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Ben Domenech @bdomenech The Commonwealth

Publisher of The Federalist @FDRLST, editor @TheTransom, senior fellow @HeartlandInst. You can tell a man’s vices by his friends, his virtues by his enemies.

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The Gospel According To Bloomberg http://t.co/gaYH23ULhdOne Simple Step Toward Making Politics Less Horrifying http://t.co/DMAT4c7aBLWhy Are Feminists So Insecure? 6 Reflections On The Confidence Gap http://t.co/LxKGsEOg3nRT @seanmdav My latest -- a very in-depth analysis.RT @FDRLST Will Chelsea Clinton's Baby Affect The 2016 Elections? http://t.co/NG6pJEYvPn
Retweeted by Ben DomenechIn defense of Zoos. http://t.co/ZtWcb40W5ADid you know that HBU's The City is free? Great content. Just got my first issue. Sign up today! http://t.co/foKlqSLSg4 @HBUTheCity
Retweeted by Ben DomenechEpistemic humility: http://t.co/Lmt9Wa9hkI
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#ff "@Neal_Dewing: Drhnktweetjnf from this oyster roast is somethig of a tradition for this twitter account"The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion http://t.co/xyaWZYvyVIVia @PeterBlairAI, great look at how hipster bandwagoning onto Euro soccer is the new artisanal toast. The worst. http://t.co/xq8JtOoHPR
Retweeted by Ben Domenech9 things we don't discuss about helicopter parenting, but should. http://t.co/qHrG3FfIwVThe Gospel According to Bloomberg. http://t.co/oSbv63sZnQ@ezraklein @DouthatNYT Does it work? http://t.co/LVWxxzWXBxNew today from Charles Blahous: The Unfolding Fiscal Disaster Behind ACA Enrollment Figures http://t.co/0PlVVWrR1g cc @mercatus @HooverInst
Retweeted by Ben DomenechSlightly disagree with this @jimantle piece on Rand: I don't think we've seen the long knives yet. http://t.co/lsdUSCvWKW
More here on that section in Elizabeth Warren’s book about the argument with Tim Geithner over wearing a seatbelt. http://t.co/Ej0657ZZEo
Retweeted by Ben DomenechRage against The Machine. Win prize from The Machine - http://t.co/BBsrJ7rdP6
Retweeted by Ben Domenech@BrianPJencunas @chrislhayes I think this centuries old debate deserves resolution in a seven minute segment.@bdomenech "Had a dream I could buy my way to heaven. When I awoke I spent it on a necklace." https://t.co/vEYkyaRyOT
Retweeted by Ben Domenech@bdomenech as someone raised Catholic that was only part of it I thought was right!
Retweeted by Ben DomenechThe real problem with Bloomberg's comment isn't that he thinks he's going to heaven. It's that he thinks he can earn it.Fox News debuting a new show called “Outnumbered” at the end of April http://t.co/KlUrNEQd1V
Retweeted by Ben Domenechjust got off the phone with pharrell. turns out he was overcompensating because he's extremely depressed and borderline suicidal.
Retweeted by Ben DomenechAnnual "Jesus was just a nice dead guy who loved sinners" piece came early this year. http://t.co/NUMpFL79flI guess they don't do Lent at this Evangelical's church http://t.co/8JMVziuk3X http://t.co/Z13VeNCyqq
Retweeted by Ben DomenechPeter Lawler: The State Of Our Religious Liberty Is Confusing http://t.co/B25D0tsSsiDana Milbank is right, race matters. I definitely gave Kathleen Sebelius a harder time because she's white. http://t.co/EG1C7Sdl66named to Commission on Presidential Debates board: Mitch Daniels, Charlie Gibson, Jane Harman, Leon Panetta, Olympia Snowe, Shirley Tilghman
Retweeted by Ben Domenech@StephenGutowski No. Ezra and Evan would at least give the occasional nod.You can now safely read Wonkbook without suffering from the illusion that conservative policy writers exist.Your must read today: The Federalist debate on Common Core. http://t.co/OfnvxVzhJqRT @AaronBlakeWP: FWIW, Dem pollster PPP showed Sebelius with a 38/55 fav/unfav in Kansas earlier this year #KSSEN http://t.co/uAbXZpPd4B
Retweeted by Ben DomenechTotally fascinating data-dive into what video games are most popular and most played on Steam: http://t.co/f78LCbbRMZ
Retweeted by Ben DomenechShrimp prices spike: http://t.co/Xx3giBzolr Making things worse: US antidumping duties on imports from Brazil/China/India/Thailand/Vietnam
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El Heaveno est my domaino.
Retweeted by Ben Domenech@moelane @sunnyright There will always be a market for rich men buying what they think will save their souls.
Retweeted by Ben DomenechI can't believe the Times left out that the Dalai Lama told Bloomberg he would have total consciousness on his death bed, which is nice.
Retweeted by Ben DomenechNot even theocrats like Mike Huckabee make claims like "I earned heaven."Can't wait for Peter Orszag's Bloomberg View column on this one.Bloomberg: All Progs Go To Heaven
Retweeted by Ben DomenechRemind me to picket Bloomberg's funeral with a sign that says "God Hates Trans Fats."
Retweeted by Ben Domenech"He's got a golden ticket." http://t.co/fnZVi799f6Bloomberg: SWEAR TO MESo, Sen Reid will condemn this rich guy for trying to buy our democracy, right? http://t.co/8lIWQOt9Ix
Retweeted by Ben DomenechDon't worry -- Bloomberg will opt out of his guaranteed heavenly citizenship when he learns there's no commuting from Bermuda.
Retweeted by Ben Domenech"If heaven is full of [Michael Bloombergs], I'd rather rot in hell with Saladin and Achilles."All you have to do to get into heaven is ban Big Gulps? Wow, I've been thinking about this all wrong.Now *that* is a kicker: http://t.co/4r20SCLMfQ
Retweeted by Ben DomenechYou have to read Donald Rumsfeld's tax day letter to the IRS http://t.co/5kuh7VUsPH
Retweeted by Ben DomenechPart of the disconnect? Bloomberg never goes anywhere where there aren't cabs http://t.co/NSlHDe0rHH http://t.co/kWUbJ28vkE
Retweeted by Ben DomenechNothing says outsider-for-VP better than a Heather Podesta watch party for Meet the Press debut (via @jasondhorowitz) http://t.co/75gPhoLQpe
Retweeted by Ben Domenech@DannyVinik @danrothschild I think they do that, too. Simpler, flatter, etc.@dannyvinik @bdomenech That's about a GOP preference for flatter taxation and political calculation. It's not about complexity.
Retweeted by Ben DomenechGather ye rosebuds. http://t.co/8AdxhpfcNM@DannyVinik It's amazing how little it takes to turn filing into a nightmare. Freelance some more. You'll find out.@DannyVinik I thought it was super easy at the beginning, too. Give it a decade and get back to me.Oh my gosh. RT @DannyVinik: @bdomenech This is my first year doing so. Do you think navigating the seven tax brackets is difficult?Denver woman killed. Waited 13 minutes for cops to arrive after she called 9-1-1. station <1 mile away. http://t.co/Ev1PNOP0Bn
Retweeted by Ben DomenechBan withholding. #ConfessYourUnpopularOpinionI wonder how public opinion about the tax code would change if everybody paid the payroll tax like freelancers pay it.
Retweeted by Ben Domenechpeople who think the IRS would make a good tax preparer venn diagram overlap with people who think HHS is a good health insurance portal.
Retweeted by Ben DomenechSerious question to @DannyVinik - how many times have you done your own taxes? http://t.co/GpcsiRgtb1There is a huge gender gap in the Texas gubernatorial race, but it's not what you're thinking: http://t.co/Y1SrnSrkPY http://t.co/xa9v084OMC
Retweeted by Ben DomenechMcConnell-Bevin primary's in five weeks, hasn't been polled in two months. http://t.co/LjHIgwYgmE
Retweeted by Ben DomenechGetting worked up into an increasingly heated health nerd rage about the Census changes. We're losing our best data source on Obamacare.
Retweeted by Ben DomenechCooking the numbers: How The revised Census just so happens to hide ObamaCare stats on number of uninsured http://t.co/cKKUbwp03c
Retweeted by Ben DomenechWhat's that I smell cooking? Oh, it's a book. http://t.co/Le87mefaU3My latest, on Justice Stevens agonistes, at @FDRLST: http://t.co/nP1XFICa3i
Retweeted by Ben DomenechThis film will be inaccurate if McChrystal isn't drinking Bud Light Lime. http://t.co/omThNYdCId@RTDSchapiro That's what happens when you make a bet on a Republican House passing an election year tax hike.One of the best things I've read in a long, long time. Think you're immune to a cult? http://t.co/JuqSC5GUl7
Retweeted by Ben Domenech8 Infuriating Facts To Remember On Tax Day http://t.co/T5MVXKu5kC
Retweeted by Ben DomenechHappy birthday to the most wonderful husband in the whole world: @heminator.
Retweeted by Ben Domenech@MZHemingway Fiscal cliff deal. cc @seanmdavlawfare--"The Washington Post and Guardian Pulitzers: I Dissent" http://t.co/ysYNxFn5HB
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The reanimated corpse of Calvin Coolidge. RT @seanmdav: Mike Rowe RT @gretawire: Tweet me who your favorite candidate for Pres in 2016 is….
Retweeted by Ben DomenechHey #Bitcoin fans, looks like @amazon doesn't care about you. May we suggest you check out @overstock.com? http://t.co/j04m3OdIbw
Retweeted by Ben DomenechTroll factor of 10. "@WSJopinion: .@StephensWSJ: Rand Paul for President http://t.co/eOvvpe2tFC"Americans--"poor" college students included--have never been more food secure, says @humanprogress's @SRRugolo: http://t.co/P8F8Hrs6Yr
Retweeted by Ben Domenech@bdomenech "Theirs is a life lived breathlessly..." #pukeinmouth
Retweeted by Ben Domenech@ningrim firehouse primary.Looks like someone quietly corrected the very bad mistake Justice Stevens made. Well, one of them, at least. http://t.co/lNxBL4i2aN
Retweeted by Ben DomenechThe second to last graf in @KevinNR's piece here is the one that sent me over the edge. http://t.co/9aZKcczcdrAHHHHHH "@ByronYork: Getting ready to join @gretawire to talk GOP '16 race. GOP convention just about 850 days away...""'Mad Men' returns to lowest premiere in years" http://t.co/AFqeA6ye2F via @EW
Retweeted by Ben DomenechIf we shoe truthers wanted to get the left in a tizzy, we'd point out that if a man had thrown that shoe Hillary would've gotten hit.
Retweeted by Ben DomenechToday’s “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” is up. It’s a 35 minute episode/argument. Here’s the iTunes link: https://t.co/EMgWnsA2dj
Retweeted by Ben DomenechBunkerville selfie http://t.co/4mCjcI3cgi
Retweeted by Ben Domenech@chrislhayes @DouthatNYT It's hard for me to believe, too.Always amazed that there are people - critics, no less! - who think that "Con Air" is better than "The Rock": http://t.co/RK6IF3QTUt
Retweeted by Ben Domenech@AndrewCQuinn @baseballcrank Agree. Not a lot of room for mistakes, less space for ideas to form.@baseballcrank As someone who had the former, agree.Little noticed: GOP establishment has had more success coming together with Tea Party on Senate races. My take: http://t.co/pWN9M4D1i9
Retweeted by Ben Domenech"I got the cheapest one, the very cheapest one," she said. "And for me it's still not cheap." http://t.co/mfTLOsEjFNYeah, the real problem with the GOP is their free trade agenda. http://t.co/pcvwRlxKqiAmy Archer still the best Pulitzer winner.No, Vladimir Putin is not the president of SimCity. http://t.co/iDI5MsheZuCelebrate the biggest taxpayers today. http://t.co/K2AbK4UY0rThe Lonegan stuff here is super embarrassing. Good Lord, Jen. http://t.co/unP6ql7bCa
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You'd be surprised about how much useful advice people who've never launched or sold anything in their lives have about how to do it.
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