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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As I’ve gone from philosophy undergrad to journalist, I can’t help but read this and think “why not just ask Scanlon?” He’s around, he answers emails.

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These disputes are generally not about the underlying science

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“Build a bridge to the 21st century” —> 379 electoral votes

Hoping that when the semiconductor supply chain issues get worked out, Bill Gates can develop some next generation microchips that don’t cause this much muscle soreness.

This graphic is cool but isn’t the answer to all these “how safe are you?” questions that if you’ve gotten vaccinated you are extremely safe since the odds of a vaccinated person developing serious symptoms are extremely low?

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The Great Recession was really bad

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It’s Alanis-ironic that making the bonus UI conditions-based rather than calendar-based was a progressive idea, got shot down because of the CBO score, and now business owners are sad we didn’t do it.

Deflation. Gotta do another stimulus.

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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.

Both the the heavy handed federal police presence in DC over the summer and the nonexistent national guard presence today were direct consequences of the fact that DC is not a state and lacks self-government in crucial respects.

It’s weird that none of Biden’s senior staff hires are unqualified members of his immediate family.

It's a small but telling thing as you can see so many "responsible" GOP electeds today describing the assault on the Capitol as a kind of crime agains the police, rather than against American democracy.

The outright fraud claims are absurd but clearly some of the psychology of what’s playing out is conservatives genuinely shocked that Trump lost, and they should do some soul searching about how they got so out of touch and stuck in their bubble.

This is how Republicans react to an electoral system that's slanted 2-6 points in their favor.

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

I am not one of those guys who logs on every day to complain that "Democratic leaders are doing it wrong," but I think that if a Dem president defunded the entire military over an unrelated fight with tech companies that the GOP would be a tad more aggressive with their attacks.

Not too late for a speedy impeachment and removal if McConnell is serious.

Biden has failed to deliver on his promise of erratic tweeting.

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