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Being president seems unpleasant

My strong hunch is that the post-9/11 security apparatus surrounding the president of the United States of America and his family is vastly more annoying and disruptive than anything that happens when I go to an airport.

By Ezra Klein  | November 23, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Barack Obama, President  
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Economic policy affects the economy

Though I'm glad to see the president of the United States acknowledging that elections are primarily driven by economic factors, it's weird that he thinks this constitutes a defense of his administration: President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday...

By Dylan Matthews  | November 8, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Should we get rid of the corporate income tax?

The Obama administration is gearing up to overhaul the corporate income tax by lowering rates but cracking down on loopholes that allow offshore sheltering of profits. Megan McArdle argues that liberals should want to scrap the tax altogether, and tax the people corporate profits go to, rather than the corporations themselves:

By Dylan Matthews  | October 28, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Are policy concessions worth it?

By Dylan Matthews Grist's David Roberts argues that a maximalist Democratic agenda, with few concessions to Republicans or centrist Democrats, would be popular: Republicans have quite cannily figured out how to manipulate voters' heuristics. No matter what Democrats do or...

By Washington Post editor  | April 1, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats  
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Waiting for Barack

Every Hill office I've spoken to in the past week has had the same complaint. "Where," they ask, "is the White House?" There's been no clear message on the way forward for health-care reform. No clear articulation of preferences. No...

By Ezra Klein  | January 27, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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How race affects attitudes towards Obama, health care

On the one hand, you don't want to make too much of this sort of thing. On the other hand, you don't want to totally ignore it, either: According to a recent study by researchers from Stanford and the...

By Ezra Klein  | January 11, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Political Science, Polls  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Barack Obama: Employee of the month?, Ezra Klein , December 11, 2009
Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize, Ezra Klein , December 10, 2009
How liberal is Obama?, Ezra Klein , December 10, 2009
How fast should Obama be moving?, Ezra Klein , November 6, 2009
Obama's Nobel Prize, Ezra Klein , October 9, 2009
Quantifying Obama's Narcisissm, Ezra Klein , October 7, 2009
Do Speeches Work?, Ezra Klein , September 15, 2009
Deficits and Democrats, Ezra Klein , September 4, 2009
My Birther Problem , Ezra Klein , August 5, 2009
How Do You Decide to Run for President?, Ezra Klein , July 31, 2009
 
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