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Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
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Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
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Postby Hal Jordan » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:27 pm

Oh okay.
well that was intense
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Postby Hal Jordan » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:28 pm

Still wanna voice my distaste for volokh.
well that was intense
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Postby fester » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:30 pm

maybe steve kornacki can take over and turn it into a stupid game show
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Postby powderfinger » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:33 pm

Hal Jordan wrote:Still wanna voice my distaste for volokh.


I have a weird relationship with that blog. There's a lot of craziness, but it's also frequently interesting and you have no choice but to take it seriously because of how thoroughly right-wingers have infiltrated the legal system during the last 40 years.
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Postby frito pie country » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:47 pm

Ezra Klein
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So excited to be working with @mattyglesias again!

oOOHHHOOooooOOoOo
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Postby WAC » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:48 pm

Cryptic!
He said ALOT of shit last night. And most of it WASN'T how he supported a fascist.
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Postby frito pie country » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:58 pm

Matt Yglesias ‏@mattyglesias 7m
Excited to be pursuing some new opportunities in the near future with @MelissaBell, @EzraKlein, & @DylanMatt — more details soon.

Matt Yglesias ‏@mattyglesias 3m
Excited about the next thing, but I’m very sad to be leaving @Slate and its amazingly creative, brilliant, funny, and fun team.
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Postby powderfinger » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:22 pm

Yglesias seems like a dude whose work is strongly influenced by the editorial environment he works in so a dose of Ezra Klein earnestness will probably do him good. A lot of my political views are strongly influenced by his blogging, but he's gone off the rails with the snarky/contrarian/#yuppieproblems Slate mindset.
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Postby adamtrask » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:33 pm

powderfinger wrote:Yglesias seems like a dude whose work is strongly influenced by the editorial environment he works in so a dose of Ezra Klein earnestness will probably do him good. A lot of my political views are strongly influenced by his blogging, but he's gone off the rails with the snarky/contrarian/#yuppieproblems Slate mindset.


I agree. I stopped reading MoneyBox for the most part in the recent months.

That said, he's got some good ideas about housing that I think would legitimately be useful if more people understood the situation, and he's a good, readable conduit for that sort of information dissemination. I mean, I suggested The Rent is Too Damn High to my dad, if that is indicative of the layman level to which Yglesias can appeal.

In fact, Yglesias and Klein are a perfect fit for one another, tonally. Hopefully they live up to the juggernaut force that I think they are capable of being.
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Postby delgriffith » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:05 pm

I have come to strongly dislike Yglesias and so I hope Ezra can fix him or something.
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Postby rex » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:20 pm

Bhaskar Sunkara's gonna HATE this
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Postby WAC » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:17 pm

So Yglesias just followed a bunch of Vox/SB Nation people on Twitter
He said ALOT of shit last night. And most of it WASN'T how he supported a fascist.
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Postby The Dirty Turtle » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:27 pm

they just start a hilarious reality show with nate silver where nate blogs about politics and they create new advanced statistics around tennis
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Postby VHGisdead » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:52 pm

Wonk Blog Nation?
Bought this at the mall I'm gonna wear this at the mall.
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Postby delgriffith » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:58 pm

powderfinger with some Nate Silver like predictions in this thread.
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Postby Durham » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:02 pm

Yglesias sucks butt
everyone sucks butt
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Postby Feech La Manna » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:49 pm

The Dirty Turtle wrote:they just start a hilarious reality show with nate silver where nate blogs about politics and they create new advanced statistics around tennis


30 min. TV-14 The boys get boisterous around a game of Settlers of Catan
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Postby slowen » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:34 pm

the three things i read on a daily basis are wonkblog, moneybox, and kevin drum at mojo. so now i guess that just got easier.
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Postby Feech La Manna » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:43 pm

WE'RE FOUNDING A NEW PUBLICATION AT VOX MEDIA
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Postby genghis sean » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:44 pm

really looking forward to all the new derisive terms that will result from this
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Postby genghis sean » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:10 pm

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but if the question is “Do we intend to do a good job optimizing for and creating highly social content?” the answer is “Hell yeah.” - Ezra Klein

http://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/q ... nt-product

only these dorks could ever make the left look cool by comparsion
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Postby husbands » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:29 pm

no one who cares about public policy is cool

I have a bad feeling about this site
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Postby The Dirty Turtle » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:37 pm

buzzfeed, presented by ezra klein
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Postby WAC » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:00 pm

husbands wrote:no one who cares about public policy is cool


Yeah why would coolness or dorkiness possibly be a concern here
He said ALOT of shit last night. And most of it WASN'T how he supported a fascist.
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Postby genghis sean » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:02 pm

but if the question is “Is coolness or dorkiness possibly a concern here?” the answer is “Hell yeah.”
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Postby WAC » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:57 pm

Hmm, turns out this guy who named his site "Wonkblog" is a bit of a dork.
He said ALOT of shit last night. And most of it WASN'T how he supported a fascist.
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Postby Amblin » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:59 pm

Nate just posted that he hired 15 people for the new 538 and is still looking to hire more

hope Ezra isn't bringing a knife to a gunfight
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Postby powderfinger » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Gotta be cool to run a Vox site

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Postby Feech La Manna » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:03 pm

Amblin wrote:Nate just posted that he hired 15 people for the new 538 and is still looking to hire more

hope Ezra isn't bringing a knife to a gunfight


I laughed but I don't really see there being a competition here. The same dorks (i.e., us) will read both.

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