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    Obamacare's Harshest Critics? Look at What These Liberals Are Saying

    Each passing day brings to light new problems with HealthCare.gov – and with it some surprising comments from President Obama’s friends. Liberals are turning out to be some of Obamacare’s harshest critics – from pundits on television to lawmakers in the halls of Congress. Here are some of the highlights: … More

    Ezra Klein Can't Save Obamacare's Broken Premium Promise

    Ezra Klein’s column in Bloomberg this week attempted to defend then-Senator Barack Obama’s repeated promises to lower premiums by $2,500. Unfortunately for Klein, virtually all of his defenses fall short. First, Klein claims that “there was no time frame attached to the promise.” On this count, he’s flat-out wrong. Campaign … More

    Ezra Klein Offers Dubious Statistics in Attacks on 'Cut, Cap, and Balance'

    [Klein responded in a post Wednesday afternoon. See below for our reply.] Ezra Klein, the Washington Post’s liberal political blogger, has been pushing a pair of questionable assertions in his posts on congressional Republicans’ plan to, as they say, “cut, cap, and balance” the federal budget. Klein has claimed, falsely, … More

    Ezra Klein: Osama bin Laden Succeeded

    Less than 48 hours after Osama bin Laden was killed in a skilled military operation, the Washington Post’s liberal pundit Ezra Klein is already stretching to find a reason bin Laden actually “succeeded,” albeit partially. Klein’s hypothesis: Because Americans spent money in ways Klein doesn’t support, bin Laden succeeded by … More

    The False Choice Between Existing Medicare and Ryan’s Proposal

    Yesterday, Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein used a recent poll to argue that Americans oppose House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) proposal to transform Medicare into a defined-contribution system, where seniors choose the health plan that best suits their needs. But, as always, the devil is in the details. … More

    Constitutional Know-Nothings

    The 112th Congress has an unprecedented plan. They are going to read the Constitution-the document that each member will swear to uphold-aloud on their first day. When asked on MSNBC to comment, Washington Post writer Ezra Klein replied “It’s a gimmick. I mean, you can say two things about it. … More