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 -- 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…


How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.


Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.


The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.


Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.


Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses


Would You Live in a Treehouse?

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



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