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.

https://www.vox.com/the-weeds

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No one wants to take responsibility for sick kids or fake news


Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk about Mark Zuckerberg's recent announcement regarding what Facebook will focus on in 2018, and the state of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


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 2018-01-16  58m
 
 

Shithole special


The mask slipped with Trump's "shithole" comments, and Matt and Dara take a hard look at what lies beneath it. Content warning: explicit policy discussions.


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 2018-01-12  58m
 
 

Lie back, light up, and enjoy some executive time


German Lopez joins Matt and Sarah to talk about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' most recent move on marijuana, how Trump spends his time, and child mortality in the US.


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 2018-01-09  43m
 
 

Winter, explained


Brian Resnick joins Dara and Matt to talk about the 'bomb cyclone' and how it relates to the climate.


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 2018-01-05  50m
 
 

Why is US life expectancy falling?


It's only the second day of 2018, and Matt, Ezra, and Sarah are already talking about alarming statistics--this time, to do with average American life expectancy. White paper: Bias in Perceptions of Public Opinion Among American Political Elites The GOP is trying to pass a super-unpopular agenda — and that's a bad sign for democracy Impact Policy Submission URL: bit.ly/voximpact


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 2018-01-02  51m
 
 

The most undercovered policy stories of 2017


Sarah returns from New Zealand in time to reflect with Matt on the year in policy. White paper: Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains


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 2017-12-29  59m
 
 

Ask Weeds Anything!


Matt, Ezra, and Sarah answer your questions.


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 2017-12-22  54m
 
 

Tax reforms and garbage factories


Matt and Ezra talk about what the tax bill actually does, whether the deficit matters, and a white paper about rugged individualism. White paper: Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of “Rugged Individualism” in the United States Other referenced works: Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history) American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America Dialect Diversity in America: The Politics of Language Change 


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 2017-12-19  56m
 
 

The Great Awokening comes to Congress


Matt, Dara, and Tara Golshan talk about how Congress does and doesn’t handle sexual harassment allegations.


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 2017-12-15  57m
 
 

Alabama senate special


Matt and Ezra talk about the result of the Alabama senate race and the state of the GOP.


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 2017-12-13  54m