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Columnist at the Washington Post. Opinions my own. Email me: Megan.McArdle -at- https://t.co/Im0NynvNLS Buy my book, The Up Side of Down https://t.co/PFtV3H13LT

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The Welsh have a word for the unattainable yearning you feel for a place that no longer exists, or to which you can… https://t.co/c5LpZVB2ug
Retweeted by Megan McArdleThis math doesn’t make sense — if producing one meal killed four people, everyone in America would be dead many tim… https://t.co/hjwvEpOGiq
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7/5
2020
@KeithNHumphreys Graduated from, or attended?If you are wondering how we are doing emotionally as a country, I posted a clip about Mount Rushmore and half the p… https://t.co/v2XNlX7Hnk
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @ArtPlaie @Johnbravoesq Doctors have verified that it appears to be a real phenomenonHappy Independence Day, America! You're welcome.
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @Johnbravoesq No, this is not paranoia--there are lots of reports of people with long term problems. What we don't… https://t.co/cogyJpBfUo @skipperm00 The United States is not the only countryIt's clear that this is a real phenomenon, but there aren't enough studies on whether it is a tiny percentage of pa… https://t.co/tiDyLRYxro @LoWudang Not well, but yes. @HistoryBoomer @threecatpileup Wait, what? I announced this because I am excited to play MtG on my mac. I haven't seen any ads.
7/4
2020
I don't know who needs to hear this, but Magic the Gathering Arena is now available for Mac."Sitting in a sauna in a suit and tie" is an accurate description of so much of Washington life. https://t.co/ozLobXgaEpWell said, Jerry Taylor https://t.co/1usOVpFEh0I like it! https://t.co/dkuOHWn2aUI propose, as the team name that best encapsulates our unique culture and folkways, "The Washington Nine-Hour Traff… https://t.co/0qIAW033zhI think our football team should be named after something a little meta, like the "Crimson Tide".Life. Changed. https://t.co/dtoqcT42TEOne Wikipedia editor has made hundreds of changes to Kamala Harris’s page in the last few weeks, many of which scru… https://t.co/dWhehXv9yx
Retweeted by Megan McArdleGonna rename them the Virginia Redskins. https://t.co/8Ze0Pb3iA4
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @antisoc_bfly I think that there is a difference between something that someone did two minutes ago, and something… https://t.co/9gQ0iURWcf @MattSepara @normative In what way? Because he's old and old people's careers aren't worth much?We wanted flying cars, we got 140 competing studies on hydroxychloroquine. https://t.co/EgituKwdUk
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @MattSepara @normative Cancel culture is constantly trying to have it both ways: "We must do this to send a strong… https://t.co/MZfCHtSNSo @MattSepara @normative I mean, if the punishment is really negligible, then we shouldn't bother, because a non-puni… https://t.co/2hnAmtJxBe @MattSepara @normative You're judging that because he's in his sixties, his career and work can't be worth much to… https://t.co/E4BrTkr3dY @donswriting @normative @MattSepara Not even on the top ten, tbh @MattSepara @normative This is sounding pretty ageist, tbh. @MattSepara @normative But so are the punishments for many of the crimes for which we impose a statute of limitatio… https://t.co/zg97ihrr9Y @normative @MattSepara Our tweets crossed. Anyway, I hope we can all agree that "women shouldn't serve in combat" i… https://t.co/dkfrxbkblc @MattSepara There's a reason we have statutes of limitations for almost every crime except murder. Because while so… https://t.co/ynaVkzUwHK @MattSepara I actually have complicated opinions on incarcerating people for long-past murders! https://t.co/fDAZwozsAwTHREAD: As you may have noticed, "cancel culture" has intensified in recent weeks. Everywhere you look online, peop… https://t.co/6EshUTi1Nk
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @MattSepara Something bad was done to this man because he held an opinion that was not rare in 1987. No one was hel… https://t.co/KuUeQ5SWFt @MattSepara Matt, if you got fired today in a humiliating way, and could never work again, would that be okay becau… https://t.co/ZCl9n1zsXL @MattSepara And to expand on this thought: I am horrified by the essentialist strain of thought on the left that al… https://t.co/hxYGaP0qym @MattSepara The statue is not a human being whose life just got wrecked because of--I will say it again--something he wrote 33 years ago. @MattSepara It was 33 years ago. You can continue to argue the contents of the article, and I will continue to say: it was 33 years ago.Rebellion movements are typically led not by someone from the underclass, but by second-tier elites. America's foun… https://t.co/2tKmaK2miz
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @MattSepara "Anyone can be fired at any time for anything they believed 30 years ago that is now judged wrong today… https://t.co/XCJJJFOu28 @vimrich You mean that randomly canceling people is not a good way to achieve social and economic justice? Do tell.“Back to the Future” premieres on this date in 1985 — a film @realmikefox shot at night when he wasn’t taping “Fami… https://t.co/CwBtylOAwc
Retweeted by Megan McArdleI was in high school when this was written. I'll be eligible to join the AARP in three years. What. The. Hey. https://t.co/9rNaQUeLALThis is the first thing I say to myself every morning, and the last thing I say before I turn out the lights at nig… https://t.co/bQbpD191QPI can imagine the conversation. "It's...It's like an op-ed. In a major newspaper, but still an op-ed. War is not… https://t.co/jR8rxvpdcD
Retweeted by Megan McArdleCosign https://t.co/FefmFhctoY https://t.co/dFQFxmrDLrDon’t blow this for us, America. https://t.co/2AAwQaqahG
Retweeted by Megan McArdleChina Didn’t Alert WHO To Coronavirus Outbreak — The Internet Did, New Timeline Shows https://t.co/1CrDSv5R6g
Retweeted by Megan McArdleThat would be a very nice explanation wouldn’t it? https://t.co/uPmwXCRHs3
Retweeted by Megan McArdleAfter reading 100.000 critiques of Trump, I just now may have read the best. From Mike Huemer. https://t.co/hIlVbx7QHG
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7/3
2020
From now on, we will bring more voices into @LRCkcrw by rotating the Right and Left panelists every few weeks. For… https://t.co/m8dXSdWdzi
Retweeted by Megan McArdleCDC says that it “does not recommend entry testing of all returning students, faculty, and staff.” Response from C… https://t.co/bbe2MRTuTZ
Retweeted by Megan McArdleThe city is trying to help bars & restaurants survive by allowing them to add to their outdoor seating. But an Offi… https://t.co/xbIrqCpXXX
Retweeted by Megan McArdleCovid-19 outbreaks in Arizona, Florida and Texas are smaller and slower-moving than what New York suffered… https://t.co/t6gAzNdA38
Retweeted by Megan McArdleWestern elite's fateful misinterpretation of China as Communist in name only might be revealing. Perhaps we no lon… https://t.co/SrDEpsTgTa
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @Allen2Will @sonik0909 I didn't say his understanding was perfect. :) @sonik0909 "I'm not infringing your first amendment rights, I'm just saying you can't print them in book format"COUNTERPOINT: he understands that America can withstand silly people who think the best way to achieve political ch… https://t.co/i3Cp3a5AGnHere's a (grim) story about a party that actually tells ppl something important. Someone at the party had tested po… https://t.co/wB0Fdn3oKu
Retweeted by Megan McArdleSo many people are committing to homeschooling that it's overloading government websites. "The system is not curre… https://t.co/CkRnFV7spx
Retweeted by Megan McArdleAs will tens of thousands of expats, is my bet https://t.co/mjb1lLDmC9
Retweeted by Megan McArdleSo this is a line you don't hear too often from a Republican. Blunt: If we don’t lose some money we didn’t try hard… https://t.co/gakDdQLkxw
Retweeted by Megan McArdle1/ I sometimes ask students what their position on slavery would have been had they been white and living in the So… https://t.co/kgXv9TOL1T
Retweeted by Megan McArdleWhoa https://t.co/lP86sDcgXn
Retweeted by Megan McArdleThe vast array of considerations (COBRA, spousal insurance, ACA plans, exchange subsidies, STLDI, Medicaid, state m… https://t.co/fBNZhUNZQb
Retweeted by Megan McArdleBut here's where it gets really crazy: valuations for these companies who offer real evidence for their capabilitie… https://t.co/KtkdwhTpEu
Retweeted by Megan McArdlePresumably, tomorrow would be a great day to spend trillions bailing out the banking system https://t.co/vAuZpaEaw35.7% of the labor force was working involuntary part-time in June, below the peak of 6.0% in the Great Recession. L… https://t.co/bZ9cBiS8VA
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @LizMair Suggests it's possible, but it's one study, not definitive @tedfrank @JonahDispatch I think it's the same people @DLeonhardt "the educational gradient for marriage was steepest in the United States" https://t.co/pWA7mzTXZG https://t.co/3zFUqYz2vk
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo @uglysquirl Admittedly doesn’t sound good. But we have to know more about the T-cell part of immuni… https://t.co/o4eaB845Zp
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @LizMair Antibody levels in their sero survey fell @JonahDispatch The results again mean bad news for the idea of ​​group immunity. It is assumed that the spread of t… https://t.co/6xF3sKrTaY @JonahDispatch University of Antwerp has published the results of its 4th study on antibodies in the blood of the B… https://t.co/wKLWXM3xFB @JonahDispatch According to epidemiologist Pierre Van Damme, we should completely forget the track of group immunity. @JonahDispatch Barely 5.5 percent of Belgians currently have antibodies against the coronavirus in their blood. Not… https://t.co/7RWCd4gteT @uglysquirl One of the researchers suggests that this means we will never reach herd immunity, at least without a vaccine. @uglysquirl You have to copy the text and put it through Google Translate, but the upshot is that in Belgium, which… https://t.co/Sc2gsaJll0Iran is now showing that even areas hit hard by a first wave can and will be hit again. https://t.co/ljf89dayIh
Retweeted by Megan McArdleOh, hell. https://t.co/Ybb9CeIW04I keep waiting for major institutions to start developing guidance for staff about how to deal robustly with public… https://t.co/c7RoQ0vUph
Retweeted by Megan McArdleThe Sun Belt is where blue states were three months ago — and where they could be again, writes @asymmetricinfo https://t.co/uQ8FeZGlky
Retweeted by Megan McArdleThousands of protesters, unbowed by a new national-security law imposed by China, staged the largest show of defian… https://t.co/DDdVaswSVd
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7/2
2020
@TheStalwart Three days of the CondorDeKalb county with a COVID-19 text & voicemail alert. First such warning I’ve received. https://t.co/99hlQFWyIi
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo Virologists I've been listening to have put it as "if we don't have a vaccine in five years, we won… https://t.co/lGr04QG8GZ
Retweeted by Megan McArdleThe epidemic will eventually disappear even if nothing is done. However, I would not expect this to happen before T… https://t.co/voIM6QeTp7~ 5 years ago, tech coverage became political, which means a lot of news outlets/reporters started covering the big… https://t.co/gOs4CGQYsT
Retweeted by Megan McArdleThank you for your support! https://t.co/m9Ryr2yBd4On May 30, there were no known CV cases at San Quentin prison. That day a busload of inmates was transferred from C… https://t.co/CxTXxTRaRQ
Retweeted by Megan McArdleThe bare truth of science: 1. Nobody believes a computational model except the person who built it. 2. Everybody b… https://t.co/X2AaMuRsED
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @tomabella It's a fine line.Me: every one of my 40 Chrome tabs is precious I couldn't possibly narrow these down Also me when my computer crash… https://t.co/Ryr3d67NbH
Retweeted by Megan McArdleExperimental HIV drug seems effective at a twice-a-year dose, study finds https://t.co/gVr3FjypgI
Retweeted by Megan McArdle @EricTopol Professional athletes should be extremely wary of catching covid19 if there is a high likelihood they wi… https://t.co/bfmU2kSYzl
Retweeted by Megan McArdleIt’s not just about the deaths. https://t.co/e14ReoUgr3
Retweeted by Megan McArdleno no no, don't you get it?! if you die in 2020 you die in *real life*!!! https://t.co/4KbcTAJKKD
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Retweeted by Megan McArdle @EricBrignac They couldn't. They were facing voter revolts.
7/1
2020

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