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Matthew Yglesias at Vox has a great piece up which I was cheering as I was reading it. Martin O’Malley is running the campaign people want from Elizabeth Warren In his run through Iowa this ...
by fcvaguy
Comment Count 51 comments on Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 07:35 PM PDT with 52 Recommends
During the State of the Union address last month, President Obama made note of a particularly perilous situation that requires an immediate response in order to prevent certain catastrophe. Warning ...
by News Corpse
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 10:48 PM PST with 39 Recommends
T his story starts in Bangladesh on a Wednesday morning. It was early—say 8:56—on April 24, 2013. There were 3,000-odd people crammed into an eight-story building called Rena Plaza. One minute ...
by Shef
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 07:09 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
I have to agree with Paul Krugman on why Matthew Yglesias is wrong about our supposed hating of turkey. M.Y. in 2012, we produced a staggering 49.5 billion pounds of chicken meat worth an aggregate ...
by marc brazeau
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 01:08 PM PST with 3 Recommends
In Part I, Part II, and Part III, I listed and analyzed seven options, analyzed them and also pointed ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 08:16 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
These days when multi-national corporations have revenues larger than the GDP of some countries, are fully plugged in to the governments that supposedly regulate them, and are taking an ever ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 06:46 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
M artin Gilens, over at the Boston  Review , pens a thought-provoking, if timid, piece on income inequality and the health of our Democracy. In his brief response , noted blogger and human ...
by Shef
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 08:00 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
In my last two posts I've been reviewing the new wave of mainstream posts and commentary on Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS) by way of providing background for making the case that the MSM are ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 02:32 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Slate's Matthew Yglesias summarizes Baingate like this: The way the Bain/outsourcing debate has gone, if I understand it, is this: 1. Romney touts his experience in the private sector as a key ...
by gshenaut
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 09:05 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Ben Bernanke addressed Congress yesterday. While acknowledging that risks to the U.S. economy have grown, he proposed no new actions : The situation in Europe poses significant risks to the U.S. ...
by akadjian
Comment Count 102 comments on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 04:42 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
Matthew Yglesias posting in Slate, also gave us a few words on Dylan Matthews's post about Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). He starts with this thought: ”Is the inflation of the 1970s a ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 06:30 AM PST with 7 Recommends
So I've been following Yglesias for a bit, and I don't know how Kossacks or fellow leftists feel about him, but I am a big fan, and grow into a bigger and bigger fan as I read more of him on Slate....
by sujigu
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 12:52 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Following up on yesterday’s post that was, in part, about how Americans were ...
by swellsman
Comment Count 95 comments on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 01:53 PM PDT with 128 Recommends
Esby here, just got back form CPAC. Now I now you've heard some people were booed, and I just wanted to give the background on what happened. In one part of the Marriott Wardman Park was CPAC, but ...
by esby
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 11:12 AM PST with 6 Recommends
So I'm driving through town today and I see this line coming out of a building. Aha, I think, where there's a line there has to be a cutting edge technological device that I can buy and brag to my ...
by esby
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 10:41 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Welcome to the 10th edition of Quote the Ravin', a roundup of quotes from the week. I'm esby, your leader in all things quotable, and, I'm fired up because I didn't pay my $75 do-not-burn-my-house ...
by esby
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Oct 05, 2010 at 01:38 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The Congressional Budget Hawk who killed the Clinton Healthcare Plan in 1993 due to numbers would vote "Yes" on the Senate Health Plan. That should help sway a lot of house congressional blue dogs ...
by calchala
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Mar 01, 2010 at 03:19 PM PST with 24 Recommends
With the bombshell [announcement http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/us/politics/26budget.html?hp] of a freeze in net Federal discretionary spending on many domestic programs tonight, much confusion (...
by Jay Elias
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 08:38 PM PST with 32 Recommends
(From TWD ) It has really been highly peculiar and damaging to our process the attack that House ...
by sluggahjells
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 12:09 PM PST with 14 Recommends
The Atlantic has just published a list of 15 articles/proposals - titled as "15 ways to fix the world." Some of the ideas are IMO crazy,
by tietack
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Jun 19, 2009 at 12:30 PM PDT with 4 Recommends