Matthew Yglesias

Matthew Yglesias


10x tweeter. AirBNB Superhost. Dad. Chief Neoliberal Shill, 2019. The Weeds podcast. Proud owner of a non-conforming garage. Vox co-founder.

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11th century Scotland routinely invaded northern England, primarily in order to capture and enslave people.

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New Post poll shows Trump with a significant enthusiasm advantage over Biden but he’s also down by ten points.

When the president of the United States spends years telling people that journalists are “enemies of the people,” some of his fans are going to take that seriously — and he has a lot of fans among police officers.

Rapacious private equity firms loading their ancestral domains up with debt too finance their crusades

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Obviously you can’t just turn protests on and off. But I think with every passing day Dem leaders’ lack of interest in trying to mobilize mass resistance — which was a prominent feature of US politics in 2017-2018 — during the impeachment saga looks worse and worse.

If only trump had thought to use Nickname Power he could have held the House in 2018.

And police routinely issue totally illegal verbal commands to stop photographing or recording things.

In the market for research on some of the interplay between politics, demographics, and policing issues: Do majority-black cities see different policing outcomes? Does it make a difference if the city has a lot of black officers? Do black mayors matter? Black police chiefs?

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Trump: My re-election theme is getting tough on China. China: We’re stamping out Hong Kong autonomy and maybe invading India a little. Trump: Did you hear about Joe Scarborough?

TIL During the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore some of the looting was done by members of an elite police squad that stole prescription drugs and sold them to a middleman to put out on the street.

The Chinese madam selling access to the president via his private beach club in Florida is a mind-boggling scandal but we’re really and truly numb at this point.

When you have a president who thinks he benefits from chaos and the unraveling of the social fabric, bad things happen.

The habit of treating employees and employers as identical interests is a real flaw in a lot of money in politics reporting.

Not to make everything about Trump, but on his watch the federal government has moved very aggressively from day one to roll back any kind of progress and establish police impunity.

The police response to protestors sure seems to vary according to the ideological and demographic composition of the protests.

IDK how significant this is as a substantive matter, but last year the mayor of Minneapolis decided to end some “warrior style” police training program that he decided was contributing to problems so the union went and continued the program anyway.

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