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Ezra Klein Archive: Interviews

Grover Norquist: ‘The goal is to reduce the size and scope of government spending, not to focus on the deficit’

Grover Norquist is the president of Americans for Tax Reform and one of the most influential conservative activists in the country. There has been a series of reports recently that he’s fighting to keep Republicans from striking a “grand bargain”...

By Ezra Klein  | March 9, 2011; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Budget, Interviews  
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Andy Stern: 'It may not end beautifully in Wisconsin.'

Last year, Andy Stern retired as the president of SEIU, the service employees union that he'd built into a 2.2 million member heavyweight. During his tenure, Stern was known -- and sometimes reviled -- for his efforts to reform...

By Ezra Klein  | February 24, 2011; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Interviews, Unions  
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Jamie Galbraith: 'The government is not, by any means, a pure representative of the working population.'

The events in Wisconsin are bringing the idea of "countervailing powers" back into the discussion. The concept comes by way of economist John Kenneth Galbraith, who was trying to understand an economy where the competition was not between lots of...

By Ezra Klein  | February 23, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Interviews, Unions  
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Gov. Peter Shumlin: The man who'd bring single-payer health care to Vermont

Peter Shumlin, the newly elected governor of Vermont, has a plan for health-care reform: Rather than repeal it, he wants to supercharge it. His state will set up an exchange, and then, as soon as possible, apply for a...

By Ezra Klein  | February 10, 2011; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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An interview with Mark Pauly, father of the individual mandate

In 1991, economist Mark Pauly was the lead author of a Health Affairs paper attempting to persuade President George H.W. Bush and his administration to adopt a universal health-care proposal that would keep the government from eventually taking over the...

By Ezra Klein  | February 1, 2011; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Health Reform, Interviews  
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Sen. Jeff Merkley: 'This isn't a question of filibuster or no filibuster'

Senate Democrats are moving toward some version of filibuster reform. And one of the primary agitators behind that project has been Sen. Jeff Merkley (Ore.). It's his reform proposal -- a modest document that doesn't end the filibuster so...

By Ezra Klein  | December 23, 2010; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Interviews, Senate  
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Tim Wu on net neutrality, Ezra Klein , December 3, 2010
Michael Pollan on the food safety bill, Ezra Klein , November 18, 2010
The case for a foreclosure moratorium, Ezra Klein , October 20, 2010
The case against a foreclosure moratorium, Ezra Klein , October 20, 2010
The Treasury's defense of HAMP, Ezra Klein , October 15, 2010
How to balance the budget through spending cuts, Ezra Klein , September 24, 2010
DeParle: GOP plan doesn't 'make sense', Ezra Klein , September 23, 2010
Mitch Daniels: 'We all share a common problem', Ezra Klein , September 8, 2010
Why you should care about Basel III, Ezra Klein , July 27, 2010
Problems ahead for China's banks?, Ezra Klein , June 9, 2010
Is China in a housing bubble?, Ezra Klein , June 9, 2010
Dick Durbin: Let my nominees go!, Ezra Klein , May 6, 2010
Andy Stern: The exit interview, Ezra Klein , April 14, 2010
Larry Mishel: The recession is not over, Ezra Klein , April 13, 2010
What does the bill do for prevention?, Ezra Klein , March 23, 2010
An interview with Kaiser's Drew Altman, Ezra Klein , March 22, 2010
Can Congress cut Medicare costs?, Ezra Klein , December 4, 2009
Why does Third Way oppose the Stupak amendment?, Ezra Klein , November 16, 2009
An interview with Rep. George Miller, Ezra Klein , October 29, 2009
An Interview With Sen. Olympia Snowe, Ezra Klein , October 16, 2009
An Interview With Barney Frank, Ezra Klein , September 27, 2009
Obama's Trigger: An Interview With Judy Feder, Ezra Klein , September 11, 2009
A Conversation With John Dingell Jr., Ezra Klein , September 10, 2009
The Michael Jackson Moment, Ezra Klein , August 14, 2009
An Interview With Ezekiel Emanuel, Ezra Klein , August 14, 2009
Nancy Pelosi on Health-Care Reform, Ezra Klein , July 22, 2009
An Interview With Sen. Ron Wyden, Ezra Klein , July 16, 2009
An Interview With Henry Waxman, Ezra Klein , July 7, 2009
An Interview With Atul Gawande, Ezra Klein , June 23, 2009
An Interview With Tom Daschle, Ezra Klein , June 19, 2009
An Interview With Jim Cooper, Ezra Klein , June 10, 2009
 
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