The Weeds

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.


The bacon fat theory of school segregation, and some White House chaos

Ezra, Sarah and Alvin Chang talk about the quiet return of segregation in schools, chaos in the Trump White House, and taxing marijuana.


  • The Washington Post article on school desegregation and the Supreme Court.
  • Alvin's piece on school desegregation and gerrymandering
  • Alvin's article on living in poor neighborhoods
  • Alvin's article on white America self-segregating
  • Alvin's piece on Obamacare repeal splitting neighborhoods


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