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Matthew Yglesias


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Past articles by Matthew:

Post-Trump Republicans Are All About Lower Taxes

Cultural populism may help win elections, but once in power the GOP tends to prioritize regressive economic policy. → Read More

More Nuclear Power Is What Both Parties Want

Democrats and Republicans favor building more and smaller plants, but the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is making it hard. → Read More

Republicans Have a Special Obligation to Venezuelan Migrants

Those who oppose lifting US sanctions on Venezuela owe a duty to the people fleeing deprivation and despair. → Read More

What’s Dangerous Is America’s Lack of Crime Data

More timely national information about crime and policing would make it easier to devise strategies to reduce violence. → Read More

Why aren’t medical breakthroughs in obesity a bigger deal?

We're stuck in a dead-end debate over body positivity and dieting when real solutions to the problem exist. → Read More

Build Back a Better Joe Manchin

The senator needs to return to his political roots and reconsider his opposition to the Democrats’ latest budget package. → Read More

Joe Manchin Was Right, and Democrats Should Admit It

If the party wants to pass meaningful legislation before November, it will have to work with the senator from West Virginia. → Read More

John Fetterman’s Vaguely Encouraging Politics

The candidate for US Senate in Pennsylvania doesn’t offer a lot of details, but voters know where he stands. → Read More

Biden Can Do Much More to Fight Inflation

The president says that slowing the rise in prices is his top priority, but he’s not running his administration that way. → Read More

In Flip-Flopping on Trump, J.D. Vance Upholds a Bipartisan Tradition

Like Biden, Trump and Obama before him, the Senate candidate from Ohio opportunistically changed his mind. → Read More

America Needs Elon Musk — to Sell Electric Cars

The billionaire’s appeal to conservatives may help the EV industry lure drivers who are hesitant to give up their gasoline-powered vehicles. → Read More

The Lifting of the Mask Mandate Is a Gift to Democrats

A federal judge’s ruling may succeed in getting an awkward topic off the party’s agenda. → Read More

If Canada’s Conservatives Can Say YIMBY, Why Can’t America’s?

North of the U.S. border, it’s the right-of-center party that’s calling for denser development in the suburbs. → Read More

What If Fox News Viewers Watched CNN Instead?

Previous studies have shown that partisan media affect how people vote. A new study shows they also affect how people think. → Read More

Biden Should Tax the Rich to Shrink the Deficit

It’s an idea from President Barack Obama’s administration, but it’s better suited to the current president’s macroeconomic situation. → Read More

Cheap Gasoline Can Be Part of a Good Climate Policy

It’s not hypocritical to support green energy while also trying to keep down the cost of fossil fuels. → Read More

The Anti-China, Pro-Immigration Coalition

More and more members of Congress are realizing that America’s immigrant economy is a competitive advantage. → Read More

What Biden Can Do to Help Keep Schools Open

The president needs to be clear with teachers unions that in-person learning is a national priority. → Read More


The enduring vision of Harry Reid

The former Senate majority leader, who died this week at 82, was a forward-thinking political strategist who played to win. → Read More

What Democrats Need: More Short-Term Thinking

As the party battles over its plans to remake American society, it is ignoring the more immediate concerns of many voters. → Read More