Ezra Klein (@ezraklein )

Ezra Klein

Bio Founder and editor-at-large, @VoxDotCom
Author, Why Were Polarized
Podcasts, applepodcasts.com/ezraklein

Location DC
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Account created 05-01-2009 04:02:29
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Chorus publishing platform : I talked with masha gessen about the failures of political language, how to fit Trump into history, Hannah Arendt, the different kinds of political lies, whether Biden’s low-key campaign is the right response to Trumpism, and much more. vox.com/2020/7/10/2131…

Twitter Web App : Proof that Twitter is not real life: In real life, I'm the EIC of Vox and the fucking boss. I don't tweet, so folks who don't know or work with me seem to think a variety of other people wield that power.

Twitter Web App : The idea that I would try to get Matt, literally my co-founder and oldest friend in journalism, fired over this letter is risible.

I've asked Matt, and others at Vox, to not subtweet colleagues. My mistake here is this read like a subtweet of him, when it honestly wasn't. twitter.com/Yascha_Mounk/s…

Twitter Web App : Middle-class musicians have been on the endangered species list since Napster, but even big names earn the vast majority of their revenue from live events. This is the way musicians make a living, and the basic infrastructure is on the brink of collapse.

Twitter Web App : A lot of debates that sell themselves as being about free speech are actually about power. And there's *a lot* of power in being able to claim, and hold, the mantle of free speech defender.

Twitter Web App : "The United States is facing an eviction crisis of biblical proportions.”
vox.com/21301823/rent-…

Twitter Web App : Farmers and animal rights activists seldom see eye-to-eye.

But together, they are working against a common enemy: corporate control of the meat industry.

vox.com/future-perfect…

Twitter Web App : It's testament to how cruel our system of industrialized animal agriculture is that activists who believe eating meat is immoral and farmers who raise animals for slaughter could both support the same bill to reform it: vox.com/future-perfect…

Twitter Web App : The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Trump administration's new exemptions to Obamacare's birth control mandate.

As a result, about 70,000 to 126,000 women are expected to lose birth control coverage at work.

nytimes.com/2020/07/08/us/…

Twitter Web App : I think so much of our free speech debate suffers from treating things that are actually on a spectrum as black-and-white issues.

Chorus publishing platform : Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Ro Khanna have a bill that would radically reshape animal agriculture, phasing out the biggest CAFOs by 2040.

I wrote about it, and the odd-bedfellows coalition of farmers, vegans, and economic populists behind it: vox.com/future-perfect…

Twitter Web App : Like tylercowen, I wish there was more focus on why there are such stark regional differences in the spread of coronavirus across the globe even as each country within a region might have relatively different responses. marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolu…

Twitter Web App : I spent the past month interviewing former officers and experts to understand how police see the world. I uncovered a kind of police ideology that helps us understand why racist violence is an enduring feature of American policing. vox.com/policy-and-pol…

Twitter Web App : That it's July and we're still having testing shortages on this scale is insane. I drove by a testing center in Oakland today and the line was wrapped around the block. nytimes.com/2020/07/06/us/…

Twitter Web App : Trump can only be who he is, and that's a cranky OANN viewer who's truly, authentically furious about statues and protestors, and doesn't feel personally threatened by the coronavirus.

Twitter Web App : There should be a word — probably in German — for pieces where you feel both 1) better informed after reading them and 2) much worse after reading them.

Maybe the word is just "journalism."

Anyway: vox.com/2020/7/6/21314…