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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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
LIFT Act
LIFT+ Act


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Into the weeds with Elizabeth Warren


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


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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.


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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


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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.


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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


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Rethinking education reform


Libby Nelson and Dylan Scott join Matt to talk about 2020 Democrats' K-12 policy


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The loneliness of Justin Amash


Jane, Dara, and Matt analyze the Michigan Republican's call to consider impeaching Trump.

White paper


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America's two housing crises


Brookings's Jenny Schuetz joins Matt to discuss subsidies, zoning reform, and much more.


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Make America 2015 Again


Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss Joe Biden's claim that Trump is an aberration, plus some fresh research on the macroeconomics of bankruptcy.

Related reading:

Biden/aberration explainer

Biden/bankruptcy explainer

MOVE bombing




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