Matthew Yglesias

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Matt Yglesias

Matthew Yglesias

Center for American Progress

In 2005 Matthew Yglesias served in the Communications department of Center for American Progress.[1] Fellow

Soros connection

On November 29, 2006 Open Society Institute held a roundtable discussion entitled "How Do Progressives Connect Ideas to Action?"

Individuals and organizations with similarly progressive goals often dilute their power by working alone or even working at cross-purposes. As Americans who are politically left of center move forward, questions of infrastructure, communication, and collaboration are particularly important.

Participants included several key leaders of the "progressive" movement[2];

Campus Progress Conference

Emira Woods, Matthew Yglesias, Fellow, Center for American Progress, Reuben Brigety, Director, Sustainable Security Program, Center for American Progress, Jamie Fly, Executive Director, The Foreign Policy Initiative and Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director, National Security Network were speakers on the Threat Assessment: How the U.S. and the global community should deal with terrorism, rogue states, and nuclear proliferation panel at the Campus Progress Conference held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., July 8, 2009.

Other speakers at the conference included President Bill Clinton, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Van Jones, former Special Advisor for Green Jobs, White House Council on Environmental Quality.[3]


Matthew Yglesias, of The Atlantic Monthly, blogger, POLITICO, was an identified member of JournoList - an email group of approximately 400 "progressive" and socialist journalists, academics and "new media" activists.

JournoList members reportedly coordinated their messages in favor of Barack Obama and the Democrats, and against Sarah Palin and the Republican Party. JournoList was founded in 2007 and was closed down in early 2010.[4]

The American Prospect

In 2009 Matthew Yglesias was listed as a Senior Correspondent of The American Prospect.[5]

2010 Netroots Nation

Yglesias spoke at the 2010 Netroots Nation Conference.[6] Netroots Nation is a progressive organization that networks progressive ideas and people. It has an annual convention and regional salons throughout the year. Netroots Nation convention used to be known as the YearlyKos Convention (they rebranded to Netroots Nation in 2007).[7]