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Jonathan Chait

Jonathan Chait

Political Commentator & Columnist, New York Magazine

Jonathan Chait is a daily columnist at New York magazine, where he contributes lead pieces of political commentary to nymag.com, along with short and longer form pieces for the print magazine. His influential writings are regularly among the most highly trafficked stories on the site. Previously, he was a staff writer at The New Republic for fifteen years, writing their signature TRB column and then running his own eponymous blog on their site. An influential voice on politics and policy, he was the winner of The Week’s “opinion award” for columnist of the year in 2010 and a 2009 National Magazine Award finalist for columns and commentary. Chait is the author of The Big Con: Crackpot Economics and the Fleecing of America (2007), and has been a guest on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and WNYC, among other outlets.

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Giddy conservative hopes for the law’s immediate disintegration, or its quick repeal, have ebbed, and in their place opponents have returned to hoping that the law will fail because not many people will want to buy health insurance.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

There is no existential threat to Obamacare.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Obamacare has existed for more than six weeks. The law does many things, and some of them occurred prior to October 1.

Monday, November 18, 2013

The keep-your-plan fiasco, in addition to flummoxing Democrats, has not only held out to Republicans the tantalizing prospect that they can discredit and defeat Obamacare, but also drawn into sympathetic focus their own alternative vision.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The party’s wild scramble for immediate solutions solves neither their collective nor their immediate dilemma, and may make everything considerably worse.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

If you have followed Obamacare through conservative media, you have imbibed a story of failure after failure.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Why it continues to drive Republicans to madness.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

For all the mess and confusion that will accompany the law, you’ll also have something happen that advocates of universal health insurance wanted, and opponents of it feared: actual people getting access to subsidized medical care.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013