President Joe Biden’s first Congressional address in April 2021 – and his proposal of the $4 trillion American Rescue Plan – highlighted a leftward shift in his politics, which began almost from the moment he hit the presidential campaign trail. In this brief, eye-opening piece for The New York Times, political analyst Ezra Klein unpacks four main reasons for Biden’s unexpected embrace of progressivism. Though many find the change surprising, overall, Klein argues, it makes a lot of sense.
About the Author
Journalist and political analyst Ezra Klein writes for The New York Times and hosts the podcast The Ezra Klein Show.