Care

Is All This Talk of Racism Bad for Democrats?

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday.</i><p>“I want them to talk about racism every day,” Steve Bannon said last summer. “If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the …

Opinion

The Health 202: Mental-health professionals can't agree on evaluating Trump's psyche

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

U.S. Politics

Forget birthers. We need a 'worther' movement to demand Trump's tax returns

Instead of mocking Trump, let’s beat him at his own distraction con. Don't get hijacked. Enlist a VIP and push him until he produces the documents.<p>Donald Trump has a singular power to hijack minds — a gift the left needs to counter and, perhaps, adopt for its own ends.<p>Trump's career as a …

Donald Trump

Dallas Mavericks: Mark Cuban: 'It's great' that Oprah might run for president in 2020 | SportsDay

Mark Cuban: 'It's great' that Oprah might run for president in 2020<p>This Story is About...<p>The rumors that Oprah Winfrey might run for president in …

Mark Cuban

Donald Trump Likely Being Blackmailed By Russia Over Compromising Hotel Video, Bombshell Testimony Reveals

Donald Trump is likely being blackmailed by Russia after being recorded on compromising video secretly taken in a luxury hotel, newly released …

Donald Trump

The White House tried to omit Trump’s DACA concession, and was called out for it

The White House tried to blame the omission on a transcription error<p>President Donald Trump's 55-minute televised meeting on immigration with bipartisan lawmakers on Tuesday gave the public a raw look into the president's negotiating tactics and understanding of public policy. Too much so, however, …

U.S. Politics

Beyond the gossip, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury reveals a president in crisis

Donald Trump’s staff knew he shouldn’t be president. Now they have to deal with the fact that he is.<p>As the old saying goes, every cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and ends as a racket. Donald Trump’s political career has proceeded in reverse. It began as a racket, became a business, …

Politics

10 funny Twitter jokes in response to Steve Bannon stepping down at Breitbart

Late on Tuesday afternoon, news broke that Steve Bannon will step down from his position at Breitbart News. Bannon, who had rejoined Breitbart in …

Steve Bannon

Pod Save America: 'it boys' of podcasting take their brand of lefty politics global

Their show reaches 1.5 million Americans and has been dubbed the left’s answer to conservative talk radio. Ahead of a blockbuster European tour, the former Obama staffers talk about becoming a voice of the resistance<p>It has been called the new Daily Show, “cooler than cool”, and “the left’s answer …

Politics

Donald Trump’s phony war with the press, explained

A genuine — but mutually beneficial — antagonism.<p>Next week, President Trump is poised to take his ongoing battles with mainstream political journalism to a new level by handing out what he’s calling the “Fake News Awards,” bestowed on “the most corrupt and biased” reporters and outlets around.<p>The …

Politics

‘We’re not doctors’: The perils for journalists in assessing Trump’s mental health

When President Trump bizarrely declared himself a “very stable genius” on Twitter last weekend, he opened a door for journalists who cover him.<p>Whether they should rush through it, arms waving and warning about the dangers of a mad ruler, remains a question.<p>There’s a fine line between taking up — in …

Lifestyle

Trump Says Stephen Miller 'Destroyed' Jake Tapper, Media Disagrees

Trump supporters and critics alike were glued to the White House adviser’s bizarre confrontation with CNN host<p>White House adviser Stephen Miller’s …

Donald Trump

Oprah for president in 2020: Will she or won't she?

It sounds so simple: If Donald Trump can win the presidency, why couldn’t Oprah Winfrey?<p>A day after her rousing speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes, speculation about Winfrey’s potential White House aspirations sparked some instant handicapping among Washington insiders.<p>Winfrey, 63, is younger than …

Politics

Why the Democrats Won’t Nominate Oprah for President

Oprah Winfrey’s electrifying speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, on the occasion of receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime …

Liberal View

Calling Trump Mentally Ill Won’t Solve Anything

With new reports about the erratic behavior of our president and the sheer dysfunction at the heart of power dominating headlines over the past week, …

Donald Trump

Why Twitter won't block Trump despite his nuclear threats

Twitter is facing renewed calls to take action against President Trump's account after he used it to threaten nuclear war.<p>On Tuesday night, Trump used Twitter (TWTR) to taunt North Korea about the nuclear capabilities of the U.S. in response to recent comments from its leader Kim Jong Un.<p>"North …

North Korea

2 Myths That Get in the Way of a Regular Meditation Practice

In an era of fake news, nobody lies more to us than our own minds.<p>How else can we explain the common ideas that our lives were better in the good old …

Arianna Huffington