To Vox’s Matthew Yglesias, ‘GOP’ Might As Well Stand For ‘Grou

July 17th, 2014 6:58 AM
No, Vox blogger Matthew Yglesias has not suggested that an appropriate slogan for the current Republican party would be “Get off our lawn!” Yglesias did, however, argue in a Tuesday post that these days, conservative politics reeks of “oldsterism,” as evidenced by developments including righties advocating large budget cuts except for programs benefiting those 55 and older; “constant bickering…

Vox Mocked for Income Inequality Interview at Expensive Bar Serving

April 30th, 2014 5:27 PM
There are so many things to mock about General Electric Vox from the fact that there is almost no Vox Populi (i.e. reader's comments) in Vox except for a narcissistic story celebrating itself after just three weeks on the web to Sarah Kliff reporting today with a straight face about how the White House considers that rising health care spending means ObamaCare is working. Perhaps the most…

Slate's Yglesias Demands Redistribution: 'Idea of Equal Opportunities

January 30th, 2014 6:00 PM
For some liberals in the media, working to ensure equality of  opportunity just isn’t enough. They want to see every American achieve an equal outcome and government have an active role in redistribution of wealth. Matthew Yglesias, business and economics correspondent at Slate, made such a contention in a Thursday article titled “Sorry, Equal Opportunity Isn’t Good Enough.”

MSNBC Panel Agrees: If ObamaCare Fails, Blame GOP and Young People

July 18th, 2013 4:48 PM
President Barack Obama touted benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a speech at the White House Thursday, claiming his signature health care bill is “doing what it’s designed to do.” The president also acknowledged the “glitches” that have impacted the implementation of the law, including his announced one-year delay of a so-called “employer mandate” requiring businesses with more than…

MSNBC Panel Agrees: Boehner Can't Handle Republican 'Clown Farm,' Pelo

June 21st, 2013 6:25 PM
Alex Wagner appeared positively giddy over the House of Representative’s failure to pass the farm bill Thursday, using the bill’s defeat as an opportunity to rail against John Boehner and the House Republican caucus on Friday’s Now. Wagner’s all-liberal panel joined in on the host’s routine GOP-bashing, with Michelle Goldberg berating the party’s “kamikaze ideology” and Eugene Robinson…

Seems Like He Wanted It to Be True: Slate's Yglesias Runs With Unsuppo

August 14th, 2012 10:02 AM
Matthew Yglesias has been posting at, supposedly a paragon of online establishment press journalism, as a business and economics correspondent since November of last year. His background is unmistakably leftist: ThinkProgress, the Atlantic, TPM Media, and the American Prospect. On Saturday, a Yglesias found a blog post which was apparently too good to check at The Richmonder, a…

Jose Vargas, the Left's Illegal-Alien Hero

June 24th, 2011 10:59 AM
Reid Epstein at Politico rounded up the blogosphere reaction to former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas proclaiming he's an illegal alien (including Billy Hallowell, Meredith Jessup, and NewsBusters yesterday). On the left, he found, Vargas "has become the embodiment of the American dream." His examples:

In Record Time: Lib Not Getting His Way Calls America 'Ungovernable

December 13th, 2009 10:24 PM
The last two times I remember this happening -- with Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s and New York City Mayor David Dinkins in the early 1990s -- it at least took a few years for exasperated establishment media liberals to blame the system for a favored politician's difficulties in achieving his agenda, and to call the country and Gotham, respectively, "ungovernable." Afterwards, Ronald Reagan and…