Matthew Yglesias

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

  • Pants on Fire

    Washington Post: "For four days, Sen. John McCain and his allies have accused Sen. Barack Obama of snubbing wounded soldiers by canceling a visit to…

  • Ah, Journalism

    So it seems that Barack Obama said something like:It has become increasingly clear in my travel, the campaign, that the crowds, the enthusiasm,…

  • Privacy for Me, But Not for Thee

    US Senator Sam Brownback is outraged that China may monitor the internet use of hotel guests in Beijing for the Olympics. I mean, what kind of a…

  • Klein versus the J-Pod Gang

    I say right on to this. But what's more, there's something revealing about the sense of entitlement among Joe Klein's antagonists at Commentary. As…

  • Couch Guests

    It seems that with the Bush administration now agreeing to a "time horizon" for the withdrawal of US forces, the Iraqis are ready once again to talk…

  • There's The Love

    Media Matters goes after the press and its worshipful relationship with John McCain:I'll freely admit that Barack Obama gets about the best press…

  • Dialogue

    Joe Klein talks to Jeffrey Goldberg about neocons, Israel, Iran, etc. Klein makes a lot of sense.

  • The McCain Magic

    Josh Marshall wonders how John McCain can be described as "ambivalent" about running on his war record when his war record is such a major theme of…

  • Joining Up

    I'm happy to learn that Ta-Nehisi Coates will be joining the Atlantic blog team in the near future -- he's an absolutely great choice.

  • Fear of a Fat Planet

    Ezra Klein called attention earlier today to some alarming predictions about the future of the American waistline. Often when people contemplate the…

  • The Syntax of the Future

    Another sign of desperation at the McCain Campaign as they seem to have hired Matt Yglesias to do their copy editing. Meanwhile, one thing I admire…

  • Time for a Time Out

    As he got his presidential campaign going, John McCain wound up flip-flopping on several crucial issues saying he would vote against his own…

  • Overreading

    Chris Bowers proclaims that if Barack Obama picks Tim Kaine as his VP nominee that "would also signal that Obama has no intention to govern as a…

  • Awakening Leader: Your Money or Your Life

    I didn't see this AFP story last week:The Iraqi officer leading a U.S.-financed anti-jihadist group is in no mood for small talk -- either the…

  • Osama in Pakistan

    John McCain is asked whether he would order US forces to strike Osama bin Laden in Pakistan if they had a read on his location, and he bizarrely…

  • The Psychology of Fake Meat

    I saw this photo the other day and thought to myself "that looks delicious, too bad it's vegan fake chicken . . . mmm I should go to the Eden Center…

  • Better Millstones Needed

    Patrick O'Connor reports on the new GOP political strategy:They’ll also begin to use “Pelosi-Reid-Obama” in the all-in-the-same-breath way that…

  • Kerry Was Right

    As you may recall, back during the 2004 campaign John Kerry said something about counterterrorism being primarily a question to be dealt with through…

  • All News Is Good News

    According to Jonathan Martin, the indictment of Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) is good news for John McCain (R-AZ) because it will "at least subtly…

  • Rejecting Timetables

    Gareth Porter reminds us that this isn't the first time Nouri al-Maliki has tried to get the Bush administration to agree to a timeline for…


Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.


Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.


Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise


A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.


Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.



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