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.

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What’s really going on with child detention?

Dara, Jane, and Matt on the breakdown of trust that’s driving the latest crisis at the border.

Related reading:
The horrifying conditions facing kids in border detention, explained
White paper



What’s really happening in Central America

Adriana Beltrán of the Washington Office on Latin America joins Matt to explain the deep roots of the migration crisis.



Jamestown: Utopia for Whom

Nice Try! is a new podcast from Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network that explores stories of people who have tried to design a better world, and what happens when those designs don't go according to plan. Season one, Utopian, follows Avery Trufelman on her quest to understand the perpetual search for the perfect place. Enjoy this special preview of the first episode, Jamestown: Utopian for Whom, and subscribe to Nice Try! for free in your favorite podcast app.



The “illiberal” right

Jane and Ezra discuss the ongoing conservative crackup and the case of Parkland teen Kyle Kashuv.

Related reading:
A New Consensus
Kyle Kashuv Becomes a Symbol to Conservatives Who Say the Left Can’t Forgive
Against David French-ism
Jane’s article about David French vs. Sohrab Ahmari
Against the Dead Consensus
Kyle Kashuv on his Harvard crisis
The Illiberal Right Throws a Tantrum
Is the Religious Right Privileged? by Ross Douthat



5 big ideas to use tax credits to fight poverty

Meg Wiehe from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy explains the leading progressive tax plans in Congress and how they differ from Trump’s tax cuts.

Related reading:
Understanding Five Major Federal Tax Credit Proposals
American Family Act
Working Families Tax Relief Act



Into the weeds with Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts senator joins Ezra Klein to explain her plans, and her plan to make the plans happen.



A user's guide to antitrust

Matt sits down with Public Knowledge policy counsel Charlotte Slaiman to explain how US antitrust enforcement works and how it might better wrestle with Big Tech.



Trump’s tariff triple option

Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss Trump's efforts to halt unauthorized immigration through Mexico by threatening tariffs, and a white paper on private prisons.

Related reading:
Dara’s “remain in Mexico” explainer
Trump’s plan, explained
Mexican president’s response to Trump
White paper



Monetary mysteries revealed

Bloomberg’s Karl Smith joins Matt to explain how the Federal Reserve’s errors discredited capitalism and how full employment can fix almost everything.



Building the Trump state

Jane, Dara, and Matt break down Trump's multi-front resistance to congressional oversight and increasing pressure on the civil service.

Related reading:
Trump vs. IRS lawyers
The shift at USCIS
White Paper