Matthew Yglesias 🍦

Matthew Yglesias 🍦

@mattyglesias

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Writer and editor, Slow Boring. Senior Fellow, Niskanen Center. Host of The Weeds. Essential media worker. These tweets are worth what you pay for them.

Washington, DC
Joined on July 15, 2008
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @mattyglesias and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

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an hour
Average replies
27
Average retweets
59
Average likes
477
Tweets with photos
28 / 100
Tweets with videos
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124. in country United States and category Writer

492. in category Writer

All the recent FBI Directors, by contrast, have been federal prosecutors with experience at Main Justice (i.e., they have relevant experience with law enforcement issues) but they're not former FBI agents. Big city police departments don't normally do that.

Quoted @Tom_Winter

(The NYPD Commissioner position has been a civilian post since its inception in the 1860s) https://t.co/GiAW2WPaeE

Okay, but: β€” The current NYPD commissioner was a career NYPD officer before becoming commissioner. β€” His predecessor was a career NYPD officer before becoming commissioner. β€” His predecessor was a Boston cop before becoming a chief. Yang is arguing to try a real civilian. https://t.co/UdcPOqlT1M

I keep wanting to read more about the Johnson & Johnson one shot vaccine. Doesn't this seem like a big deal? Are plans being made to incorporate it into the rollout strategy?

Political violence remains extremely unpopular, but many conservatives believe propaganda outlets telling them the rioters were leftists https://t.co/p7q7T9vmyX https://t.co/p2N3OzOX1w
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Political violence remains extremely unpopular, but many conservatives believe propaganda outlets telling them the rioters were leftists https://t.co/p7q7T9vmyX https://t.co/p2N3OzOX1w

Quoted @amconmag

"Remember all you on the Left who said that the riots last summer meant that the rest of us needed to listen to black America talk about its sense of pain and grievance over racism? Well, apply that logic to this." https://t.co/oStxQec4En

Conveniently, I never rationalized looting like that and feel comfortable saying that attacking the Capitol, murdering a cop, and trying to kidnap members of congress to overturn a legitimate election was in fact even worse. https://t.co/oPDONWxDqF

Quoted @StuartJRitchie

My latest for Unherd, with numbers from a new poll of people’s understanding of how COVID spreads. It’s been a year. We’ve learned so much about the virus. Can we *please* de-emphasise the β€œWaSh YoUr hAnDs” stuff? https://t.co/cyJD2R06b5

To me the clearest evidence that there's a problem here is that major retailers aren't out of stock of the main HEPA purifier brands. https://t.co/X7xtqIS49x

[From a Johnson & Johnson release] 

I think a little under-appreciated by the public that under the current trial paradigm, we're making fast advances in vaccines not "despite" the virus spreading rapidly but in part *because* the virus has spread so rapidly. https://t.co/GJOw0Aursi

[From a Johnson & Johnson release] I think a little under-appreciated by the public that under the current trial paradigm, we're making fast advances in vaccines not "despite" the virus spreading rapidly but in part *because* the virus has spread so rapidly. https://t.co/GJOw0Aursi

Quoted @mmasnick

I've read this story 3 times and... each time I'm more perplexed. The Secret Service agents were barred from using any of the 7 toilets in Ivanka's house, so they'd run over to the Obama's, the Pence's, or a local store, before RENTING A NEARBY BASEMENT JUST FOR THE BATHROOM. https://t.co/6ZRM09xJAT

When we had some renovation work done, the contractor asked us if it was okay for the workers to use our bathroom. I was like, why would you ask that? What kind of person would say no? Now I know. https://t.co/nDMzaNj9Ox

5) Given all that, don’t just β€œlike” things when you know you should retweet them. Don’t worry you’re tweeting too much or repeating yourself. It won’t hurt you, and you encourage more clicks for the good stuff. πŸ‘

Quoted @AsInMarx

Yang is the epitome of Reddit Populism, a mixture of half-baked "cool" policies, le epic memes, and actually quite good ideas that have been around for a long time, ruined by an insistence that they're new and original. Intense appeal to pundits, and a particular kind of dumb guy

Good ideas βœ… Appeals to the media βœ… Seems exciting to people who don’t know that much about politics βœ… These are good things! https://t.co/8Q2jigVDd5

I do wish this point from @jenny_schuetz got more attention: whether your vision for urban housing places more emphasis on new public housing, private-but-subsidized, or market rate, the main obstacle you are going to face *is the same obstacle* https://t.co/ZaNltLsJYc https://t.co/N30YJRquO6

I do wish this point from @jenny_schuetz got more attention: whether your vision for urban housing places more emphasis on new public housing, private-but-subsidized, or market rate, the main obstacle you are going to face *is the same obstacle* https://t.co/ZaNltLsJYc https://t.co/N30YJRquO6

Meanwhile … because of a catastrophic policy failure, the pandemic continues to rage in the US, needlessly. Transcript here of a discussion with Michael Mina and me on the test strategy that we should still be rolling out, even as we vaccinate. https://t.co/gGDRTdBUsr

Cool bit of think tank history here, a look at how some of the plumbing in DC really works. https://t.co/1wEgyiUil0

Quoted @RepAndyVargas

It's official! Our housing legislation is now law. Governor Baker signed the economic development bill tonight. Shout out to my partner and friend @RepKevinHonan! This bill promises more housing supply & more equitable production across the state. #mapoli https://t.co/Tqgrgv3xCe

It's official! Our housing legislation is now law. Governor Baker signed the economic development bill tonight. Shout out to my partner and friend @RepKevinHonan! 

This bill promises more housing supply & more equitable production across the state.  #mapoli https://t.co/Tqgrgv3xCe

Woohoo! First statewide zoning reform of 2021. Who’s gonna be next? https://t.co/Y53YJjEMaP

I'd support a 12-hour Trump Twitter Jubilee right before Biden's inauguration. https://t.co/tMPVL8C6J9

Quoted @primalpoly

Your periodic reminder that a sudden increase in the minimum wage is an extremely effective way to destroy jobs, small businesses, & poor communities, to incentivize automation & outsourcing, and to reward Big Tech.

Not according to the [checks notes] economics literature, but ymmv I guess. https://t.co/aVbIH9C5C4

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