Matthew Yglesias

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

  • Obama's Svelt Problem

    WSJ: "But in a nation in which 66% of the voting-age population is overweight and 32% is obese, could Sen. Obama's skinniness be a liability? Despite…

  • Good Advice

    As sometimes happens when I read Marc Ambinder's blog, today I'm puzzled by the mentality of the campaign reporter:While we've been focusing on the…

  • Jobs

    Despite yesterday's news that the economy is back to growing (albeit slowly) it seems job losses are still mounting. With inflation also on the rise,…

  • Race Cards

    I think the McCain campaign's "Celebrity" ad and the whole line about Barack Obama being too arrogant or something are pretty ridiculous, but it's a…

  • Housing First

    For reasons that remain a bit murky, the Bush administration, which has a terrible record on everything, seems to have a great record on homelessness…

  • Learning The Rules

    Chris Sheridan notes that LeBron James opened Team USA's exhibition game against Turkey with a FIBA move, swatting a ball that had hit the rim and…

  • Celebrity Skin

    I see I'm not the only one who thought John McCain's "Celebrity" ad would be a good opportunity for a Hole reference, as Michael Crowley goes there…

  • Absolute Privilege

    The Bush administration wants to say that its officials have carte blanche to ignore congressional subpoenas, to which Judge John Bates replies:The…

  • Defining Candor Down

    With some press outlets now pointing out that John McCain's dishonest ads are dishonest, I got a few commenters wondering if I'll stop complaining…

  • Out of Touch

    Pivoting off the news about John McCain's $520 shoes, Chris Hayes wonders if the press will ever notice that John McCain is a rich, out of touch…

  • The Good Guys

    The Hill takes a look at what smart growth and transit advocates are doing to try to take advantage of high gas prices to convince people that a…

  • Efficiency

    Energy efficiency is probably the cheapest, easiest renewable resource we have available to us. For a long time, energy was cheap and national policy…

  • Celebrity Skin

    Pardon me if you've seen this point elsewhere, but in what sense is John McCain not a celebrity? I've seen him on the covers of magazines, on…

  • Management By McCain

    Kevin Drum's not the only liberal upset by a political press that can't seem to hold John McCain responsible for John McCain's campaign tactics. But…

  • What Was Wrong With HMOs?

    Say the word "HMO" and most Americans start reaching for their revolver. But most people who look at health policy and health economics agree that…

  • Podcastin'

    Back when I was in college and writing a blog, nobody even knew what a blog was. These days, though, the kids have all kinds of fancy new media…

  • Pants on Fire V

    Business Week: "This ad asserts a McCain campaign talking-point that Obama wouldn’t make time for wounded troops unless cameras were allowed to…

  • The Good Times Roll

    Profits way up at Exxon and Shell. That sounds to me like a good time to implement John McCain's plan for a "summer holiday" tax cut for oil…

  • Artest to Houston

    The competition in the Western Conference just gets tougher as Houston acquired Ron Artest in exchange for draft picks and Bobby Jackson. Good news…

  • Scherer on Tax Plans

    I criticized Michael Scherer's article comparing the McCain and Obama tax plans, but he's done a great post at Swampland following up on the article…


Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.


Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."


The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands


'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.


Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas


The Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm


Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."


Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."



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