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Matthew Yglesias

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

  • DC Prep

    Trailer:Sadly, reliable sources inform me that this is not a trailer for an actual show just an aspiring director trying to get noticed. But as a…

  • The Audacity of Daily Tracking

    Gallup remarks:Obama's particularly large leads over McCain in Friday and Saturday's tracking suggest that the massive publicity surrounding Obama's…

  • Beer: It's What's For Dinner

    Beer is back, regaining a large lead over wine as America's favorite alcoholic beverage after wine threatened to close the gap around 2005.…

  • The Transitivity of Timetables

    As the right continues to try to sort out a coherent response to the Iraqi government's embrace of Barack Obama's vision for Iraq, John McCain tries…

  • Obama's Super-Strength

    Like Robert Farley I'm not sure whether to believe these tales of super-strength from the German press:He goes and picks up a pair of 16 kilo weights…

  • Barack and the Hispanics

    Back during the primaries, everyone kept formally admitting that it was wrong to engage in the form of inference "candidate X lost group A in a…

  • The Times We Live In

    Slate interactive venn diagram of Bush administration criminals is fun and funny, but in that "having played with this for a few minutes I'm actually…

  • Friday Links

    Some stuff:CQ shifts its ratings of a bunch of House races in Democrats' favor.Ilan Goldenberg explains why sound counterinsurgency doctrine requires…

  • The Mashup

    Pat Leahy used to have two different bills aimed at tilting the legal playing field more firmly in the direction of large for-profit content…

  • Three Strikes and You're Out

    Marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples leads naturally enough to gay divorce. Along those lines, I was thinking recently that if you really…

  • Bush and Batman

    Via Isaac Chotiner, Andrew Klavan writes in The Wall Street Journal that Bush is Batman:There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark…

  • Great Moments in Straight Talk

    Marc Ambinder reports from the stump on John McCain's bold stance against cancer with Lance Armstrong:McCain developed an antipathy to tobacco…

  • Foreign Desks

    Nicholas Kristof observes that "Only four American newspapers now have foreign desks." He goes on to suggest that technology may partially mitigate…

  • Lawn-Sharing

    Back yards are an interesting phenomenon. Most people, even confirmed city-dwellers like myself, see their appeal. Certainly the thing I miss most…

  • The Game-Changer

    Don't ask me, ask former Bush communications director Dan Bartlett:“Time will tell, but the al-Maliki comments about a timetable is very close to a…

  • A Cheeto Interlude

    Spencer was inspired by Joe Scarborough to try out some Cheetos. "They start off good," remarked Ackerman, "but there's a rapidly diminishing return.…

  • Beyond "Knowledge"

    Fred Kaplan has a good column trying to move beyond John McCain's many gaffes and get at the point that despite his war hero background, his ideas…

  • Bad Math

    Here's Ken Pollack explaining that if you count wrong, then McCain and Obama have similar positions on Iraq: Well, I actually think his timeline,…

  • Thesis Follies

    Steve Sailer darkly hints:I hear Stanley Kurtz has been in Illinois digging up Obama's paper trail for upcoming articles in the Weekly Standard and…

  • Krauthammer's Case

    In Version 1 of the argument over whether or not the United States should embrace the Bush/McCain vision of a neoimperial relationship with Iraq, the…


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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