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Matthew Yglesias

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Matthew Yglesias is a senior editor at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a former Prospect staff writer, and the author of Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats.

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Remember how the Bush tax cuts saved us from the recession? Oh wait ... Read more

Economic Policy

Why isn't the Fed doing more to shore up the economy? Read more

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Lawrence Lessig wants to change the corrupt campaign-finance system. His solution, though, is wanting. Read more

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Lawrence Lessig wants to change the corrupt campaign-finance system. His solution, though, is wanting. Read more

Books

The Texas job miracle is no miracle -- it's because of immigration. Read more

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Like zombie banks that made bad loans, supporters of the Iraq War have dug in their heels on past mistakes. Read more

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Iraq and Afghanistan taught us that we don't know how to rebuild a nation -- in Libya, we're just not trying. Read more

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Texas Governor Rick Perry objects to the Fed printing money for exactly the reasons we ought to do it. Read more

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Greece's economic problems were a sign of fundamental problems with the euro. Read more

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Does the current impasse over the debt ceiling augur a constitutional collapse? Read more

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Obama made a mistake going into Libya, and we won't accomplish much there. Read more

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Rep. Paul Ryan's foreign policy ideas are sensible, but his budget would make implementing them impossible. Read more

America and the World

The U.S. is Israel's BFF, but the feeling isn't mutual. Read more

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We've achieved all of the aims laid out by George W. Bush in our post-9/11 military action. Read more

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At the first-ever press conference by a sitting head of the Fed, reporters asked all but the most important question. Read more

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Why increasing oil prices are a big problem for China, and for us. Read more

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A philosophical defense of blogging Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The right's ridiculous rhetoric on Obama will have a real effect on policy. Read more

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Why the drumbeat to go to war with Libya is a bad idea Read more

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Economic development is at the root of unrest throughout the Arab world -- and helping countries manage economic growth well should be our concern going forward. Read more

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