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…


How a Psychedelic Masterpiece Is Made

A short documentary about Bruce Riley, an artist who paints abstract wonders with poured resin


Why Is Google Making Skin?

Hidden away on Google’s campus, doctors are changing the way people think about health.


How to Build a Tornado

A Canadian inventor believes his tornado machine could solve the world's energy crisis.


A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This short film takes you on a whirling tour of the Big Apple


What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we save the night sky?



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