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Did the Democratic Party really move from economic issues to social issues?

It's conventional wisdom that starting in about 1960, the Democratic Party -- and the American Left more broadly -- stopped focusing on economic issues and put interest-group politics at the center of the liberal project. "What happened after that was...

By Ezra Klein  | December 28, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  History  
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You can't blame the Framers for the filibuster

If Democrats really do try to reform the filibuster Jan. 5, we're likely to hear a lot about how the Founding Fathers designed the Senate with the filibuster in mind, or how the filibuster is written into the Constitution....

By Ezra Klein  | December 27, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  History, Senate  
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What Obama could learn from Carter

Walter Shapiro argues that Barack Obama should take a page from Jimmy Carter's book, or at least his speeches. Somewhat counterintuitively, Shapiro argues that Obama should look to Carter's "malaise" speech for inspiration. That speech, as some of you know,...

By Ezra Klein  | June 15, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  History  
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The House's filibuster

Early on in American history, it was actually the House of Representatives that was bedeviled by a parliamentary maneuver that killed legislation by denying it a majority vote. Ron Brownstein's “The Second Civil War” (which is selling for a great...

By Ezra Klein  | March 8, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Congress, History  
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(Medieval Europe) Graph of the Day

That's a real graph from a serious book: Jennifer Davis’s and Michael McCormick’s "The Long Morning of Medieval Europe." If you want it explained, head this-a-way. (Via Brad DeLong.)...

By Ezra Klein  | September 29, 2009; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  History  
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Gonna Party Like It's 1979

There's not a particularly good reason that I spent my lunch hour reading James Fallows's 1979 article assessing the failures the Carter administration, but I did it anyway. And this bit caught my eye: I was led on myself by...

By Ezra Klein  | September 14, 2009; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Government, History  
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Misremembering the Past, Ezra Klein , August 25, 2009
Gonna Party Like It's 1965, Ezra Klein , August 25, 2009
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