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Alexander Stille, professor at the Columbia Journalism School, writes a lot on Italy and France. http://t.co/VN7fQTss01

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I’m old enough to remember when Russian propaganda outlet RT ran an entire segment trying to discredit me for darin… https://t.co/sfy9WlmUFv
Retweeted by Alexander StilleDon’t be fooled. The real divide isn’t left vs right. It’s democracy vs oligarchy.
Retweeted by Alexander StilleWhen some people had backbone: Margaret Chase Smith GOP Sen from Maine in her famous denunciation of McCarthyism: “… https://t.co/rphjGUazkl
10/19
2019
Why start getting facts right now? Is she saying that a law degree teaches you not to tell the truth? https://t.co/lxiNVSdEVNThose urging elimination of all private health insurance must explain how they expect to persuade conservative Supr… https://t.co/lQof0LtGSu
Retweeted by Alexander StilleToday Mick Mulvaney compared Puerto Rico to Ukraine, suggesting they are both foreign entities. Since this White… https://t.co/KHHGD23OFN
Retweeted by Alexander StilleHere's a new ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law, responding to Trump's putting the G7 at the (sadly bedbug-inf… https://t.co/16DJx7AVTM
Retweeted by Alexander StilleLooking at jobs and deficits Reagan: 15M jobs $79B to $159B Bush: 2M jobs $153B to $255B Clinton: 23M jobs $255B… https://t.co/GtOXC6WSr5
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10/18
2019
"As I stood on the parade field at Fort Bragg, one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted,… https://t.co/mkcX96Dqr9Dear Geraldo, read the constitution: it says nothing about needing a vote before initiating impeachment inquiry (th… https://t.co/MJqsFqRNd0Helping to give health insurance to 23 million people who couldnt afford it (ACA) is not nothing. Trump only worked… https://t.co/FGafAVmrFcThis must be why Saudis stay at his hotels, why Rudy and his crooked pals have lunch there, why Pres of Ukraine men… https://t.co/nRmcKV4EKVHe buckled to Erdogan, who’s now slaughtering Kurds. He buckled to MBS, responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashog… https://t.co/dCnBzKGh8g
Retweeted by Alexander StilleIt is mindboggling that the foreign policy of the world's most powerful nation is in the hands of this simpleton w… https://t.co/CP3nqwgfJj
10/17
2019
And paying off the fees of Florida ex-felons who are being prevented from voting, a right voted for by 60% https://t.co/6FxVc8QozeRussia notches another win. “President Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey’s move to send troops deep inside Syrian te… https://t.co/NrbePkJuYL
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10/16
2019
If I'm following this correctly, Rudy has spent months arguing that Hunter Biden was paid an absurd amount of money… https://t.co/mKyhJBLHyw
Retweeted by Alexander StilleWomen have substantially less influence on Twitter than men: w/ 45% fewer likes, 48% fewer retweets/yr & half as ma… https://t.co/BkaR80wR4j
Retweeted by Alexander StilleBREAKING: Here’s the first TV ad from the #ImpeachmentTaskForce. Let’s make it go viral! ✊ https://t.co/NrMbwzV70S
Retweeted by Alexander StilleIn fact, the Republicans DID do this. The Benghazi select committee interviewed 103 witnesses. Every witness no… https://t.co/DyNZualhG8
Retweeted by Alexander StilleThank you, @suchitrav for such a lovely and lively conversation! https://t.co/jTU13ifX4p
Retweeted by Alexander StilleIf Putin could write the script it would go: - U.S. lets Turks slaughter Kurds, pushing Kurds closer to Assad/Russ… https://t.co/CuNegGA4GL
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10/15
2019
Ohio Was Set to Purge 235,000 Voters. It Was Wrong About 20%. 40,000 people wrongly purged from the voting rolls by… https://t.co/FfwmM3GGPfShould We Soak the Rich? You Bet! It’s ridiculous that the county in all America with the highest IRS audit rate is… https://t.co/IbpjueLQjO
10/14
2019
‘The Beacon Has Gone Out’: What Trump and Giuliani Have Wrought https://t.co/Cf8ZDcmqsP
10/13
2019
“We don’t have a good handle on how frequent EHR safety issues are occurring.” Thank you @FortuneMagazine’s… https://t.co/Ygpo19MI1W
Retweeted by Alexander Stille"This is the tax system of a plutocracy. With tax rates of barely 23 percent at the top of the pyramid, wealth will… https://t.co/vhjoc6iIUGMorning everyone. The difference between a democracy and a tin pot dictatorship is that in a democracy the leader… https://t.co/kZC6SZ5jBU
Retweeted by Alexander Stille"Stop to think this over for a minute: For the first time in the past hundred years, the working class — the 50 per… https://t.co/xZacYiLQSO
Retweeted by Alexander StilleDoesnt he have a country to run? https://t.co/zZ70H9UfJWThis might be the best answer from a candidate I have ever seen. Like, ever. https://t.co/GIxjwxIqM2
Retweeted by Alexander StilleThank you, Nathan! https://t.co/uYXmqBqKCM
Retweeted by Alexander StilleWhat Trump and Corruption Cost Us "Alongside presidential abuses of power, we are witnessing the quiet death of a p… https://t.co/DHqhNwJWekHarvard study "Network Propaganda" "These data warrant the conclusion that Fox shares little but a few visual trapp… https://t.co/gbk6zaqlc3Is anyone surprised that @realDonaldTrump along with betraying the Kurds would also slander them and get the histor… https://t.co/pmsVv4VqHfHarvard study "Network Propaganda": "The data warrant the conclusion that Fox shares little but a few visual trappi… https://t.co/uqAkmnF4swSince they are no longer in office presumably the Trump administration can't prevent them from testifying? Won't th… https://t.co/GXT2WjdVKsCould FB destroy Warren? "With its algorithmic mandate of engagement over all else, Facebook has redefined what it… https://t.co/KD4jxYTXS3
10/11
2019
Thank you and congratulations on an excellent book https://t.co/IYjHxJr6NKMy piece on the 'Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia, review of "The Good Mothers" by @PerryAlexJ https://t.co/JtOvLflfjr via @nybooks
10/10
2019
I don't buy #2. It might be too hard to police 2 billion users, but when you take $ for advertising you spend some… https://t.co/7l89PAst1yThat of course is what opened the floodgates in 2016. In response to conservative criticism they stopped curating t… https://t.co/baJIRtuqp0You have enabled this out-of-control president by morphing from Congressional watchdog into presidential lapdog https://t.co/VTDHA9B94bThe social network had previously banned adverts containing “deceptive, false or misleading content”, a much strong… https://t.co/9slWsf3NbUWhy does FB feel that it has no obligation to basic factual accuracy? FB may feel it can't police all 2billion user… https://t.co/C3sZcWx9LsWhen a weak country, attacked by a larger, stronger neighbor turns to its biggest and strongest ally for military a… https://t.co/Ri9QMVb4eHExcept that everything -- everything -- that the whistleblower has said has proved to be 100% accurate -- something… https://t.co/HCAtB7VgAE
10/9
2019
The height of chutzpah: #Giuliani client pushed for lucrative #Ukraine gas deal while Giuliani accuses #Biden's of… https://t.co/o52axwMXCEI love the phrase “brother from another mother” https://t.co/wYFx8T8nC4This is the best birthday present I could've asked for. So proud of my brother from another mother, @Lattif for bec… https://t.co/hFhe9q7Luk
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10/8
2019
Congratulations to @ColumbiaJournMA alum @Lattif (MA Politics '16), who has just been named @nytimes' new East Afri… https://t.co/ktow6aoX0q
Retweeted by Alexander StilleAn honor to be on a v interesting panel with one of my immigration reporter heroes, @JuliaPrestonNow, who I have lo… https://t.co/O1eo9kVSfD
Retweeted by Alexander StilleDoes FP fit for Family Policy now 🤔? https://t.co/UIPr7QppEk
Retweeted by Alexander StilleLindsey you can repeat a lie. And lie again. And then lie. It does not make it true. Ever. What has happened to yo… https://t.co/xwwK8NVQpB
Retweeted by Alexander StilleTrump says he cares about corruption: In her first 14 mnths as Transportation secretary, Elaine Chao met w/official… https://t.co/rbLiTC7Zjq
10/7
2019
https://t.co/ppNyIpObcF via @NYTOpinion
10/6
2019
“Me thinks he doth protest too much” @SpeakerPelosi wisely said @realDonaldTrump projects, constantly accusing othe… https://t.co/qagxNiwSb7Everything the whistleblower wrote has proven 100% accurate. Your lies become increasingly desperate https://t.co/FT6YTLAFETThis reconstruction by @wpost of the parallel diplomacy of Trump mega-donor Sondland -- US ambassador to EU who tak… https://t.co/hhqHLo7zth
10/5
2019
This should surprise no one, unfortunately. This is who he is. I am sure there are more instances. https://t.co/LusPFz6xiw
Retweeted by Alexander StilleFunny, you never showed the least in corruption in the countries of some of your BFF's -- Al-Sisi's Egypt, MBS's Sa… https://t.co/fg5YQYi7fZThis is a bombshell that isn’t getting much notice. But the top diplomat in Ukraine was texting in real time that w… https://t.co/cIFkH871St
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10/4
2019
I'm afraid we are far from the bottom. Fasten your seat belts. Trump is already behaved like a cornered animal and… https://t.co/HmYX1kj6ooFor @thenation, @ColumbiaJournMA alum @caseyparks (MA Politics '18) writes about the unmet promises of a New Orlean… https://t.co/vXDmg2MHNl
Retweeted by Alexander StilleOld Letter Proves GOP Senators Echoed, Amplified Biden’s Call to Oust Ukraine’s Chief Prosecutor https://t.co/4qQ8jTfL74 via @lawcrimenews
10/3
2019
I’m confused. If Trump really thinks that the Mueller investigation exonerated him, why is he having his lackey att… https://t.co/6bcaKumHwF
Retweeted by Alexander StilleThe sleaziest aspect of this affair is that Trump and Giuliani spent months relying on the very sort of crooked off… https://t.co/R5iaSvdSmg
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10/2
2019
No quid pro quo? Oh, yes there was: we’ve "been very very good to" you, but it hasn’t been "reciprocal," so now I… https://t.co/volRnJP9wj
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10/1
2019
Actually it’s pretty simple: using the power of the presidency to get a foreign power to gather dirt on his opponen… https://t.co/sZyTOUKhwKThere are 14 African countries that aren't signed to China’s Belt and Road project. My analysis for @qzafrica on th… https://t.co/Lke5rhAXPp
Retweeted by Alexander StilleBut they dont need our permission to hack and leak private emails? https://t.co/7Xmk4pXFAPKnew #Barr was a conservative with an expansive view of executive. Didnt expect he would the answer when… https://t.co/fF31RDIf6GStranger than strange — highly revealing but I don’t what is. Donald advertising his sexual predations? Rudy advert… https://t.co/QNjXvKCMRN
9/30
2019
18 USC 201(b): "Whoever ... offers or promises anything of value to any public official ... with intent ... to… https://t.co/m3qDsZBFW9
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9/28
2019
Useful tweet from Italian journalist @gadlernertweet reminding us that Milan is both the part of Italy with the mos… https://t.co/VctKk6r2hGThis is the Kremlin's cute way of reminding Trump who owns whom https://t.co/gmB17tmlA8
Retweeted by Alexander StilleAfter Ag Dept research office produced reports showing that the Trump tax cut mainly benefited well-off farmers it… https://t.co/c7J6ooiXz0
9/27
2019
The odds are approximately zero that the Giuliani-Ukraine fiasco is the only time Trump and his team have corrupted… https://t.co/F19jmDXPsN
Retweeted by Alexander StilleWow!! I just heard from a former Trump aide, who told me “Trump will be impeached. The evidence is overwhelming in so many areas.”
Retweeted by Alexander StilleWhistleblower’s own words: “I have received information from multiple US Government officials that the President of… https://t.co/6IbQI56nTL
Retweeted by Alexander StilleA court has ordered the founder of France's #MeToo movement to pay thousands in damages for defaming a man by accus… https://t.co/PpDvIw7oLv
Retweeted by Alexander StilleIt's going to get overshadowed, but today Trump finalized a rule that will mean about 8 million *fewer* workers wil… https://t.co/BDg33PS95c
Retweeted by Alexander StilleGlobal public debt levels are at the highest in over 150 years — with the exception of the aftermath of the second… https://t.co/j39FR7P7ql
Retweeted by Alexander StilleI wanted to share a thread of photos from the mines where we get healing crystals, so it’s easier to visualise. The… https://t.co/P8iKUmlV7V
Retweeted by Alexander StilleSenator Sasse (R-NE) after reading the whistleblower complaint: "...Republicans ought not to be rushing to circle t… https://t.co/zX1vifLLRF
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9/26
2019
I’ve been #TexanSince birth, and thrilled to be back. The Texas Tribune is inarguably the best media development in… https://t.co/35NrYpjgoO
Retweeted by Alexander StilleWe need the whistleblower complaint which places the transcript into context. It’s required by law. https://t.co/sfQYKqk6y0This is a trap. I would bet that Trump is focusing on the transcript because he knows it isn’t great, but not nearl… https://t.co/Eb0ljOUJHP
Retweeted by Alexander StilleIf they hadnt informed the public nothing would have happened and Trump would have stonewalled with Moscow Mitch’s… https://t.co/QpycYYtDlMPart of a larger project of draining blue states to redistribute to red states https://t.co/pYGtRRrmXzAt $28 billion so far, the farm rescue is more than twice as expensive as the 2009 bailout of Detroit’s Big Three a… https://t.co/EsF9lHYZf6
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9/24
2019
This remains my all-time favorite quote about writing. “It’s like driving a car at night: you never see further tha… https://t.co/ddWCP15ZmD
Retweeted by Alexander StilleAs well as the whistleblower complaint https://t.co/MDhjblhyVZ
9/23
2019
@RudyGiuliani evidently feels that like @CLewandowski_ it's OK to lie to media: Must read: "Rudy Giuliani accused m… https://t.co/03s3G0rX2kThe inspector general — appointed by Trump — found the whistleblower’s report credible, important and urgent. Now y… https://t.co/2CmhKr9zU8
9/22
2019
Read the story: I am talking about economic stagnation, high unemployment, huge debt, low investment in R&D, low ra… https://t.co/7pECst1fKb
9/21
2019
The Senate version of the budget bill omits $50 million in funding for gun violence research, which was included in… https://t.co/MMv7dsppq8
Retweeted by Alexander StilleThis article states clearly why the Republicans feel they have to play dirty, rig the system in order to preserve t… https://t.co/EDDSNCDuX8
9/20
2019
@davidfrum “Russia, if you’re listening...”
9/19
2019
Why not just say you chickened out and broke another promise when you backed away from universal background checks… https://t.co/kFdS3Vfjlc
9/18
2019

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