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A review of Hate Inc.
(Author: Matt Taibbi)

Journalist Matt Taibbi’s explanations for the ever-ascending roar of political media are mostly not new. Media fragmentation over the decades has led to silos …

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Polarization Rationalized

A review of
Why We’re Polarized
(Author: Ezra Klein)

It’s nice that Ezra Klein has expertly explained why we are polarized, why it is worsening and is self-reinforcing, and why it will have a stranglehold on politics for a generation or more. Though, there are important nuances missing, and some of his conclusions are hasty.

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New Sample Videos: The Problem with Health Care

Check out Know The System’s two new sample animated videos here. Each is under five minutes in duration and is targeted for the general public.

The overarching thesis is that, while specific policy prescriptions are a good thing, it’s not what voters need to hear about in order for them to understand and (potentially) support reform.

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