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@Dartmouth poli sci professor, @UpshotNYT contributor, @BrightLineWatch co-organizer. Before: @fordschool @umich / @CJR / Spinsanity / All the President's Spin.

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Trump declares himself “chief law enforcement officer” as he goes on clemency spree, “wielding the power the way yo… https://t.co/uyoaHZuorm
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanPartisan complicity in the degradation of the rule of law. https://t.co/RIZuL804xR"In short, then, the pardons were entirely personal in origin, and so the granting of them was exclusively an exerc… https://t.co/VqGyW5cMYRSmart kicker from @JeffreyToobin: "All Trump has done is to prove that he can reward his friends and his friends’ f… https://t.co/Z6t5BqKtKv
Retweeted by Brendan Nyhan @bradytwest @aidangcw my main lesson from several years of it is we typically preregistered too many hypotheses and… https://t.co/pvLWHjNXbTImagine the Obama or George W. Bush administration talking about their fellow citizens or the opposition party like… https://t.co/9GwqVXyn9CVery interesting study looked at vaccine questions on Yahoo Answers and the effect of expertise | Vaccine informati… https://t.co/GAH9kdHTxc
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanI have a piece up in the @washingtonpost. My headline: a nomination contest is not a general election https://t.co/WNYLMV0gjS
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2/19
2020
Most unpopular qualities for a prez candidate in the new NBC/WSJ poll (combined reservations + very uncomfortable):… https://t.co/mOoQ0fM1Zp
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanTruly grotesque. https://t.co/VF7GRglS6U
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanBernie now 42% on Betfair vs Bloomberg 30%, Biden 8%, Pete 6% https://t.co/AlVQ487wIn. Never thought I'd say it bu… https://t.co/qKwdpNUgsKUp is down is up https://t.co/2g1NJ3HdSfNormal stuff https://t.co/yQA9lmwqMVWe have reached "quid pro quo is good actually." #ButGorsuch https://t.co/z3lSrzhxJO
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanMedia state watch. The surest route to the President of the United States. https://t.co/s5Cc4a1mhUSuper cool to see my solo-authored work "Are Experts (News)Worthy? Balance, Conflict, and Mass Media Coverage of Ex… https://t.co/KDGwwq4ein
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanOr the aim is for Trump to demonstrate power over Barr if he doesn’t resign. https://t.co/Ta8HUQXXJg
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanAsked and answered https://t.co/8RbXQU9XM9And while the share of Republicans who strongly disapproved of how Democrats were handling the process started out… https://t.co/7yN6tqSQ2i
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanMeanwhile, Republicans consolidated behind their party and their president; the share of people who approve, and es… https://t.co/K3div3rZKn
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanAfter Trump's acquittal, some Democrats became more disillusioned -- more said impeachment was a bad use of time, f… https://t.co/ROg3lpMamW
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanThat censored World Bank paper is now online: "aid disbursements to highly aid dependent countries coincide with s… https://t.co/utnDXAdQlL
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanSince day one, the Trump administration has been intent on linking refugees to terrorism, data and facts be damned… https://t.co/YbLEuaPwMM
Retweeted by Brendan Nyhan @OsitaNwanevu these are not the same voters; check the sample sizesThe President again publicly attacking a federal judge during the trial of his criminal associate. What would you s… https://t.co/JCfyrGJkV1Gerontocracy https://t.co/TRQUUclPdHWhat would you say if you saw it in another country? https://t.co/hTrYYyWhzTNot a drill. https://t.co/wxXxS7NGFf @dansolomon @ModeledBehavior not the same respondents - note the Bloomberg / Bernie is D only, others aren'tPro-Bloomberg scenario I envisioned for @NateSilver538 (& @jonathanchait & @jbview) is largely occurring (even bett… https://t.co/9WEAPhzx8p
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanWhere we are as a country https://t.co/iI6DG8LSZBFrom GWB's speechwriter: "Those who ignore Trump’s actions may think they are staying in the shadows, but they are… https://t.co/BYRFn9Ufd3"Two survey experiments of elected officials in eleven U.S. southern states show that framing the decision to remov… https://t.co/NLs8FvipV3
2/18
2020
https://t.co/hKyvnLZbVJhttps://t.co/3ZxoyvpwAk“Cowardice on this scale is not a single act; it includes all the guilty silences that complicity continues to requ… https://t.co/nts4QLNMRJ
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanWas anyone seeking the Democratic nomination in 2004 or 1992 even asked such a question about the Presidents Bush?… https://t.co/iNtCd8NqRw
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanForthcoming @OUPAcademic book on the Never Trump movement from @NiskanenCenter's Robert Saldin and Steven Teles… https://t.co/9rLh9SyuegInteresting but (a) need to avoid questions that seem like references to Trump/provide social desirability cues and… https://t.co/bnS8HsKZ9T @Dr_Atchison @LilyMasonPhD @jamesold sorry to be obvious, but he's a prof so hopefully he has a study or studies in mind!I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.… https://t.co/Je80isnv2p
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanThere are ways of removing trespassers from federal property, none of them pretty. This is why you don't nominate p… https://t.co/bCDv33hYF3
Retweeted by Brendan Nyhan @Dr_Atchison @LilyMasonPhD @jamesold not sure. maybe email him? @JohnHolbein1 but you are 100% right. the only constructive way I've seen this described is to counter the idea tha… https://t.co/aNb3QE98A4 @JohnHolbein1 hedonic treadmill, etc.Fascinating study on how announcing a social norm reduces online harassment using a large-scale field experiment. I… https://t.co/porLjLJMfx
Retweeted by Brendan Nyhan*blinks rapidly* so like, i dont want to be impertinent, but, uh, the folks i know at catalist are both bright and… https://t.co/Jyy6Avcu5N
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanImportant corrective to current conventional wisdom from @DaveAHopkins https://t.co/YeF0Q8rv2J https://t.co/qkUUfrSF8iNew @BJPolS article by @lorenc2 @imsonoshah @karthickr Ben Newman and Danielle Lemi on the role of racial rhetoric… https://t.co/Dv0phLXooz
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanA couple of weeks ago, I shared my new BJPS on evaluations of legislator responsiveness to constituent communicatio… https://t.co/ruVmQsKaOa
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanShades of the non-Trump Rs in 2016 going after each other rather than Trump in an effort to be the last person stan… https://t.co/zz9qBiWM48Thread https://t.co/iIYWc8oPBACotton continuing to double down on a totally unsupported claim, trying to stigmatize any criticism as "the Communi… https://t.co/FrEP2EKzlkWords to live by (applies to any field with highly stochastic, long-term outcomes) https://t.co/VRk5ufPF5wHot take: Bernie opponents have too low a point estimate for his general-election vote share, whereas Bernie suppor… https://t.co/up6WljmXQN
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanNote: We still need to do better! The economic inequality in elite higher ed is indefensible. Just need to be reali… https://t.co/x3vJHcG48kImportant thread on general equilibrium and why improving matching to selective colleges among low/middle income st… https://t.co/PMT10cQL7A"given our national faith and trust in a rule of law no one can subvert, it is not too strong to say that Bill Barr… https://t.co/v2x1dbHrbSI'm embarrassed this is a United States senator https://t.co/QL5E3gF2Qp @m_mendozaferrer @justingrimmer @mingus_coleman apologies, all I could find about you online is anti-Bernie stuff;… https://t.co/yL1776VOUQJimmy Carter had to put his peanut farm in a blind trust https://t.co/Qlulplj4Km @justingrimmer @mingus_coleman I'm un-RT'ing because that account does seem sketchy but the questions about Jane Sa… https://t.co/mw82IFpVxdHe deleted, apparently. But he’s also not the only one trying to make these absurd comparisons. There is plenty of… https://t.co/wfhLPfjvO1
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanHere's how polit* journals are doing according to the TOP factor: https://t.co/LvtgJRpQGi https://t.co/jJAGKhB063
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanYour priors on candidate ad effects are likely too large ("When we pool together all the attack ads, we find that o… https://t.co/50k1LuNM5DUp is down https://t.co/I9LySgWZAg @mattyglesias not something he did as an 18-year-old https://t.co/7VePSKeXbh @mattyglesias https://t.co/eezRVP7eGj @mattyglesias Fair https://t.co/0QKZRNvbFp
2/17
2020
Perverse incentives here - these kinds of political incentives to downplay risks reportedly worsened the outbreak i… https://t.co/PiaS4rc6aN @gelliottmorris the question is whether they work in the primary! he can run other kinds of ads in the general, etc… https://t.co/r2XiRKqKEchttps://t.co/zFIfBi7Vumhttps://t.co/7Muy7SQoJ6Important - why our institutions are straining to control Trump and why we need to think about how to better instit… https://t.co/8M6YziAnLYWhat's breaking down is internal party influence over nominations (critical to protecting democracy - see How Democ… https://t.co/Ocau7limyiImportant. Trump is mostly a conventional Republican on policy, especially in areas where Congress has relatively m… https://t.co/BQrAYiGyfO"what matters most is God, family and country" from the president of "Two Corinthians," divorces and porn stars, an… https://t.co/kZCKcDw3mgGood segment from @brianstelter on democratic backsliding and creeping authoritarianism under Trump. Glad to see Ho… https://t.co/NkCzRAU1vb
Retweeted by Brendan Nyhan @mattyglesias Also this on Bernie saying he was nauseated by how JFK talked about the Cuban revolution https://t.co/AjLTW43zgp @ntdPhD @mattyglesias true. but some attacks hurt even w/competing frames, especially if they are damaging enough t… https://t.co/TrMSU24wtq @mattyglesias Ah! Bloomberg's case seems different (past statements are massive vulnerability in primary, not gener… https://t.co/3Nye5EpQbt @stan_okl primary ads > general I would assume (weaker preferences between candidates)Disagreement by @mattyglesias. We'll see! Remember that Bernie's past statements reinforce the critique that's goin… https://t.co/WSeBzRS4hPUnderstandably, much talk now about $ in politics. But leaving aside Bloomberg, who won't be on the ballot until Su… https://t.co/mSqU6dTJlk
Retweeted by Brendan Nyhan @MattGrossmann @jbview lots of incentive to hang on and hope for a convention miracle, no?Using the official apparatus of government for what appears to be a political event https://t.co/GWNm8io8O1
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanFor context, see this thread. The clip is only one part of a much longer video that is more balanced. My point is t… https://t.co/bnj9mss9bO @HeerJeet see my column though - it hasn't been pushed by either side (yet) https://t.co/ARWP4QIKE0. being around o… https://t.co/Bg7nJrR91vCognitive dissonance has not proven to be an obstacle thus far https://t.co/OzdomZElOQAt some point, this stuff will be everywhere (and there's a lot). The only question is when. https://t.co/ARWP4QIKE0 https://t.co/bgiLWMmJDkThis. Curious why parties don't use ranked-choice voting. https://t.co/fVsiXuqiBbFrom a potential 2024 contender https://t.co/CMHqqU6gmz @GabrielRossman @toad_spotted @alexstamos you're welcome to your view, but I prefer evidence from subject matter ex… https://t.co/OA8UiUsTR1Unbriefed, seemingly motivated by politics, making life or death decisions about our national security. The man wi… https://t.co/pGIApbmg1q @GabrielRossman @toad_spotted @alexstamos big difference between politicians suppressing evidence of an outbreak th… https://t.co/aK6smLu38UOpen letter: "Governments that use the enormous power of law enforcement to punish their enemies and reward their… https://t.co/dY21KNYUeFAs a philosopher once said, the Soviet regime is certain of its wonderful future, but troubled by its ever-changing… https://t.co/4KPSV3MLSJ
Retweeted by Brendan NyhanWhere we are as a country https://t.co/FWD04dXobc @matthewstoller "thick skull," really? blocking/muting. @matthewstoller I'm struggling to see how you can't grasp the distinction here. Example: You don't trust the Bush… https://t.co/W2mCvDNiq0
2/16
2020

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