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Matthew Yglesias
Patience and cold blood + faith in yourself.
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Matthew Yglesias 15s
Does the candidate Ryan is attacking favor open borders?
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Matthew Yglesias 18m
I am also not thrilled!
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Dylan Matthews 21m
Back in the Wonkblog era, I would sometimes complain and say "this topic doesn't matter" and Ezra would reply, "if we only wrote about what matters, this site would just be about, like, malaria and human extinction." So now we're *actually gonna do that*
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Old stuff looks cool because it’s old.
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Sweden needs a Nordic-style welfare state.
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Ruben Gallego 1h
Late last night, Republicans voted down my amendment to prevent YOUR tax dollars from being used to subsidize illegal grazing on YOUR public lands. Yet more evidence that the GOP only supports the rule of law when it’s politically convenient.
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Lee Drutman 1h
"Even a wave as powerful as those in 2006 or 2010 might not give Democrats control of the House." This is THE STORY of 2018. The playing field is severely tilted against Democrats. And it's only possible because of single-member plurality districts.
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Matthew Yglesias 2h
Replying to @Noahpinion
The carbon tax replaces the current gas tax.
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Matthew Yglesias 2h
Replying to @Noahpinion
Yes, but one impact of the policy change will be to tend to slow the shift toward electric cars.
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Matthew Yglesias 2h
The author of "Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change” is concerned that Trump’s opponents are flinging around irresponsible rhetoric.
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Matthew Yglesias 2h
Unlike old-timers like Dan Coats who are on their way out the door, Nielsen clearly wants a future a Republican Party politics and sees which way things are headed.
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Eric Columbus 20h
Replying to @mattyglesias @jbview
Rahm told administration colleagues “spend no political capital on judges” without realizing that one can also *build* political capital through nominations, even/especially those that fail.
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Jason Bordoff 2h
Environmental impacts are not so small (see graph). But the costs are (0.1-0.2% of GDP). See our analysis with
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Matthew Yglesias 2h
Replying to @jbouie
There is a lot that can be done through better public policy to improve the material living standards of the vast majority of Americans. But you can’t literally bring back the economic and social conditions that prevailed decades ago.
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Matthew Yglesias 2h
I endorse this take, but also an addendum — the specific demographic of blue collar midwestern whites who sit at the current pivot of US electoral politics are a bit unusual because the main things they seem to want out of politics are impossible.
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Matthew Yglesias 2h
Yes, this this this — so much of the Trump Era is the bitter harvest of a generation-long stretch of elite impunity.
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Matthew Yglesias 2h
Replying to @yeselson
Bernie’s been in office forever but always at the margins of national politics; Warren had a long and successful pre-political career; Harris only got to DC 10 minutes ago.
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Matthew Yglesias 2h
It’s unfortunate that members of the US Senate have no power to hold hearings, issue subpoenas, or otherwise seek answers to these questions. Seems like an odd constitutional lacuna.
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Matthew Yglesias 2h
It’s been pointed out to me that using “lame” in this way is not a good habit. I apologize and will try to do better. If you catch me doing it again, call me out.
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