Vox's 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, Sarah Kliff, 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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Collusion and the Mueller endgame


Andrew Prokop joins Dara and Matt to explain what we've learned from the latest developments in the Russia investigation.

Andrew's article on Jerome Corsi's unreliable book
Article on the redacted Manafort transcript
Marcy Wheeler article
Special counsel regulation text
Trump Tower Moscow explainer


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Emergency Weeds


Dara, Sarah, and Matt explain the border security deal and Trump’s plan to bypass Congress.

Dara's article
Matt's article on non-legislative priorities


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What’s the best way to help the poor?


Dylan Matthews joins Sarah, Ezra, and Matt to discuss five new plans on poverty from leading Democrats.

Dylan's Article
Sarah's Article on Childhood Wealth
Elizabeth Warren's Housing Bill
Cory Booker's HOME Act


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WTF, VA?


Virginia is embroiled in multiple blackface scandals — and Jane Coaston, Sarah Kliff, and Dylan Scott are here to talk about it.

Video about Slavery in the US Medical System

Jane's Article


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Do we need private insurance?


Sarah, Ezra, and Matt break down the latest twist in the Medicare-for-all debate — plus rigorous new research on Facebook.

White Paper




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House Democrats’ plan to save democracy


Jane, Dara, and Matt break down HR 1 — the first bill from the new Democratic majority.


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Elizabeth Warren and the Two-Income Trap


Sarah, Ezra, and Matt analyze the presidential candidate’s first popular book and review new evidence on the dangers of opioid marketing.

Ezra's Article

Matt's Article

White Paper









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The end of the shutdown


Jane, Ezra, and Matt have a slightly ill-timed discussion about the Pelosi-Trump showdown and the politics of the wall.


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Investigating ER bills and SNAP fraud


Sarah, Dara, and Matt discuss Trump's latest proposal, suspicious ER billing practices, and SNAP investigations

Sarah's articles about hospital ER fees

White Paper


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You can't eat you principles for dinner


Sarah, Dara, and Matt analyze the prolonged shutdown's impact on the future of the federal workforce

Reference Articles:

The shutdown threatens the promise of government jobs — and a way of life

FBI, federal agents see cases hampered, lives rattled as shutdown continues

The American Action Forum explainer on the Anti-Deficiency Act

How the Border Patrol union became Trump’s closest shutdown alliesby Dara Lind

Why Don’t Unpaid Federal Workers Walk Off...


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