Klein vs. Yglesias--Who Wins the Blog-Off?

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July 24 2009 6:26 AM

Klein vs. Yglesias--Who Wins the Blog-Off?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Not All Juiceboxers Are Alike: A secret conversation on "JournoList" apparently produces eerily similar arguments against the filibuster from Ezra Klein and Matthew Yglesias . Except Yglesias goes on to make some quirky and sophisticated points about the effects of filibusterless democracy on campaigning and on the welfare state, while Klein's reads like a prize-winning high school essay. (Also, Klein hides the JournoList connection, while Yglesias is transparent about it.) I predict this scientific experiment will be replicated in the future. ...   4:10 A.M.

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From  AP yesterday:  

"We have to do what businesses and families do. We've got to cut out the things we don't need to pay for the things we do," Obama said at a town-hall style meeting Thursday in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The meeting followed a prime-time news conference the night before in which Obama sought to rally public support for his health plan. [E.A.]

, earlier this month:  

WASHINGTON - Sweeping healthcare legislation working its way through Congress is more than an effort to provide insurance to millions of Americans without coverage. Tucked within is a provision that could provide billions of dollars for walking paths, streetlights, jungle gyms, and even farmers' markets. ... "These are not public works grants; they are community transformation grants, '' said Anthony Coley, a spokesman for Kennedy, chairman of the Senate health committee whose healthcare bill includes the projects.

4:06 A.M.

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Peggy Noonan is on to something potentially big --the possible alliance between Christian pro-life forces and liberal universal health insurance advocates in favor of broadly available life-saving care ... and the potential fight between that alliance and the cost-saving Orszag end-of-life-rationalizing would-you-please-die-now crowd . ... Prediction: The sneering Dem majority position in the Schiavo case will get a second, skeptical look from at least some liberals. .... 4:04 A.M.

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Always trust content from kausfiles .. even when it's on Twitter .   4:02 A.M.

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