Klein's latest book is Politics Lost.

Joe Klein

Joe Klein is TIME's political columnist and author of six books, most recently Politics Lost. His weekly TIME column, "In the Arena," covers national and international affairs. In 2004 he won the National Headliner Award for best magazine column.

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Obamacare Incompetence

The key incentive for small businesses to support Obamacare was that they would be able to shop for the best deals in health care superstores — called exchanges. So why hasn’t the Administration built them?

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The Kim Who Cried Wolf

Isn’t it interesting that North Korea’s ever more extravagant military threats aren’t drawing much media attention in the U.S.? No one really expects a war to break out. But what if one does?

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Sequestered in Memphis

My head is filled to bursting with the great Hold Steady song: Subpoened in Texas, Sequestered in Memphis. It’s far more fun than the current idiotic man-made crisis over the sequester in DC. I’ve been ignoring this “crisis,” assuming that they’ll cut some sort of last minute deal, as they always do.

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