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vox.com — When Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his presidential campaign, few treated it as a serious challenge to Hillary Clinton. Sanders, after all, isn't even a Democrat: He's an "democratic socialist." But his campaign struck a chord. He's raised more than $15 million, primarily from small donors, and he's turning out the largest crowds of the presidential race.
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On Paul Krugman's theory of hipsters

vox.com — Paul Krugman went to a concert in Brooklyn and left wondering about the aesthetics of hipsters. I'm perfectly OK with topknots and tattoos, but obviously a lot of employers won't be. So where do all these people work? They can't all be baristas ... But that, surely, is part of the point.

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chrisamico.newsblur.com — The act of doing journalism has always been tied to the medium it's delivered on. Whether it's print, radio, broadcast television, the internet, podcasts on demand, and so on, the media can leverage the special features of whatever platform its message is distributed on to do better storytelling. To

Is the media becoming a wire service?

vox.com — I'm going to make some predictions about the future of the media in this piece, and they come with the disclaimer that predictions always come with: They could be entirely wrong. The media is moving fast, and what looks like an unstoppable trend today might seem like a hilarious detour a year from now.
Jul 26, 2015

Interesting piece by @ezraklein on media's future as a news wire(ish). vox.com/2015/7/22/9013… Reminds me of @zseward's "Quartz as an API".

Jul 22, 2015

Is the media going to become a multi-platform wire service? bit.ly/1CQ0KyG

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The unexpected and ingenious strategy of Obama's second term

vox.com — Presidents often turn more moderate to make gains in their final years. Think of Bill Clinton's 1997 budget deal, or George W. Bush's 2007 (failed) immigration reform effort, or Ronald Reagan's 1986 tax reforms. Second terms can feel like new presidencies. President Obama's increasingly successful second term has been the exception to that rule.
Jul 21, 2015

The unexpected and ingenious strategy of Obama's second term: bit.ly/1CT8kIo

Jul 21, 2015

RT @danpfeiffer: This @ezraklein analysis of Obama's 2nd term strategy is spot on & is a good primer on how politics works these days http:…

Jul 21, 2015

The foreign policy philosophy Obama previewed in the 2008 campaign has not become visible until his second term vox.com/2015/7/21/9007…

Jul 21, 2015

The unexpected strategy that’s making Obama’s second term a success: bit.ly/1CT8kIo

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A new study reveals something important about obesity and health costs

vox.com — A new paper in the journal PharmacoEconomics estimates that obesity is costing the US $315 billion in health-care costs alone. But those costs aren't distributed the way people normally think. As physician Aaron Carroll writes, the way we talk about obesity suggests that "if everyone in the US would just lose a little weight, we'd save massive money."

Ian Bremmer on why the Iran deal is about much more than nuclear weapons

vox.com — Ian Bremmer is president of the Eurasia Group, as well as a global research professor at New York University. He's also been among the smartest, and most prolific, commentators on the Iran deal. And he thinks that much of the commentary misses some of the most important likely outcomes of the deal, like lower oil prices and a possible weakening of the Iranian regime.

Greek crisis: One sentence that explains the epic disaster Syriza has been for Greece

vox.com — This, from Wonkblog's Matt O'Brien, is the pithiest summary I've seen of the disaster Syriza has visited upon Greece: Syriza has incurred a lot of the costs of leaving the euro-like a financial crisis-at the same time that it's kept the costs of staying in the euro.
Jul 13, 2015

One sentence that explains the epic disaster Syriza has been for Greece: vox.com/2015/7/13/8949…

Jul 13, 2015

One sentence that explains the epic disaster Syriza has been for Greece, by @ObsoleteDogma bit.ly/1HYZnxA

Jul 13, 2015

RT @Goldfarb: One sentence that explains the epic disaster Syriza has been for Greece, by @ObsoleteDogma bit.ly/1HYZnxA

Jul 13, 2015

.@EzraKlein writes about Syriza's "policy-making failure" as if it had power to make policy. It's a political loss vox.com/2015/7/13/8949…

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Aug 01, 2015

11 of the 17 Republicans in the race have a Super PAC with at least one million dollar giver: vox.com/2015/8/1/90844…

Aug 01, 2015

How rich have the Clintons become? They've paid more in taxes since 2007 than Jeb Bush has earned over his lifetime: bit.ly/1fT2ImO

Aug 01, 2015

RT @DKThomp: Uber's valuation hits $50 billion after five years--two years earlier than Facebook pic.twitter.com/XssmaZeDkb

Aug 01, 2015

Obamacare's co-op insurance plans are not doing well: bit.ly/1fSSsuP

Jul 31, 2015

At last, a convincing theory about why the tech boom's days are numbered: bit.ly/1IPdqIg

Jul 31, 2015

Yep. "It's easy to forget just how dangerous and unjust mob justice is while it's targeting someone you despise" bit.ly/1IPbK1y

Jul 31, 2015

Eating chicken is morally worse than killing Cecil the lion: bit.ly/1IPaITd

Jul 28, 2015

Health-care spending grew 5.5 percent in 2014 — the first year growth has topped 5 percent since 2007: bit.ly/1VM9EmI

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