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.


episode 403: Rescuing the economy from coronavirus

Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss President Trump’s new more serious tone and competing economic stimulus proposals.


"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 Fucked — 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


Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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