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Recap: How the anti-stimulus destroyed the jobs report; "the biggest fraud in the history of the capital markets"; and health-care reform notches a win in court.


1) Who are the winners and losers from the foreclosure crisis?

2) Jonathan Bernstein argues that John Boehner would be a far more effective speaker of the House than New Gingrich was.

3) "The harshest and most telling critique of Gen. James Jones' tenure as national security adviser is that his absence will barely be noticed."

4) The prison-to-poverty cycle.

5) I'll be talking jobs with Keith Olbermann at the top of the show.

Recipe of the day: Yam, zucchini, and chickpea salad.

By Ezra Klein  | October 8, 2010; 6:02 PM ET
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"With 5 percent of the world population, the U.S. hosts upward of 20 percent of its prisoners."

Land of the free, huh?

Stop throwing people in the slammer for victimless crimes - that would be a good start here.

Posted by: justin84 | October 8, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

While today's economic news was not good, let's keep in mind who is responsible - the Republicans who have launched an all-out war against any effort to promote a full economic recovery. Fortunately, we have a chance to end this Republican war on jobs in November.

Posted by: WinningProgressive | October 9, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse

I don't think Newt's feckless performance as Speaker was foretold by his earlier career. Why would Boehner be any different?

Posted by: idlemind | October 9, 2010 2:34 AM | Report abuse

Yams =/= sweet potatoes.

Posted by: agowen100 | October 9, 2010 6:01 AM | Report abuse

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