Matthew Yglesias

Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

  • Aim For Higher Inflation

    The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee should announce a plan to target inflation at 3 or 4 percent

  • In HBO's 'Treme', Realism Battles Sappiness

    The new David Simon series has its moments of painful sentimentality, but it seems poised to offer a refreshingly accurate picture of black neighborhoods in New Orleans

  • End the Vice Presidency

    For most of its history, the office of the vice presidency has been a curiosity rather than a danger, famous primarily for the disparaging…

  • The Silenced Majority

    The filibuster is obstructive, anachronistic, and undemocratic. It's time to kill it off for good.

  • Obama, Ayers, and Guilt By Association

    By Sarah Palin's logic, McCain should be held accountable for his association with Watergate burglar G. Gordon Libby.

  • The Rising

    With demography on its side, the emerging Democratic majority is about to arrive.

  • Good Night, and Good Luck

    Well, kids, today is my last day as an Atlantic blogger and this is my last Atlantic post. The blog should re-launch on Monday, August 11…

  • It's All Management

    Megan McArdle says we shouldn't blame bad management from GM's staggering $15 billion loss:The company is scrambling to retool for small cars, and…

  • Better Off

    Barack Obama paraphrases Ronald Reagan's famous question: "Are you better off than you were four or eight years ago?"Now personally, I'd say I'm much…

  • Getting Our Stereotypes Straight

    Ali Frick notes Michael Goldfarb expressing some displeasure that the NYT editorial page's blog didn't like his candidate's dumb ads. Here's Goldfarb…

  • Non-Mysteries

    With the fundamentals so favorable to Barack Obama, why can't he crack open a bigger lead against John McCain? What's wrong with him? Does he need to…

  • Must-See Fake TV

    Francis Fukuyama, ex-neocon, bloggingheadses with Robert Kagan, the wiliest and best-respected of the neos. I note, for the record, that Kagan's…

  • Preferences

    It really is too bad that in this country an accident of birth can get you preferential treatment and cushy jobs, when we should be building the kind…

  • War Spending

    Eric Umansky at Pro Publica has assembled some cool graphics on the fiscal cost of the Iraq war. As you can see below, the inflation adjusted dollar…

  • Rachel Maddow

    She's good:So there are all these liberals in the country. Probably if you took a smart liberal who performs well on television and made her the host…

  • Slate Revisited

    Enough people in the business have gotten in touch with me in a hurry to dispute the idea that Slate is a center-right publication that I'm starting…

  • Pakistani Intelligence Behaving Badly

    Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt report on evidence that Pakistan's ISI helped plan the bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul which is pretty…

  • Getting Away With It

    I'm pretty sure the behavior Wal-Mart is engaged in here, pressuring employees to vote for John McCain, is illegal. But the real scandal is what's…

  • At Last!

    Zvika Krieger reads about LibertyWire:Have you ever been reading Slate and found yourself thinking, "This is great, but if only if were more…

  • Freedom

    Ezra's damn right about this. Go to pretty much any populated part of the United States, buy some land, and try to build something on it and you'll…


Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.


Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.


How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming



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