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May 20, 2013 10:53 AM Oregon's Radical Health Overhaul Blazes New Trail

Talk to people in Oregon about health care for long and eventually you will be asked something like this: “You’ve heard the air conditioner story, right?” In this case, it’s John McConnell, a health economist at Oregon Health and Science...

By Ezra Klein

August 09, 2012 2:17 PM Stoned Soul Tea Party

Have you ever wondered what a hard-core, Bible-thumping, Tenth Amendment Tea Partisan would produce as legislation if he got really, really stoned first? Actually, neither had I. But then I found out by reading the text of Oregon’s proposed Measure...

By Mark Kleiman

October 20, 2011 11:00 AM Ron Wyden, Senator From Planet Where Congress Works

There’s a joke that Senator Ron Wyden’s staff members pass around the office. When they’re tired and overworked by their Energizer Bunny of a boss, it’s delivered with a sarcastic bite. When they’ve had their full eight hours of sleep,...

By Ezra Klein

September 25, 2011 7:51 PM New Solutions to the Budget Crisis?

Courtesy of official Monkey Cage Cartoonist Ted McCagg [Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]...

By Joshua Tucker