Matthew Yglesias

The Unbearable Inanity of Tim Russert

n May 27, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson appeared on Meet the Press hoping, no doubt, to get a question about Iraq policy. Richardson was advocating the complete withdrawal of all U.S. forces, an important policy distinction at a time when his rivals all favored retaining a substantial “residual” presence in Iraq. Soon enough, the… Read more »

Shrum and Dumber

alking around Washington, D.C., telling people youre reading Bob Shrums forthcoming memoir turns out to be a fantastic small-talk gambit. People are astounded, confused, sympathetic. Someone gave him a book deal? Who would read that? Who would buy it? Good questions, all. But none quite as good as the question of why Shrum wrote the… Read more »