Matthew Yglesias

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

  • The Sensible Center

    Ross Douthat comes out for banning third marriages meaning that my proposal to ban fourth marriages is now the centrist stance on the topic. Ross…

  • Rotten Apples

    The military is fessing up about a bad shooting in Iraq a little while back:The American military admitted Sunday night that a platoon of soldiers…

  • Process in 2009

    The New York Times takes a look at Senator Tom Coburn and all the legislation he's single-handedly holding up under the Senate's weird rules where…

  • Conservative Idolatry

    To be a bit flip, you could say that rather than thinking in a serious way about public policy the conservative movement debates issues by asking…

  • Shame Economics

    Many analysts believe that the incidence of the gas tax falls mostly on oil companies rather than on gasoline consumers and that, therefore, a "gas…

  • Tax Policy Made Simple

    An excellent point from Ezra Klein:For reasons that I try not to speculate on before 9am, the media likes to make policy disputes sound incredibly…

  • The Case Against Obama

    James Wimberly observes that the NYT's Steve Erlanger seemed pretty hard-up for a "to be sure" graf in his article about Barack Obama's triumphant…

  • Funny Because It's True

    McCain Is Really Old.com -- and indeed he is.

  • Solidarity

    John Quiggin calls attention to the fact that Lovemore Matombo and Wellington Chibebe, the President and General Secretary respectively of the…

  • The Kindle

    I've had a Kindle for a couple of months now and my reactions largely follow James Fallows' first impressions right down to the fact that at this…

  • AP vs. Minority Journalists

    "Can minority journalists resist applauding Obama?" asks Jesse Washington of the Associated Press. Say what you will about Michelle Malkin, but I'm…

  • Impractical Scheme of the Day

    The health policy reform world has, in my view, a tragic if understandable tendency to get bogged down in the swamps of the politically viable so I'm…

  • The Vast Dalton Conspiracy

    Friday's Washington Post had an article by J. Freedom du Lac about Max and the Marginalized who were coming to DC to play a show on Saturday at the…

  • Stop Quoting Me Accurately!

    Once again, John McCain has an unfortunate run-in with a straightforward effort to quote his words, and protests to George Stephanoupolous "I…

  • The Fist-Bump Era

    Via Frank Rich's column, a USA Today article on the growing prominence of the terrorist fist-jab greeting in business circles that scores very high…

  • Facts Are Hard

    Harold Pollack meets the world of major newspaper op-eds:Dick Morris and Eileen McGann wrote a self-satirical op-ed in the New York Post slamming the…

  • Say Anything

    When you think about the stunningly dishonest ad John McCain is running, falsely accusing Barack Obama of not meeting with troops during his trip…

  • The Myth of Mitt

    Responding to increasing indications that John McCain is looking seriously at Mitt Romney as a VP choice Noam Scheiber rounds up the evidence that…

  • Does McCain Speak for McCain

    The Tax Policy Center discovered a $2.8 trillion gap between between the various promising John McCain has been making throughout the campaign and…

  • The Dead-Ender

    There's an excellent piece by Elisabeth Bumiller in The New York Times which makes the point that one area in which Bush and McCain now differ is…

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

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