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Posted at 7:02 PM ET, 01/14/2011


By Ezra Klein

Recap: There's no such thing as 'the job-killing health-care bill'; the repeal vote is not the most important thing happening to the law right now; and Bruce Reed joins the White House.


1) Paul Krugman takes a long look at Europe.

2) "Maybe such organizations simply can’t be based in Washington and also be intellectually honest. After all, when politics and economics meet, politics always wins."

3) What's a 'green job'?

4) I'll be talking about the health-care repeal effort on Countdown with Chris Hayes (yes, I wrote that right) tonight.

Recipe of the day: Short-rib ragu.

By Ezra Klein  | January 14, 2011; 7:02 PM ET
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something beautiful for saturday.

Posted by: jkaren | January 15, 2011 11:44 AM | Report abuse

This is where the disastrous cost overruns start. The people designing the plans don't consider the actuarial cost of the benefits they propose, and then complain when costs keep going up. Make more stuff have no or low marginal cost to consumers, then more of it is consumed, the total cost rises.

Posted by: staticvars | January 16, 2011 12:39 AM | Report abuse

If you look in the dictionary under "hubris", you will see a picture of Ezra Klein.

Posted by: breth | January 16, 2011 10:37 PM | Report abuse


A growing number of Americans are dismayed that "President's Day" is too vague - and throws aside the memories of two Presidents - Lincoln and Washington.

And seriously folks, this 3 day weekend is too close to the holidays.


1) Move Martin Luther King Day to April - link it to the March on Selma - or the March over the bridge - and have this holiday in April

2) there was some March - Selma or somewhere - that was cancelled - then Martin Luther King had it another day - have Martin Luther King on the day they finally got to have the march after the cancellation


Seriously, two 3-day weekends in February - who wants to fight with that?

At this point, we are losing the tributes to ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND GEORGE WASHINGTON

It is just wrong to have this happen.

"President's Day" is too vague - and it loses all its meaning - and the personalities of the two Greatest Presidents.




Posted by: RainForestRising | January 17, 2011 10:07 AM | Report abuse

"President's Day" is too vague - and it loses all its meaning - and the personalities of the two Greatest Presidents."

it is up to every american to decide for themselves, who are the greatest presidents.
and if president's day is too vague, that is the fault of the citizen or the parents. learning is up to every individual.

and i dont think there is any message more critical for young people, and in american life today, than what martin luther king's life represented....and what he sought to accomplish.
~that peaceable change can be brought about without violence.
~that people need to live their lives with hope and courage
even in the hardest of circumstances.
~and in the essence of this quotation from helen keller...
"there is suffering. but there is also the overcoming of suffering."
~that change can come, by living on higher ground.

embrace this, dont reject it.
these, for me, are the lessons of martin luther king's life.
and pondering those lessons, will make you, me and everyone else, better human beings and citizens.

Posted by: jkaren | January 17, 2011 10:56 AM | Report abuse

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