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Matthew Yglesias

Why the Right Wing Is Angry That We Blocked War With Iran

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb has been a key goal of Ploughshares Fund and many other security experts for decades. To suggest otherwise -- as David Samuels did -- is absurd.

Do Janet Yellen and Bernie Sanders Agree on More Than What's the Coolest Hair Color?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Whether or not he secures the nomination and ultimately the White House, my hope is that the longer Bernie Sanders remains front and center on the American political scene, the more likely it is that his ideas will influence the path Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve choose to take.

America's Real Racism Problem -- Visualized

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 07.22.2014 | Media
Jonathan Ezer

Matthew Yglesias wrote a thought provoking piece on the Donald Sterling controversy, and racism in America. The article contained several rich ideas...

What We Often Forget About Value Creation

Faisal Hoque | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Derived from my own entrepreneurial successes and failures, I have distilled three fundamental themes that I believe are the catalysts for long-term value for greater tangible and intangible impact.

Keep Tipping Your Servers

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

The No. 1 consequence of Obama’s re-election is that it essentially guarantees his signature health care law will be implemented. And not everyone i...

Breitbart Fans Get Revenge On Columnist For Controversial Tweet

Posted 03.06.2012 | Media

Some fans of Andrew Breitbart are using columnist Matthew Yglesias' new e-book to attack him for his controversial tweet about the late journalist. ...

Wonk Bloggers And The Vanishing Voices Of Workers

In These Times | Posted 03.14.2012 | Media

The hiring of wonky bloggers  like Yglesias--Slate hired him as its "business and economics correspondent" last November--is a labor issue that not o...

New Study Shows Michigan Ranks in Top 10 Among States in Which State and Local Politicos Ignore Public Opinion

Patricia Lesko | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

The complaint is pervasive: politicos are unresponsive. There is polarized policy being imposed on unpolarized voters all over the country, and Michigan ranks among the states where this happens most frequently.

It Is Time for Charter and Neighborhood School Teachers to Unite

John Thompson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
John Thompson

It is time for charters to stop seeking an unfair advantage, and play their game without undercutting the competition in high-poverty regular schools.

It's The Overused Headline, Stupid

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

"It's the economy, stupid" is a phrase that has lived on longer than anyone would have expected.

Public Option A Must! Sez Who? Sez Obama!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Just one month ago, President Obama, that left-of-the-left leftie, assured us that a public option was an absolute necessity for any health care bill he would sign into law

Matthew Yglesias: Global NATO? I Say No

Matthew Yglesias | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I've spent a huge amount of time trying and failing to compose a long, detailed counterargument to Will Marshall's case for expanding NATO membership,...

Jason Linkins

Somali Pirates: "Daily Show" On The Case (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, everyone likes pirates. Dressing like them, talking like them. Later, riding on Disney rollercoasters dedicated to their illustrated history of ...

Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Need a Timeout to Fix the Economy

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

Pelosi has made a difference in negotiating this bailout while still managing to speak directly with the public (imagine that!).