Blog Profile / Matthew Yglesias


URL :http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/
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Archived Since:May 10, 2010

Blog Post Archive

The mother of the woman who was killed in Charlottesville gave a beautiful eulogy for her daughter

The mother of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was killed last weekend, honored her daughter’s memory Wednesday at a memorial service in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heyer was killed when a man rammed a car into a group protesting white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the KKK who had gathered for the Unite the Right rally […]

Portland’s commitment to 100 percent renewable energy is already having a tangible impact

When Jessica Vega Pederson thinks about Portland, Oregon’s recent commitment to transitioning to 100 percent clean energy, she doesn’t so much think about the June 1 vote (it was unanimous) or the praise from Portland Mayor Tom Wheeler (it was effusive). She thinks about what happened the next day. “Passing the resolution is just the first […]

There is no comparison between white supremacists and Black Lives Matter

In response to a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left three people dead, much of the conservative media has unified behind a single talking point: What about Black Lives Matter? On Fox & Friends, co-host Pete Hegseth claimed that “violent aspects of Black Lives Matter ought be called out” during a segment of […]

Educators say reactions to Charlottesville reveal need for better teaching of history

After a white supremacist in Charlottesville rally grew increasingly violent, and eventually ended in the death of a 32 year-old counterprotester and injured 19 people, many Americans responded by saying that the violence carried out by white supremacists did not represent what America was about. Show More Summary

Former GOP comms director: ‘Don’t know how I can tell any minority why they should vote Republican’

President Trump’s defense of white supremacists during a news conference on Tuesday left the former communications director of the Republican National Committee wondering how Republicans can possibly persuade minorities to vote for them going forward. Doug Heye, who most recently served as deputy chief of staff for former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and […]

Republican Fox & Friends pundit, overcome with emotion, says he can’t defend Trump anymore

Gianno Caldwell, a Republican pundit, was skeptical of Donald Trump’s original run for president, but he came to be one of Trump’s most outspoken supporters. During an interview Wednesday morning on Fox News about President Trump’s outrageous press conference, his outlook changed dramatically. Caldwell was identified as a Republican political analyst, and he was introduced […]

Baltimore quietly removes Confederate statues at night as national debate rages

Baltimore took down Confederate statues late Tuesday night amid growing national tensions over both the removal of similar monuments and white supremacist demonstrations around the country. Following a plan approved by the Baltimore City Council on Monday, crews arrived with machinery to take the statues away, ending a year of debate. The process took place from […]

Here are all the Republican members of Congress who have called out the president

President Trump offered support for white nationalists and the Confederacy more than a century and a half after the end of the Civil War Tuesday, blaming the “alt-left” for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend and saying there were “very fine people” on both sides of the clashes. The president’s off-script comments were cheered […]

The powerful story behind the NCAA’s new sexual violence policy

Last Thursday was what activist and rape survivor Brenda Tracy now considers a typical day. In the early afternoon, she spoke to the University of Massachusetts  football team about sexual assault and domestic violence prevention. In the evening, she gave the same talk to the men’s basketball team. But between her meetings with the Minutemen, […]

Meet the clergy who stared down white supremacists in Charlottesville

Asked what it was like to march through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, evangelical author and FreedomRoad.us founder Lisa Sharon Harper was blunt. “It really felt like every step you take could be your last,” she said, later adding: “With each step, I just kept holding on to the call to love.” […]

White nationalists celebrate Trump press conference: ‘I was fist pumping!!’

During a press conference on infrastructure at Trump Tower Tuesday, President Trump’s remarks veered into dubious territory when he remarked on the events that took place at Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend — and white nationalists across the internet cheered. Trump, who hadn’t advised the press he would be taking any questions, espoused the same […]

Judge blocks coal mine expansion, citing lack of adequate climate analysis

A federal judge blocked a proposed expansion of an underground coal mine in Montana because the project’s climate change impacts were not adequately considered by the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled Monday that the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM) inflated the economic benefits of the 176 million-ton expansion of Signal Peak […]

Trump cites ‘another side’ for violence at white supremacist rally — ‘you can call them the left’

During an impromptu news conference on Tuesday, President Trump said he has no regrets about the widely-decried statement he initially made blaming “many sides” for the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend and resulted in the death of an innocent 32-year-old woman named Heather Heyer. Shortly after […]

Trump defends white supremacist rally, says it was really about protecting ‘very important’ statue

At President Trump’s heated press conference Tuesday afternoon, he strongly defended statues and symbols representing the Confederacy. Insisting that not all of the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville this weekend were bad people, Trump explained that some “were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue, Robert E. […]

Trump blames ‘alt-left’ for violence at white supremacist rally

President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the counter-protesters who showed up at Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, stating that they had attacked the other group and were partially responsible for the violence that ensued. His comments drew swift criticism from those who saw the president’s remarks as an attempt to justify the initial […]

NASA shocker: Last month was hottest July, and hottest month, on record

July 2017 has narrowly topped July 2016 as the hottest July on record, according to a shocking analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) released Tuesday. As a result, July 2017 is statistically tied with August 2016 (and July 2016) as the hottest month on record. What’s so surprising here is that […]

Trump’s new infrastructure order could cost taxpayers billions

Today, President Donald Trump rescinded an Obama-era rule that required federally-funded infrastructure to follow stricter building standards aimed at reducing flood-related damages. The update also required that federally-funded infrastructure built along the coastline take into account future projections for sea-level rise. Show More Summary

Fox News website features story glorifying running over liberal protesters with cars

A webpage that’s still live on Fox News’ website as this is published is headlined, “Here’s A Reel Of Cars Plowing Through Protesters Trying To Block The Road.” The page features a video compilation of cars striking protesters put together by The Daily Caller, a right-wing news site. It starts with a chyron that says, […]

Hundreds flood the streets on fifth anniversary of deportation relief program

Hundreds of immigrants and allies across the country rallied Tuesday on the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the Obama-era deportation relief program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Since the program’s inception, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants have been able to apply for the program, work in the United States, and not worry […]

Texas governor signs controversial ‘rape insurance’ abortion coverage into law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill Tuesday afternoon, approved by the Senate over the weekend, that would prohibit all insurance companies from covering non-life threatening abortion care in standard health plans. Women, trans, and non-binary people will need to pay an additional insurance premium if they want their health plan to cover abortions performed […]

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