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September 27, 2013 8:00 AM Ted Cruz Republicans Listen Only to Themselves

The theme of Ted Cruz’s filibuster this week was “Make D.C. Listen.” But Cruz himself doesn’t listen; he talks. And talks. And talks. It’s no wonder the Texas senator can’t hear what the public is actually saying. A recent CNBC...

By Ezra Klein

September 20, 2013 10:19 AM House Republicans Are Polarized, not Partisan

On Wednesday Ezra Klein posted a really smart take on the GOP’s budget strategy: they face a collective-action problem in that the position that is politically beneficial to most House Republicans as individuals (no budget without Obamacare repeal!) is a politically...

By Gregory Koger

August 27, 2013 10:40 AM What Obama’s Drug Policy Gets Right

After initially accusing President Obama’s outgoing drug policy director Gil Kerlikowske of opposing public health measures in drug policy, Eric Sterling had the class to publically acknowledge Kerlikowske’s health-oriented reforms: [Kerlikowske] recognized the importance of stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS...

By Keith Humphreys

August 23, 2013 10:00 AM When Government Says ‘No’ to Rising Costs

Health care and education pose the same basic threat to the economy: How do you keep costs down for a product that consumers must purchase? Saying “no,” after all, is how consumers typically restrain costs. If Best Buy Co. wants...

By Ezra Klein

July 26, 2013 8:30 AM Will Obamacare Kickstart a Health-Care Revolution?

On Jan. 1, 2014, the federal government will begin subsidizing millions of people’s health insurance purchases through Obamacare. “At that point,” warned Byron York, an influential conservative columnist with the Washington Examiner, “the Republican mantra of total repeal will become...

By Ezra Klein