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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… https://t.co/WqQYdskPTL3. Well, why is it less of a "good deal to be a white, Christian male in America"? In significant part because so m… https://t.co/aianl3CZwz2. Here, for example, is the author of a new study claiming to refute economic anxiety as an explanation: "It used… https://t.co/NiGmrtg9I41. The reductive debate about race/culture vs economic anxiety strikes me as misleading and counterproductive. Clea… https://t.co/hRjnKFbIqVThere are as many men named James as all women combined among CEOs of Fortune 500 companies https://t.co/BIbktf6o0s
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… https://t.co/RgIHfUbc2x
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… https://t.co/GJcAyUqUMy
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4/24
2018
@justinjm1 True. Though another way to think of it: They want a larger share of USGDP growth. Arguably a fairer share.This is true. https://t.co/ONDUSR1oTySwing voters and the Democratic base disagree on a bunch of issues -- but not on economic policy. Both are deeply p… https://t.co/MxOgTnwXr1We’re living in a dark economic era. It’s time for big, bold ideas to address the stagnation of living standards, w… https://t.co/efivK7G1h3
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4/23
2018
Polls show that most Americans favor: - higher taxes on the rich & corporations - generous Medicare, Medicaid & Soc… https://t.co/jzX3LYvRMe
4/22
2018
@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 (… https://t.co/cxiGiiIQs8Congrats to my friend Parag Pathak @daGuruG on winning the John Bates Clark medal! Cannot think of a nicer, more d… https://t.co/6DLNRoYmPT
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. https://t.co/ihAIc4M4uoToday is Fenway Park’s 106th birthday, which is a good excuse to resurface this classic 1979 book, including cameos… https://t.co/DWWouTys2FYou 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… https://t.co/l4t60GBq0A
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… https://t.co/0t0iuPDmz6
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… https://t.co/YnonB7Uvto
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… https://t.co/YgpFXa4RNj
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMust-read on Trump’s history of telling falsehoods about his wealth https://t.co/ibsWq09R8D
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4/20
2018
Good piece by @BudgetBen, with some sharp and clearly explained deficit analysis ---> https://t.co/0hiDaBY9BXWhite evangelical support for Donald Trump hits an all-time high. https://t.co/yOwm78pqr3 https://t.co/CPsPiTmynv
Retweeted by David LeonhardtFew managers and CEOs could handle a crisis this calmly (with mere $ on the line). One reason: no practice. Why or… https://t.co/lapq3eXe03
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. https://t.co/p2bjFZxGDL
4/19
2018
@Wallacewriter Speechwriters typically write the speeches. Presidents and First Ladies are more like editors. And… https://t.co/i205oq9VWW @DLeonhardt Edward McNally https://t.co/JiI1LcgYWE
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.… https://t.co/SN34diQs2x @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… https://t.co/3UyiI8TjQPCalvin Trillin‘s long-ago tribute to Barbara Bush —> https://t.co/oHW5VIue8rMe: complain about United Basic Economy United: Sorry for frustration Me: It's my fault for buying wrong ticket,… https://t.co/fIossAKLHX
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @HotlineJosh @TODAYshow Also fair. My instinct is that says less about Comey treating Trump different than about ho… https://t.co/kFKBAKQckd @Brian_Riedl @MarcGoldwein @DLeonhardt @ppi 3) Here’s the kicker: deficits under both Dem and Divided Congresses ar… https://t.co/oMI2KCPOIO
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @HotlineJosh @TODAYshow Different. His personal 2005 clashes weren’t with POTUS. He was always respectful to POTUS,… https://t.co/dpGcSDv3eT @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?… https://t.co/qwX3B1JIRDNEC chair yesterday: Never trust the CBO. CEA chair today: Look at those improving CBO forecasts. https://t.co/zFNFcLoPBx
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4/18
2018
Fun fact: This film coming out on Netflix next week is based on a @nytimes story written by Publisher AG Sulzberger… https://t.co/gHewlfBvyt
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"...rent would be 5.8 percent lower in San Francisco, a savings of $266 per month on the median home, and 4.2 perce… https://t.co/eRFFfzahlK
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @MarcGoldwein @BudgetBen @ppi That explanation seems to be working hard to apportion credit equally: When the Dems… https://t.co/j3Qv73movP @MarcGoldwein @BudgetBen @ppi Dems has WH and Congress in early 90s and made a big push to cut the deficit, which succeeded.
4/17
2018
@eszterr2 And yet if you control more rigorously for economic conditions, Obama ends up looking much better. His ma… https://t.co/2gi6Ka6iTx @MarcGoldwein @BudgetBen @ppi There’s probably some of that. And yet it wouldn’t explain the fiscal conservatism of… https://t.co/CC8es7zP48As have the national population and the national productive capacity. https://t.co/zLHJgUlqAj @TheStalwart Fair enough. Long term, we can't just increase the deficit, right? So I believe in fiscal responsibili… https://t.co/n3fE9Qq6FO @TheStalwart Tell me more! @mkvermette We did that too... https://t.co/zYzPplNWNq @albertocairo People talk much more about rising and falling deficits than rising and falling surpluses. I’ll take… https://t.co/fWDIqZOxPWEvery one of the last four Republican presidents has increased the deficit. Every one of the last three Democratic… https://t.co/7YeK7lhGwG
4/16
2018
Making sense of the very complicated legacy of James Comey. https://t.co/SvkL284iYj @MCunninghamAJC No, I've written many anti-austerity pieces. I'm in favor of taxes and spending. But I am also pro-… https://t.co/WggPc7OPdsRepublicans, of course, have built a brand on denying this fact. But it’s strange that centrist and non-partisan co… https://t.co/Cc2V9X5odc
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… https://t.co/QqP1L3an5q @DanaHoule Seems pretty clear in retrospect that HRC devoted too much attention to him in her ads.
4/15
2018
I agree: Clearly, the midterm campaign will be in large part about Trump. But it doesn’t have to be *only* about hi… https://t.co/Vgme8rNquX @DLeonhardt FWIW you can watch all of Conor Lamb's ads on YouTube. Not a single Trump message. https://t.co/Wgh81Hm2iW
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4/14
2018
In one test of political messaging, Democratic-leaning people who were reminded of Trump became less likely to vote… https://t.co/SFSYB1nccWhttps://t.co/Fttk379vJ6
Retweeted by David LeonhardtJames Comey Selfless Hero To the Republic strikes me as only slightly less ridiculous than James Comey Universally… https://t.co/jDUQx8ohiC
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… https://t.co/uqH9rML8Ud
4/13
2018
Among the potential Republicans in the running for Paul Ryan's House seat is Paul Nehlen -- an avowed anti-Semite.… https://t.co/TUzQGo1nzT
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4/11
2018
@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… https://t.co/UgNOdNgct4
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @brianlring Thank you.
4/10
2018
@MatthewJDoyle_ Thank you.My (no doubt incomplete) answers to @DLeonhardt's good question; you should answer too https://t.co/LcvdCz6eE2 https://t.co/hlHdzN555s
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4/9
2018

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