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Matthew Yglesias

  1. democracy
    Liberalism and Socialism Are Both in CrisisThe past decade of global warming and right-wing advance poses an existential threat to various visions of human progress.
  2. modest proposals
    The Case for Adding 672 Million More AmericansA population of a billion would (maybe?) solve all the country’s problems.
  3. the national interest
    There’s a Chance American Democracy Is Not DoomedIs the Constitution the problem? Or is it conservatives?
  4. How Unions Can Save College SportsNot a threat, but a salvation.
  5. the national interest
    Polar Vortex Still Way Better Than Being Too HotTaking a stand in the new liberal Cold War.
  6. the national interest
    Why Republicans Keep Their Technical Tax VirginityThe GOP lets the Democrats feel up its revenue but not go all the way.
  7. the national interest
    Syria Isn’t Iraq. Everything Isn’t Iraq.We’re all the victims of historical timing.
  8. the national interest
    Imperial Germany: Still Bad’New York’ Magazine finally ends its long, conspicuous silence on the urgent question of historical responsibility for World War I.
  9. the national interest
    Liberal Hypocrite Purchases HomeJust the kind of thing liberals always do.
  10. blog-stained wretches
    Matthew Yglesias Will Be Blogging at SlateThe ThinkProgress economics writer is moving on.
  11. breitbartleby the scrivener
    Andrew Breitbart Willing to Pay $100,000 for Mundane Chat LogsHe hopes the JournoList e-mails will reveal a secret liberal conspiracy.
  12. ink-stained wretches
    ‘The Atlantic’ Brings the Media Party to Its Gruesome, Inevitable ConclusionAfter 150 years of really great ideas, The Atlantic has come up with one that makes us uncomfortable. To celebrate their anniversary milestone, reports WWD, they’re going to throw a big party with stars you’d expect, like Tom Wolfe, Arianna Huffington, and Moby (er…), but they’re going to put the whole thing onstage. The audience will be whoever wants to stop by and watch journalists and luminaries get together and schmooze. “It’s the cocktail party as performance art,” said Atlantic Media consumer media president Justin Smith. First of all, didn’t Gawker already have this idea when they had a live feed from their book party? At least at their version, people were doing drugs and trying to hook up. And second, can The Atlantic possibly believe that people, even readers, would want to watch journalists frolicking in their natural habitat*? This is not a good sign. If you’ve ever wondered whether Andrew Sullivan or Matthew Yglesias is better over canapés, you are truly, truly demented. Or, you know, a blogger. Are we really at the point that people are throwing parties solely to pander to us? Somehow we imagined this would feel more satisfying. *Open bars on someone else’s dime, naturally. Life of the Party [WWD]