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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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The Fed's Eric Rosengren says the US economy is still doing well. A Q&A:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTea seems to have health benefits - but not necessarily the commonly believed ones. @aaronecarroll: remarkable decline of soda (and pop too): it's the biggest diet change in recent decades
Margot Sanger-Katz @sangerkatz is doing really great work at @UpshotNYT -- latest on decline of soda consumption!
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Europe wins the weather forecasting world championships again. This is getting as one-sided as the Ryder Cup.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtYes, American hurricane forecasts are pretty bad. No, they don't have to be. Europe's are better. @Nate_Cohn: Big Soda ended up winning battle after battle - and losing the war. @sangerkatz: Especially since sometimes restorations happen.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"Coalition of restoration" is an apt phrase coined by @RonBrownstein for GOP voters in rearguard war w/modernity.
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Smart @BrendanNyhan piece on HRC & image politics. Saying which pols are/aren't "authentic" is *not* straighforward.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@TracyViselli @BrendanNyhan Fair point. And yet the similarities with Gore and Romney are still striking.Hillary Clinton has fallen into the authenticity doom loop, which says as much about us as her, @BrendanNyhan:'s the appeal of Ben Carson? Iowa conservatives explain:
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@BCAppelbaum @mviser Yes. Unless Clinton, Biden or maybe Bush are running for re-election.@BCAppelbaum @mviser Gotta thinks Obama knows. He was still a normal person in 2004.Biggest Bernie fundraising news isn’t the overall haul. it’s that he’s received 1.3 million donations from 650,000 donors
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@nickconfessore Even adjusted for inflation? :)I believe FUBAR are the call letters for the Long Island NPR station.3rd quarter fundraising in 2011: Rick Perry, $17 million. Mitt Romney, $14 million.
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Well-earned praise. of the world's top central bankers now sees climate change as a threat to financial stability. @Neil_Irwin: says Boehner wouldn't return his calls and asks McCarthy if he'll pledge to do so. McCarthy promises to come on show every month.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMuhammad Ali no longer does traditional interviews, but he spoke to me in many other ways for this story.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe Cadillac Tax helps many and hurts a concentrated few. But those few have political influence with Democrats.
Only recently did humankind achieve economic growth.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@rachel_shorey Welcome! It's a friendly place.Hmmm
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@Jesselansner @nickconfessore But 2 different issues, right? Electoral College is one. Outsize power to 2 homogenous states another.Perplexed by "No Bathing" sign in Grand Central Station women's room. Would need to see someone try to violate that one.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGov. Christie meeting tomorrow with King Abdullah of Jordan, who paid for his family's $30,000 hotel bill in 2012:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt doesn't always need to be the *same* state. states jockey to influence the election of the next president, @kimsoffen: cc @tmqbFootball announcers make for a good case study in how herd thinking leads to poor decision making. gods
Retweeted by David LeonhardtFor all Trump's railing against "the hedge fund guys," his plan would cut their taxes yugely.
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@ephblog % of the freshman class that receives Pell has risen substantially in last few years. WC was doing less in past than now.Rubio's plan for family leave depends on the kindness of corporate America. @clairecm:
Yes. Read this. telling (and mostly warm) portrait of Boehner, from a longtime Pelosi aide.
.@JakeSherman @apalmerdc @BresPolitico tick-tock on why Boehner bailed >>
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"Everybody freaks out about the deficit," @JebBush to @JohnJHarwood, Newt before him, Boehner resigns and preempts a messy fight. But a Speaker McCarthy gonna face same problems as Boehner
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHey, budding journalists: A great (paid) internship is now open, at @SlateGabfest.
Applying for financial aid just got easier. @dynarski: Reminiscent of American evangelicals.This headline: an instant classic
Retweeted by David LeonhardtClassic image of President Johnson presenting bust of himself to Pope Paul VI, 1967: #NARA
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"Every time we emerge from prison alive, it is a defeat for our opponents"—powerful intvw of a brave China dissident
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Inside Carly Fiorina's bizarre spat with Yale business school dean Jeff Sonnenfeld:
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@aroundlearning Much here I agree with. But relative lack of lateral transfers at selectives is also a reason to look at them separately.
The expected value of 2-point-conversion tries has been higher than of extra-point tries so far this season. @tmqb: essay from @aaronecarroll on the sheer misery of US healthcare. Trapped in the System: A Sick Doctor’s Story
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@TheFix Shark denialists like you are the problem.Lots of distorted paraphrases - per @daveweigel Trump statement on Muslims getting "invented the Internet" treatment
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe three teams that faced the Patriots in last year's playoffs have yet to win since. Must be some kind of conspiracy.The path once taken by Germans, Italians, Jews and Irish (and many others) is today taken by Latinos and Asians. else enjoying the Ryan Fitzpatrick-Stan Rizzo resemblance?
These days, I'm not sure you couldn't improve this sentence by replacing "but" with "therefore".
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHe's rarely been in the headlines, but Marco Rubio has had a fantastic couple of months.A better, simpler financial-aid calculator starts to spread: Packers kicked a field goal on 4th-and-goal from the Seahawks' 1. Basically a tossup, but I would've gone for it. Details to come.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@aroundlearning @nytimes Thanks for the feedback. What grad-rate cutoff would you use?
World Bank abandons using national poverty lines to set global poverty line. Only way to allow for 'ending poverty'
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@EdAsante77 Look at the SRO prices for other teams.Well happy 164th birthday, @nytimes
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTalk about a bear market: You can buy a ticket to this weekend's NFL game in Washington for $11. much do liberal elites value equality? Maybe not as much as they think. New study in Science:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAnother reminder to those of us in the media to look at the facts on student debt and not sensationalize."Among the top 25 highest-earning counties in the U.S., every one of them lies outside a major city." read The Art of the Deal, and found it's basically a manifesto of crony capitalism.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt’s 4th-and-4 for the Broncos from the Chiefs’ 45. I would go for it.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNot Up for Debate: The Science Behind Vaccination via @UpshotNYT
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe power outage that delayed the 9th inning of the Pioneer League championship-deciding game was caused by a beaver
Retweeted by David LeonhardtCarly Fiorina grew HP's sales, but not its profits.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNew features this year: 1) Live calls. If I want a coach to go for it, I'll tweet my recommendation BEFORE a 4th down happens. More useful!
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A central reason the Fed didn't raise rates: Tying to avoid the same mistake it's made before. @bereacollege We had a cutoff of 75% 5-year grad rate@dzaffrann Our cutoff was 75% five-year grad rate.@barrygriffithMU Grad rate wasn't high enough for inclusion. Our cutoff was 75% 5-year grad rate.@djarrat @UpshotNYT Thanks, Dave.Michigan, Virginia & Wisconsin are public universities - with very affluent student bodies . College Access Index: Which top colleges are the most, and least, economically diverse?
@PragmaticProfit @Neil_Irwin @carlquintanilla These numbers are inflation adjusted.The next time someone claims the economy is thriving, pull out this chart. @Neil_Irwin: Scott Walker reverse his slide tonight? Arguably most important recent GOP trend.
@SEASolicitorCJS @kairyssdal No, you're right. But they often have *some* connection to policy, like HRC's announcement video.New Rubio and Fiorina ads are: - well done - effective at making their candidates likable - almost wholly lacking substance.@USCBO scores eliminating the Obamacare individual mandate. 14m more uninsured; deficit reduced by $305b.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTrump didn't kill Perry, Jindal, Gilmore, Christie or Graham, they were dead long before Trump even sniffed this race
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTrue self-deprecation is effective and humanizing., some drop in Hillary's numbers was inevitable. But this was not inevitable. @Nate_Cohn: arguably buried the lede: two brothers have been to every Bama game--including away and bowl--since '93.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGreat news: TMQ has joined @UpshotNYT.
The former have assets that could be inflated away. The latter need jobs.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWho Trump has hurt the most, in one chart.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe @usopen champion @DjokerNole started here:
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