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Today I wrote up a primer on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, felt gloomy about the global economy, and wondered whether Wall Street has the standing to accuse others of economic illiteracy.

Here's what I didn't get to:

1) This seems like a pretty good-faith effort from China on climate change.

2) David Obey is retiring, and this is a quote from his statement: "All I do know is that there has to be more to life than explaining the ridiculous, accountability-destroying rules of the Senate to confused, angry and frustrated constituents."

3) Michael Greenberger defends Blanche Lincoln's proposal to spin out derivatives swap desks.

Recipe of the day: Homemade sushi, even if you don't have fish.

By Ezra Klein  |  May 5, 2010; 7:07 PM ET
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I was sorry to hear that Newsweek is being sold off, and I hope you will continue to have a forum for your longer form writing.

Posted by: Patrick_M | May 5, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

If the new owners of Newsweek downsize you out of a job, I am sure you can get get a job at the Huffington Post. There are lots of others there that have the same liberal outlook on every thing like you do. It may be the last bastion of "progresive" idealouges.

Posted by: cummije5 | May 5, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Re David Obey: Thanks, Obey, for that parting spitball, that giving of the finger to the public as you leave office. People weren't "confused" so much as agog at your brazen use of the power of your office to raid the stimulus for benefits for your son.

Posted by: truck1 | May 6, 2010 6:57 AM | Report abuse

I continue to wonder every day ; " How dumb can Ezra Klein get ? " And every day Ezra Klein raises the bar . Hmmm .

Posted by: lagnafrah | May 6, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Thank you for your continued commitment to comprehensive and responsible journalism. It is appreciated.

And yes, this is a formal effort to offset the unfortunate comment of lagnafrah, who apparently doesn't agree with your world view and therefore engages in an "ad hominem" comment.

Posted by: pbkritek | May 6, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Actually, there are two institutions that Obey dinged in his statement. He also said: "I am also increasingly weary of having to deal with a press which has become increasingly focused on trivia, driven at least in part by the financial collapse of the news industry and the need, with the 24-hour news cycle, to fill the air waves with hot air."

Posted by: lak3 | May 6, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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