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In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    When $2 trillion isn’t enough

    When $2 trillion isn’t enough

    Ezra and Matt analyze the huge but inadequate stimulus bill

    Hosts:
    Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox
    Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, Vox
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    • 57 min
    Fighting coronavirus with corporate conscription

    Fighting coronavirus with corporate conscription

    Jane, Dara, and Matt on the Defense Production Act, wartime mobilization, and pandemic-induced autarky.
    Resources:
    "Trump’s excuses for not using the Defense Production Act are wrong — and dangerous" by Alex Ward, Vox
    "“We are desperate”: Trump’s inaction has created a crisis with protective medical gear" by Caroline Hopkins, Vox
    "The Defense Production Act, the law Trump is using to boost coronavirus supplies, briefly explained" by Alex Ward, Vox
    "How Ford's Willow Run Assembly Plant Helped Win World War II" by Tim Trainor, Assembly Magazine
    Willow Run
    White paper
    Hosts:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox
    Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox
    Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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    • 57 min
    The story of Trump's swamp

    The story of Trump's swamp

    Jane talks to Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay about their new book "Sinking in the Swamp" on chaos at the White House and how President Trump differs (and doesn't) from prior administrations.

    As a note - this episode was recorded on February 26, 2020.

    Resources:
    "Too Many Trump Books Are Like Eagles Records. These Daily Beast Reporters Wanted Theirs to Feel Like a Mudhoney Album" by Andrew Beaujon, Washingtonian

    Sinking in the Swamp by Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay

    Guests:
    Lachlan Markay, (@lachlan) Reporter, Daily Beast
    Asawin Suebsaeng, (@swin24) White House Reporter, Daily Beast
    Host:
    Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics reporter, Vox


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    • 59 min
    Devaluing black assets

    Devaluing black assets

    Brookings’ Andre Perry explains his research on how racism cripples black entrepreneurs and homeowners
    Guest:
    Andre Perry, (@andreperryedu) Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings
    Host:
    Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox
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    • 50 min
    Rescuing the economy from coronavirus

    Rescuing the economy from coronavirus

    Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss President Trump’s new more serious tone and competing economic stimulus proposals.
    Resources:
    "Coronavirus’s threat to the global economy — and what to do about it" by Matt Yglesias, Vox
    "Dear Congress: Send Americans cash. Send it now." by Dylan Matthews, Vox
    "Mitt Romney’s coronavirus economic plan: $1,000 to each American adult" by Dylan Matthews, Vox
    "Restaurants Are F****d — Unless They Get a Bailout" by Hillary Dixler Canavan, Eater
    "A family of 4 could get $18,000 this year under a cash bill by Senate Democrats" by Dylan Matthews, Vox

    Hosts:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox
    Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox
    Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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    • 53 min
    Weeds 2020: The coronavirus election

    Weeds 2020: The coronavirus election

    Ezra and Matt on dueling pandemic response plans from Sanders and Biden, and Trump's disastrous speech.
    Resources:
    President Trump's oval office address
    Joe Biden's coronavirus address
    Bernie Sanders' coronavirus address
    Hosts:
    Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox
    Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, Vox

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    • 54 min

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