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Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times

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4. There is no need to make this an either-or debate. Cultural anxiety (including, yes, racism) and economic anxiet… Well, why is it less of a "good deal to be a white, Christian male in America"? In significant part because so m… Here, for example, is the author of a new study claiming to refute economic anxiety as an explanation: "It used… The reductive debate about race/culture vs economic anxiety strikes me as misleading and counterproductive. Clea… are as many men named James as all women combined among CEOs of Fortune 500 companies
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe answer to the question "How many male names, starting with the most common names in each group, does it take to…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHappy #AZ08 Election Day! Reminder to people hyping this as a coin flip: Rs have a 17% voter reg advantage & lead b…
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@justinjm1 True. Though another way to think of it: They want a larger share of USGDP growth. Arguably a fairer share.This is true. voters and the Democratic base disagree on a bunch of issues -- but not on economic policy. Both are deeply p…’re living in a dark economic era. It’s time for big, bold ideas to address the stagnation of living standards, w…
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Polls show that most Americans favor: - higher taxes on the rich & corporations - generous Medicare, Medicaid & Soc…
@libbyanelson Love it. This literally was my newsletter earlier this week. I tied to the news and all, but copped to being a late adopter.The John Bates Clark Medal -- given to the best academic economist under age 40 -- goes to Parag Pathak of MIT (… to my friend Parag Pathak @daGuruG on winning the John Bates Clark medal! Cannot think of a nicer, more d…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @Hammbear It is -- literally, as they say -- my pleasure. @ToddRadom @RedSox Thanks for the reminder. @Hammbear Excellent memory. Here you go, with a couple of added bonus shots. is Fenway Park’s 106th birthday, which is a good excuse to resurface this classic 1979 book, including cameos… could make a reasonable case that Arsene Wenger is the most important person in the history of the Premier League.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @DLeonhardt: Ted Cruz Has a Problem Me: and it’s name is “Much of the data point to a good probability of a close…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @Tru2KO @SenDuckworth Thank you.Here's the latest global mean temperature from NASA @NASAGISS - running average over 12 months up to and including…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtYear later we learn what they discussed about leakers. Comey wanted "to nail one to the door as a message." Trump s…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThis was one of the most difficult stories I've ever had to edit. If you think prison rape is a joking matter, I ur…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMust-read on Trump’s history of telling falsehoods about his wealth
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Good piece by @BudgetBen, with some sharp and clearly explained deficit analysis ---> evangelical support for Donald Trump hits an all-time high.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtFew managers and CEOs could handle a crisis this calmly (with mere $ on the line). One reason: no practice. Why or…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @AntiHackery Not at even odds!I’ve been skeptical that Beto O’Rourke has a real chance to beat Ted Cruz. I’m starting to reconsider my skepticism.
@Wallacewriter Speechwriters typically write the speeches. Presidents and First Ladies are more like editors. And… @DLeonhardt Edward McNally
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @abbynac Thank you, Abby!I just watched Barbara Bush’s 1990 Wellesley speech — and thought it exceeded the hype. Funny, wise and authentic.… @HotlineJosh What other polling? Private? Both sides?Fun fact: The lyrics of “Chained to the Rhythm” are actually a subtle critique of The Post’s late 20th-century focu… Trillin‘s long-ago tribute to Barbara Bush —> complain about United Basic Economy United: Sorry for frustration Me: It's my fault for buying wrong ticket,…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @HotlineJosh @TODAYshow Also fair. My instinct is that says less about Comey treating Trump different than about ho… @Brian_Riedl @MarcGoldwein @DLeonhardt @ppi 3) Here’s the kicker: deficits under both Dem and Divided Congresses ar…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @HotlineJosh @TODAYshow Different. His personal 2005 clashes weren’t with POTUS. He was always respectful to POTUS,… @HotlineJosh @TODAYshow I fully agree with the latter criticism, tho. @HotlineJosh @TODAYshow I don’t buy it. He was plenty confrontational to Trump. That’s why he got fired. Substance > style. @HotlineJosh @TODAYshow I don’t quite grasp all the “Why weren’t you more stylistically confrontational with Trump?… chair yesterday: Never trust the CBO. CEA chair today: Look at those improving CBO forecasts.
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Fun fact: This film coming out on Netflix next week is based on a @nytimes story written by Publisher AG Sulzberger…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt" would be 5.8 percent lower in San Francisco, a savings of $266 per month on the median home, and 4.2 perce…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @MarcGoldwein @BudgetBen @ppi That explanation seems to be working hard to apportion credit equally: When the Dems… @MarcGoldwein @BudgetBen @ppi Dems has WH and Congress in early 90s and made a big push to cut the deficit, which succeeded.
@eszterr2 And yet if you control more rigorously for economic conditions, Obama ends up looking much better. His ma… @MarcGoldwein @BudgetBen @ppi There’s probably some of that. And yet it wouldn’t explain the fiscal conservatism of… have the national population and the national productive capacity. @TheStalwart Fair enough. Long term, we can't just increase the deficit, right? So I believe in fiscal responsibili… @TheStalwart Tell me more! @mkvermette We did that too... @albertocairo People talk much more about rising and falling deficits than rising and falling surpluses. I’ll take… one of the last four Republican presidents has increased the deficit. Every one of the last three Democratic…
Making sense of the very complicated legacy of James Comey. @MCunninghamAJC No, I've written many anti-austerity pieces. I'm in favor of taxes and spending. But I am also pro-…, of course, have built a brand on denying this fact. But it’s strange that centrist and non-partisan co…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @MCunninghamAJC A better functioning country in which to live?Let’s take a deep breath and admit it: The Democrats actually have a very good record on the deficit over the past… @DanaHoule Seems pretty clear in retrospect that HRC devoted too much attention to him in her ads.
I agree: Clearly, the midterm campaign will be in large part about Trump. But it doesn’t have to be *only* about hi… @DLeonhardt FWIW you can watch all of Conor Lamb's ads on YouTube. Not a single Trump message.
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In one test of political messaging, Democratic-leaning people who were reminded of Trump became less likely to vote…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtJames Comey Selfless Hero To the Republic strikes me as only slightly less ridiculous than James Comey Universally…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAs context: 1) Husband is dead 2) He was not an academic 3) Dynarski is my birth name
Retweeted by David LeonhardtSenior academic at department where I'm giving a seminar: "What is it you work on? I've heard of your husband's work but not yours."
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @sejarzo Fair. But I needed to set up the comment in a way people would understand.I've never liked those dryers. They don't even work well. The solution shouldn't be hard. Every public bathroom sh…
Among the potential Republicans in the running for Paul Ryan's House seat is Paul Nehlen -- an avowed anti-Semite.…
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@billbarnwell Yes, but only the gentle ones, like the Pats.In business, politics and his private life, Donald Trump is a rule breaker. He’s trying to follow the same pattern…
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @brianlring Thank you.
@MatthewJDoyle_ Thank you.My (no doubt incomplete) answers to @DLeonhardt's good question; you should answer too
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