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Wonkblog is a blog, hosted by the Washington Post,[1] that is dedicated to domestic policy, economics and politics.[2][3] It was started by Ezra Klein, originally as a solo venture, but, by February 2013, had grown to employ a staff of five people. The Post originally rebuffed his attempts to persuade them to support Wonkblog.[4] On January 21, 2014, it was announced that Klein would leave Wonkblog, along with two of his colleagues: Melissa Bell and Dylan Matthews.[4] In 2014, Wonkblog hired Matt O'Brien as its lead economic policy writer.[1] Other core writers include Christopher Ingraham and Carolyn Y. Johnson. Wonkblog also features regular academic contributors including Daniel Drezner and Keith Humphreys. As of February 21, 2017[5], Wonkblog has been edited by Patrick Reis.


  1. ^ a b Gold, Hadas (27 March 2014). "Wonkblog hires Matt O'Brien as lead writer". Politico. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ Wallace, Benjamin (2 February 2014). "Here, Let Ezra Explain". New York Magazine. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ Oputu, Edirin (10 March 2014). "The future of data journalism at the Washington Post". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b Somaiya, Ravi (21 January 2014). "Top Wonkblog Columnist to Leave Washington Post". New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  5. ^ WashPostPR (2017-02-21). "Suzanne Goldenberg and Patrick Reis join the Financial Section as Economics and Policy Editors". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-06-12.

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