Blog Posts - Ezra Klein

Where we go from here

We’ve endured the Democratic and Republican parties’ conventions, which spit out the nominees for president that we’ve been expecting for many many weeks.  What are we faced with, looking at the 100 days left before the general e...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Jul 31, 2016

Authoritarianism in America - Are We Laughing As It Rises?

With this post I am using what modest reach I have to echo the empirical evidence discussed in +Ezra Klein's article The best predictor of Trump support isn't income, education, or age. It's authoritarianism. Updated by Matthew MacWill...
by Henry Sullivan on May 25, 2016

The state of the political system

Almost time for the president’s State of the Union address—oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy! Not really.  I’m feeling that I should watch/listen to the speech just because I like to think that I’m a good citizen, but … Continue reading...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Jan 20, 2015


What happened in Paris this morning?  Well, for starters, it’s not about cartoons: …this isn’t about Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons, any more than a rape is about what the victim is wearing, or a murder is about where the victim was &#...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Jan 7, 2015

Quote du jour

"Washington is a cesspool of faux-experts who do bad research." -Ezra Klein...
by Proof Positive on Oct 24, 2014

You don’t give Mrs. O’Leary a forum to bad-mouth the firefighters, or let Capt. Hazelwood criticize how they clean up the oil spill

So extreme that they even scare Al Qaeda?  OK, you’ve got my attention. What the hell is The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and how is it able to take over major Iraqi cities apart from the luck of … Continue reading →...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Jun 18, 2014

Ezra Klein at The Washington Post Gives Lame Global Warming Analogy

@ezraklein @washingtonpost and saying its hot out doesnt mean its global warming either — Rudy McILvaine (@rudymcilvai) January 7, 2014 For the truth on whether or not climate change is causing the cold snap, see this post at Watt’s Up Wi...
by Fire Jim Moran on Jan 7, 2014

Republicans Have Normalized Madness

Republicans have a ridiculous ad out asking why it is that President Obama is willing to negotiate with Russia’s President Putin but not with Congress (aka: Tea Party Republicans). Ezra Klein points out the obvious. Imagine that Putin stepped f...
by Mario Piperni dot Com on Sep 30, 2013

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