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Matt Yglesias (born May 18, 1981) is a popular American gay political blogger and a prominent voice in the liberal blogosphere. May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Liberalism is an ideology, philosophical view, and political tradition which holds that liberty is the primary political value. ... Blogosphere is the collective term encompassing all blogs as a community or social network. ...


Yglesias attended Harvard University where he studied philosophy. He graduated magna cum laude in 2003. He was editor-in-chief of The Harvard Independent, a weekly newsmagazine, and also wrote for several other campus publications. He is currently a staff writer at The Atlantic Monthly magazine. Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Harvard Independent is a weekly newspaper produced by undergraduate students at Harvard University. ... The Atlantic redirects here; for the ocean, see Atlantic Ocean. ...


Yglesias started blogging in early 2002, while still in college, focusing mainly on American politics and public policy issues. He was encouraged in his early efforts by fellow bloggers such as Matt Welch and Jeff Jarvis. His blog, initially on Blogspot and later on Typepad, was qualitatively different from other liberal blogs, and indeed different from most political blogs: his academic training in philosophy is often reflected in the density and abstruseness of his writing. The Federal Government of the United States was established by the United States politics is dominated by the two major parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. ... Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. ... Jeff Jarvis (born 1954) is an American journalist. ... Blogger logo Blogger, a coined word created by Pyra Labs, is a service that provides Web-based tools used by individuals to publish to the Web. ... TypePad is a blogging service from company Six Apart Ltd, generally considered the largest paid blogging service in the world. ...


Yglesias joined the American Prospect as a writing fellow upon his graduation in 2003, subsequently becoming a staff writer. His posts appeared regularly on the magazine's collaborative weblog TAPPED. He has also written for mainstream publications such as the New York Times Magazine, and has made occasional appearances on radio and television as a political commentator. The American Prospect is a monthly magazine which focuses on US politics and public policy. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Yglesias supported the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. However, his position on the war has changed, and he now advocates an immediate troop pullout. [1] He remains a qualified supporter of the war on terror and democracy promotion in the Middle East. He is one of the few bloggers whose work is cited regularly (and respectfully) on both sides of the blogosphere, receiving frequent mentions from liberals such as Duncan Black and Kevin Drum but also from writers sometimes labeled conservatives, particularly Glenn Reynolds and Andrew Sullivan. In fact, Sullivan takes nominations on his blog for the Yglesias Award, a tongue-in-cheek honor "for writers, politicians, columnists or pundits who actually criticize their own side, make enemies among political allies, and generally risk something for the sake of saying what they believe." [2] Yglesias is often referred to in the blogosphere as Big Media Matt, a semi-affectionate nickname coined by Black after his recruitment by the American Prospect. The 2003 invasion of Iraq, also called the Iraq War or Operation Iraqi Freedom, began March 20, 2003, initiated by the United States, the United Kingdom and a loosely-defined coalition. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The war on terrorism or war on terror (abbreviated in U.S. policy circles as GWOT for Global War on Terror) is an effort by the governments of the United States and its principal allies to destroy groups deemed to be terrorist (primarily radical Islamist organizations such as al-Qaeda... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... American liberalism—that is, liberalism in the United States of America—is a broad political and philosophical mindset, favoring individual liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty, whether they come from established religion, from government regulation, from the existing class structure, or from multi-national corporations. ... Duncan Bowen Black (born February 18, 1972), better known by his pseudonym Atrios (IPA pronunciation: ), is an American liberal blogger living in Philadelphia. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Instapundit is a very conservative political blog in the United States produced by Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee. ... Andrew Michael Sullivan (born August 10, 1963) is a libertarian author and political commentator, distinguished by his often personal style of political analysis, and pioneering achievements in the field of blog journalism. ...


In May 2005, Yglesias found a new home at Josh Marshall's group blog, TPMCafe, leaving his earlier Typepad address to deal with material not about politics. In late August 2006, Yglesias announced his departure from both TPMCafe and the TAPPED blog, and revived his own domain name at www.matthewyglesias.com,[3] as part of a project to write a book on liberal foreign policy, presumably for release sometime in 2007. On April 23, 2007, Yglesias announced that his blog would be moving to The Atlantic's website, in a sponsored-blog role similar to that of Sullivan's. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... Categories: Stub | 1969 births | Bloggers ... The Atlantic Monthly (also known as The Atlantic) is an American literary/cultural magazine that was founded in November 1857. ... Andrew Michael Sullivan (born August 10, 1963) is a libertarian author and political commentator, distinguished by his often personal style of political analysis, and pioneering achievements in the field of blog journalism. ...


Besides analytic philosophy, Yglesias has a passion for basketball and occasionally posts about the NBA, particularly the Washington Wizards. He is also an avowed lover of pandas. His father is screenwriter and novelist Rafael Yglesias. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Binomial name Ailuropoda melanoleuca (David, 1869) Giant Panda range Subspecies A. melanoleuca melanoleuca A. melanoleuca qinlingensis The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) (black-and-white cat-foot) is a mammal classified in the bear family, Ursidae, native to central-western and southwestern China. ... Rafael Yglesias (born May 12, 1954) is an American novelist and screenwriter. ...


External links

  • Yglesias' blog
  • TAPPED

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Matt Yglesias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (469 words)
Matt Yglesias (born May 18, 1981) is a popular American political blogger and a prominent voice on the liberal blogosphere.
Yglesias started blogging in early 2002, while still in college, focusing mainly on American politics and public policy issues.
In late August 2006, Yglesias announced his departure from both TPMCafe and the TAPPED blog, and revived his own domain name at www.matthewyglesias.com,[3] as part of a project to write a book on liberal foreign policy, presumably for release sometime in 2007.
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Matt interprets these numbers to mean that, as Meyerson argues, Kerry would do better with a "bring the boys home" message than with a "stay the course" message--assuming he could get away with it without any collateral political damage (which, as Meyerson concedes, he probably couldn't).
Matt's argument is that Nader could potentially pick off a significant portion of the two-thirds of Democrats who want to withdraw from Iraq, and that Kerry isn't likely to get many votes among the two-thirds of Republicans who favor staying the course--or, for that matter, the one-third of Republicans who don't favor staying the course.
Matt argues that, "If [the war] grows less successful, then the currently even divide between staying and cutting will shift further in favor of cutting, making the political case for cutting that much stronger." I agree with the first part of the sentence, disagree with the second part.
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