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David Leonhardt @DLeonhardt The New York Times, in D.C.

Now: editor, The Upshot, for NYT. Then: DC bureau chief, Here's the Deal e-book, Pulitzer for commentary, math major. Still: Jim Rice, ma la, Art Blakey

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About the purest example yet of Trump deciding that facts aren't important in a presidential campaign.
I keep tweeting these new bond yield lows because they are indicative of the extreme risk aversion of our time.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt25 novembre 1940 : Woody Woodpecker (Woody Le Pic) fait ses débuts à la télévision.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMany Dec 1st fellowship application deadlines for @NYTimes, @NiemanLab, @ICFJKnight, and more
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@anachtomi It's a cousin of "how people behave when they think no one's looking."@driven_by_data Nice!@digiphile Thanks much.@driven_by_data 😢@lpolgreen Wrong answer (as in, from my perspective)! But you've made my wife happy.When I was a WaPo intern and @sergenyt was an ass-kicking reporter, he went out of his way to help and encourage. He's classy & relentless.@lpolgreen @CarcassonneApp Really??? And do you play?Hey @CarcassonneApp (and fans): Is this city worth 14 or 16 points?'ll say it again: "Fascist" increasingly describes the style and approach of Trump.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"For all that the CW and betting markets favor Rubio, it is really hard to find support in the numbers," @ezraklein:
Thanks to Rush @limbaugh for his promotion of @UpshotNYT today, have a favorite Thanksgiving cocktail to recommend?A GOP dilemma: Attacking Trump has costs -- and is probably unnecessary. But it might be necessary. Ip: The false promise of a rules-based Fed via @WSJecon
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhat is the ham capital of America on Thanksgiving? And marshmallows? A quiz:
@JBuchdahl Yes. You could also swap SF and NO results, each bizarre in its own way. Still 8-2.@JBuchdahl On the plus side, they are better than their record..@AmericanAir, your movies did not have subtitles for me as a Deaf person. It is 2015. When are you going to be 100% accessible for all?
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@beccarosen Thank you!.@RichLowry's theory about Trump, told to @maggieNYT, is confirmed by on-scene reporting
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@AlexBerenson @davidjoachim Fair.We journos should frame... @NRO @BillBuckleyNR All replies must include "athwart.""Peaking too early" is an overrated problem in sports. But it's real in Iowa, as Cruz seems to get. Telling --> Yes. Different strategies: maximize page views vs maximize paying subs. I'm rooting for both to succeed! Good for journalism.Good point!'s Rubio's first ad. The 501c3 that says is not backing him has run the rest
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@DCCyclone @DavidLauter @jonathanchait Oy.He has the best ads of 2016 so far, and it's not very close. And to be clear, I'm a WaPo fan and home subscriber! That just happened to be a silly boast. (Watch interview for fun juxtap.)@felixsalmon Fair enough. Free/non-free is too far. But "style" is key -- masks large price difference.Yes, powerful and chilling: the Wilson administration's campaign to ruin the careers of black officials. long period of economic mediocrity continues. Oh, not at all. Just noting my amusement at comparing demand for a free product and a non-free one.Hmm, what's missing from this description? Ah yes: willingness to pay. of "statistical tie" abuse in reporting on Iowa @QuinnipiacPoll. Trump 25/Cruz 23, n=600 means 80% chance Trump leads. Not tie.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIn football, Texas will name 26 "state" champions. @tmqb: Post-game conspiratorial whinging from other fans a mild positive as well.Yes, let's waste more of this clock with only one timeout. What in the world...
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@ForecasterEnten @HotlineJosh It's like an excise tax on coach stupidity.Bill Belichick thanks you for punting 4th-and-short from midfield
Retweeted by David LeonhardtFellow political reporters, it's time to break the cycle of reporting monthly FEC numbers from campaign committees.
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@LoganDobson Fair. But health is in part a skill -- important and impressive.Amusing to be reminded of this given Ray LaHood's recent paean to bipartisanship. @EconTalker Do you think he'd be a fan of eliminating it, Russ?@jtaleisnik Thank you!@jayrosen_nyu Thanks very much, Jay.@jonathanchait Thank you, sir!Good @RonBrownstein on the widening observant/secular divide between the two parties >
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@R_Thaler Hey! Curling is great.What's the history that explains why basketball people say "baskuh-ball" (rather than "baskeh-ball" or "basket-ball")? cc @ZachLowe_NBAInstead of spending on ads about how hipsters love DC, maybe city gov should try to make the metro not suck #dccool
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGo ahead and stuff yourself on Thanksgiving. @aaronecarroll says it's ok.
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Software now costs 0.7% of what it did in January 1980 (via @business).
Retweeted by David LeonhardtYou gotta wonder if @MittRomney is regretting his decision not to run.
@DKThomp Tell me more.Sometimes, the totally-made-up cocktail works very, very nicely.
The Republicans' nightmare scenario runs through New Hampshire, @Nate_Cohn:
Jindal dropping more good news for Cruz. There was a small, but key, bloc of activists Cruz could pick up who wanted to give Bobby a shot.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWe're living longer. What will that do to Social Security?
Retweeted by David Leonhardt*Some* economists think this way. There is less unity than is typically believed.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIf you want to understand how economists think - and why that matters - @rodrikdani has written a lovely guide. misunderstood history of the Chicago school of economics,
@DKThomp Also, decry the current lack of A Strategy. As in: We Need A Strategy.@rachel_elson Thanks a lot. Tuesday, starting in early 2016.@kaleekreider Thank you!Interested in "holding power accountable and telling engaging, deeply reported stories"? Apply now: Thanks, Rebecca!@libbyanelson Thanks so much, Libby. I hereby promise to... Keep up the great work.@basketballvalue Thank you!@jaypinho Thanks so much. And have faith! Upshot has a wonderful team of journalists, whose work I've been privileged to be a part of.@DanaHoule It will! And thank you.@peterlattman I'm pretty sure @BCAppelbaum disagrees with you there. In other news, good football game today. Thank you so much. That means a lot. Please keep reading!
The big winner tonight: @jdickerson
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWant to help struggling borrowers? Lowering interest rates does not do the job.
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"France & America," Holiday magazine, April 1957.
Times Square, NYC. 1949.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMen say they do as much housework and family care as women. The facts say otherwise. @clairecm:
The unlikely rise of Ted Cruz, presidential prospect.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@tucker_doherty Sure, but they're not unified in their views on abortion or SSM. (I predict the latter will change and former will not.)Congrats DNC: @TheDemocrats scheduled debates on days when no one will watch
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt's on: Ted Cruz unleashes an extensive, blistering attack on Marco Rubio over immigration:
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@JakeSherman @alexburnsNYT @realDonaldTrump But Baker isn't involved with the editorials.Dem voters must be too, given overall %'s. the Cadillac tax is effectively the same as attacking health insurance for low-income workers. @econjared: key GOP debate on tax cuts: Should they be huge? Or should they be yoooooooge?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe most plausible Jeb comeback scenario I've seen - I'd buy at current market price (11%
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If Trump's challengers stop being afraid of his shadow, they've got a tailor-made talking pt to use in an attack ad
Retweeted by David LeonhardtFox Business's debate innovation: ask questions that allow candidates to give their stump speeches without fear of any follow up questions.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI think Rubio is wrong on philosophy vs. welding salaries.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtA Rubio skill: Repeating parts of his stump speech on the debate stage without sounding like he's doing that
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWill there be a follow up on if Carson wants to lower min wage?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNet fave ratings, all Americans: Carson +13, Rubio +1, Fiorina -1, Cruz -9, Kasich -9, Trump -14, Paul -17, Bush -22
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Life expectancy for US girls today is 81. How long on average is a newborn girl likely to live? a) 75 b) 81 c) 88"provocative video casting Marco Rubio as ultimately unelectable because of his hard-line stand against abortion”
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