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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The median voter is a 50-something white person who didn't go to college.

Most people live in metro areas smaller than Rochester, NY.

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It’s cool that we spent a year arguing about various candidates’ domestic policy proposals when it was obvious all along that the median members of congress would be too conservative for it to make a difference.

RINO Hank Paulson says a debt ceiling breach would be bad, but none of the other GOP former Treasury Secretaries would sign the letter I guess.

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My guess is the 2020 murder surge is at least in part related to this finding that there's less violence crime when there's a hit violent movie in the theaters.

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The audience is always the biggest problem in media.

Fed still looks to me like they are lowballing inflation forecasts.

What has (pleasantly) surprised me most about Biden is his total lack of interest in the traditional Democratic Party deficit reduction agenda. But I did not expect Biden to just throw open the doors to a huge number of asylum claims.

Oh no will she and her husband collaborate on a nefarious plan to increase the number of dwellings in Boston???

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I don’t really understand why this is what you’ve chosen to spend your time doing.

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Democrats have bound themselves to a set of rules where the GOP's top priorities (tax cuts & judicial confirmations) can be done with 50 votes but Democratic priorities cannot. It is very stupid.

The cynic in me can’t help but note that the one errant drone strike at the close of the Afghan War seems to have attracted roughly as much scrutiny as all strikes during the previous ten years combined.

I am running out of different ways to tweet this, but if centrist dems kill off all the popular economic policy items then they themselves are the ones who are going to be crushed as politics is reduced to culture war food fights.

The flu is no riskier than the flu, and yet I’m getting a flu shot because being sick is unpleasant.

I think when the vaccine is approved for kids 5-11 there’s going to be a huge outpouring of relief on Twitter and then something like 70% of parents won’t get their kids vaccinated.

Fresh content — homelessness is about housing not mental health or drug addiction. That’s why you see the most homelessness where homes are scarce not where addiction is most prevalent.

Maybe we could pay France to build us some of their cost-effective civilian nuclear reactors, and they could let us have the nuclear sub market.

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