Matthew Yglesias

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

  • Novak Watch

    It seems that the guy Bob Novak slammed with his car while he was walking in the crosswalk is in worse condition than before and "appeared to have…

  • Bomb, Repeat, Bomb

    Satyam Khanna finds Fred Kagan arguing that "Well, there’s nothing we can do short of an attack to force Iran to give up its nuclear program. ……

  • Go East, All The Way Across the Ocean, Young Man

    Already this offseason, the weak dollar and the strong Euro have changed the traditional pro basketball balance of power with a number of foreign…

  • Thought of the Day

    Haven't we reached an odd moment in our history when the burgeoning consensus among the media is that one of Barack Obama's big problems is that he's…

  • Institute of Justice

    Tim Lee's been reading some of my posts on inane regulatory barriers and suggests I should get into the Institute for Justice's work. I actually…

  • Bye, Bye, Wilder

    Via John Sides, along comes political scientist Dan Hopkins with some empirical research into the "Wilder effect" question (PDF, the phenomena…

  • The Russia Connection

    I've seen a good deal of mockery of this McCain campaign poster on the grounds that he seems to be more angling to be God's successor than George W.…

  • Robert Novak, Sociopath

    Dana Goldstein writes:Robert Novak is driving a black corvette on K Street. He hits a pedestrian crossing the street in a crosswalk with a "walk"…

  • Bush Speaks

    I've been on the edge of my seat wondering whether George W. Bush would speak at the RNC, or whether his gross unpopularity would lead the party to…

  • Airport Auction

    I don't have a ton of occasions to offer unvarnished praise to Bush administration officials but Transportation Secretary Mary Peters' op-ed about…

  • Liberal Fascism

    Not only does Barack Obama, as uncovered by Patrick Ruffini, try to communicate to residents of Germany in the German language he also (as Dr.…

  • The Birth Certificate Follies

    One odd subplot of the campaign that I've caught occasional glimpses of in comments here are anti-Obama conspiracy theorists raising questions about…

  • What If...

    Folks know that I like counterfactuals, so I thought I might muse on a point that I think's gotten too little attention. Thus far, discussion of…

  • McCain: Ignorance is Strength and Anyone Who Says Otherwise Hates the Troops

    Spencer Ackerman has some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan on the record against the McCain campaign's sleazy new slanders against Barack Obama. It…

  • We Speak American Here

    Patrick Ruffini slams the Obama campaign for using a foreign language in its promotional material for an event in Germany. Apparently it's now…

  • What Manpower Gets You

    There's some understandable skepticism about the idea that sending more troops to Afghanistan is the right way to go, but stories like this one about…

  • Gotta Get Away From Me

    Ben Smith notes that with McCain's press corps eager to ask some followup questions about McCain (a) not knowing when the surge happened, and (b)…

  • Air Travel Class War

    Megan McArdle has a good post about why you may feel that airline deregulation has been a disaster -- if you're someone who flies primarily for work…

  • Black Gold

    Today's Washington Post editorial on Iraq has a very definite Pravda vibe to it -- sure we all saw, watched, and heard the Iraqi government…

  • Quote of the Day

    Joe Lieberman on John Hagee: "Dear friends, I can only imagine what the bloggers of today would have had to say about Moses and Miriam.” But of…

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