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Columnist, @NYTOpinion Author, "Why We're Polarized" Host of "The Ezra Klein Show" podcast

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Ezra Klein
24 days ago
I managed to miss most of the horrible Paternity Leave Discourse because, well, I'm on paternity leave until January. But: Parental leave should be universal, and it should be universally taken. And not just so men can be helpmates to their wives, who're doing the Real Work.
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Jonathan Haidt
22 hours ago
Really interesting study on Reddit users and polarization. Main finding: "we don’t see much evidence for the platform polarizing people. Instead, new people polarized the platform in 2016."
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Ashton Anderson
a day ago
Thrilled to share our paper, out today in @nature, which proposes a new paradigm for the analysis of online platforms and applies it to study political polarization over the complete history of Reddit w/ @isaacwaller Paper: 🧵1/n
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Kari Paul
16 hours ago
Others have tweeted this but I am truly fascinated by Elizabeth Holmes's handwritten schedules that have been entered into evidence
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Ezra Klein
16 hours ago
The asymmetry where Republicans weren't bound by the filibuster in building this Supreme Court but Democrats are bound by it in legislatively responding to its rulings will prove devastating if Democrats don't change it.
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Ezra Klein
16 hours ago
McConnell ended the filibuster on Supreme Court nominations in order to build the majority that looks likely to overturn Roe. If Roe is overturned, and Democrats keep Congress, will they end the filibuster so they can enshrine Roe's protections in legislation? If not, why not?
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Andrew Prokop
17 hours ago
Since the Roe v. Wade decision 48 years ago, 10 SCOTUS seats have opened up while Rs were president, and 5 while Ds were. 11 seats were actually filled by R presidents and 4 by D presidents because... you know. Still, took a while for (apparent) anti-Roe majority to take shape
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Ezra Klein
17 hours ago
So George Saunders is starting a Substack where you can basically take a class in writing and storytelling with him. What a cool experiment.
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Zachary D. Carter
18 hours ago
He's right, it's really stupid. Just manufacture a ton of tests and mail them out, and then keep manufacturing them and mailing them out.
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Bill Kristol
19 hours ago
2. So a cashier who wants to be sure some unvaxxed shopper in the supermarket where she works hasn't infected her (and wants to be sure her kids are fine) is supposed to spend a hundred of dollars a week on antigen tests and then...send the receipts to her friendly insurer?
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Ezra Klein
18 hours ago
One weak point of the paper, in my view, is it doesn't grapple with *why* the US clings to an electoral system that we know exacerbates political and ethnic conflict. Multiethnic, truly representative democracy is not a shared goal, and our electoral system reflects that...
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Ezra Klein
18 hours ago
It always bugs me when people pretend a two party system only represents two views. The parties are full of factions and disagreements. Drutman puts it more clearly: The difference is in how and when factions form into coalitions.
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Ezra Klein
18 hours ago
I need to mull over this @leedrutman paper, but this is a very clear and important sentence: "In a majoritarian system, parties form coalitions before the elections, while in proportional systems, parties form coalitions after the elections."
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Ezra Klein
18 hours ago
"We have built a global system of health that doesn’t operate on the sacred logic that all people are worth saving. We have built a system that operates on market logic — that if you can pay and live in the right region, you are worthy of saving."
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Ezra Klein
18 hours ago
This is a good @ATabarrok post on why you should take the new pollution evidence seriously, and more broadly than that, how to think about when to trust striking scientific findings. "Trust literatures, not papers."
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Ezra Klein
a day ago
Though now that you’ve all heard Roge Karma, do I even need to come back? Will anyone even notice if I do?
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Ezra Klein
a day ago
So cool to see the EK Show at ⁦@nytopinion⁩ was on Apple’s 10 most popular new podcasts of the year. I’ve been so grateful to have this time off for paternity leave, but I can’t wait to get back to the show, and the best team there is, in January.
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Ezra Klein
a day ago
This picks up songs I put on repeat while writing, rather than what I’d probably list as my favorite songs. But these are all good, and Till Dig is particularly beautiful.
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