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David Dayen @ddayen Los Angeles, CA

Executive editor @theprospect. Author, Chain of Title, Monopolized (coming 07/20). Unsanitized newsletter only at https://t.co/7y0W2B4aju. Tips: ddayen-at-prospect-dot-org

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The sequel to The Wire not as good https://t.co/cowWdSP0y3Unsanitized today is about how we're a second-rate power, how we all know we're a second-rate power, and how this i… https://t.co/ovbqmx81Sb @RepRichardNeal A real Democrat would have subpoenaed Trump's taxes on Day 1, instead of delaying because he was mo… https://t.co/W91op0OOVw
Retweeted by David DayenWhat good is @RepRichardNeal's power in Congress if even Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch are doing more work to ho… https://t.co/jOkusprmV0
Retweeted by David Dayen @NathanTankus Trump's a reader that's niceGee, maybe Richie Neal should have moved expeditiously to obtain those financial records after all https://t.co/CQvtE0Nb0lSCOTUS sides with the NY prosecutor who subpoenaed Trump's financial records. "The President is neither absolutely… https://t.co/GkVWXVYcMB
Retweeted by David DayenPatrick Hornbeck, the chair of the Theology Department at Fordham, has apparently been frocked by the Supreme Court… https://t.co/u2b289xjKQA group of employees at PetSmart Inc. are calling on its private-equity owner to take steps to shield them from the… https://t.co/4TOyzZKcyI
Retweeted by David DayenAnother public-money lending program being run through indifferent banks, and having trouble. Maybe the problem is… https://t.co/uz8aL7F8Gc @whstancil @nathansnewman @EricLevitz @DavidAstinWalsh When you have no core beliefs you don't think things through. @whstancil @nathansnewman @EricLevitz @DavidAstinWalsh and, it's done in 2 weeks, it wasn't paired with state/local… https://t.co/fchK3U8VdRI didn't know that the Koch network got its own man installed on the USPS Board of Governors, and he was chair when… https://t.co/mN9laZSHR7Also today @brittanyagibson looks at a brand new report revealing Charles Koch's 50-year history of moving postal p… https://t.co/HqfFqiNnEZ @Econ_Marshall you, an idiotNeal managed to get involved in an issue where private equity giants and insurance companies were both fighting eac… https://t.co/20x8sdpeDWAlso today, I go deeper into Richie Neal's destruction of a fix for surprise billing in exchange for campaign donat… https://t.co/11s0fgzx0BIt's an incredible story about profiteering, financialization, and market power. Check it out! https://t.co/vMXEzgNfZJThe whole scheme when awry when 3M used its monopoly power to prevent a rival from entering the market. In a counte… https://t.co/PRRXKp5VSSSomehow 3M got a no-bid contract AFTER that for PPE. This after they knew about falsified data showing inadequate e… https://t.co/rQ5aEn1SJFHere's our feature today from the excellent @OliviaWebbC: 3M, lauded as heroes for producing N95 masks, knowingly s… https://t.co/sPNHwdGtDuScoops today at @theprospect...They keep doing this, based on the defendants' "limited ability to pay more." People fined for smoking pot should try this.The Mulvaney Discount (now the Kraninger Discount) strikes again. A $3.8 million fine dropped to $22k. https://t.co/oYxBR97aoQWe finally masked up the statue in the yard https://t.co/ts5ztM80HU
7/9
2020
Household Pulse has been a leading indicator as @theprospect has explained (https://t.co/kNytBPKZRe). It's blinkin… https://t.co/cpTFOiu1yr @danielmarans Exciting second angle https://t.co/ZKb1JQw9jYAgreed! https://t.co/wtRaNZeibP @ddayen fyi: pre-ordered 2x of "Monopolized" & indie bookstore just said distributor already has them in stock & is sending over. yeah!!
Retweeted by David DayenThree judicial rulings in the past few days sided with Native tribes over pipeline construction, making it even har… https://t.co/pSwspir78xTribes are front and center in a trio of recent developments. My latest at @TheProspect. @IENearth https://t.co/K2V2I6501T
Retweeted by David Dayen......<<<Next summer>>> <<<Joseph Gordon-Levitt>>> and <<<Emma Stone>>>… https://t.co/gddDmJ0Dg5
Retweeted by David DayenThen @brittanyagibson on the New Jersey primary, and how a state that usually gets 5% of its ballots absentee handl… https://t.co/cWkTpmp2p0Also today at @theprospect: from our July-August issue, @StarrProspect on the failure to protect, from COVID-19 and… https://t.co/yPsihrBlurGot to catch up with @ddayen at @TheProspect to talk about #HealingPolitics, the epidemic of insecurity, and their… https://t.co/NYitkQmVQX
Retweeted by David Dayentfw that dude to whom you were peddling regulation of dominant platforms moves seemlessly from the senate antitrust… https://t.co/TrpPs4edms
Retweeted by David DayenI was on Rising with @krystalball and @esaagar discussing Pelosi and the crisis. https://t.co/OdXu84B2NNThat's why we give drug companies patent monopolies -- otherwise they couldn't afford these contributions https://t.co/JSFd79MYDf
Retweeted by David DayenAlso today I follow up on the seemingly corrupted PPP data, and how the witch hunt to name and shame "undeserving"… https://t.co/IfNYUeCsjUFor Unsanitized today I talk with Abdul El-Sayed, who besides being a political figure is an epidemiologist, about… https://t.co/2zxy9ggwuh @jenhab @matthewstoller Quality is an important factor here, I'd add. Retractable makes a, well, retractable syring… https://t.co/Khn4BW00o6 @jenhab @matthewstoller There's a literature on this going back to 1998. BD's experience is using the handling of g… https://t.co/P28asXZBqBWhen this member of Biden's inner circle publishes a magazine article about U.S. foreign policy or delivers univers… https://t.co/vrPlWQKclN
Retweeted by David DayenYou love to see it: "This week, days after the Prospect submitted questions to Sullivan and the campaign, Macro Adv… https://t.co/nhUBbil4GHHere's a short follow-up to @mideastXmidwest's big piece on Biden's foreign policy advisers. Jake Sullivan, who's r… https://t.co/PeB00xhYNCFortunately the virus is completely under control and there are no lockdowns or economic jolts in sight, so the PPP… https://t.co/GKGbMIpUgAKenye's company got (Dr. Evil face) MILLIONS of dollars in a PPP loan but (soft voice) banks got $24 billion to do… https://t.co/cktGUfdYioUnsanitized: The PPP Witch Hunt is Misplaced - https://t.co/TYjdgysqTo https://t.co/rmjp4Pja73Nancy Pelosi: A Leader Without Leading - https://t.co/rla7lvKToq https://t.co/bSjld7nKFeThe powerful Democratic machine in South Jersey just lost a heated congressional primary in the state’s 2nd congres… https://t.co/7jtnxX4vZY
Retweeted by David DayenThis is the definitive take on Pelosi’s leadership. @ddayen puts together a compelling story of a leader who has fa… https://t.co/If8GcHxHSR
Retweeted by David Dayen @drogon_dracarys I know, jeez, we wouldn't want investigative reporting that investigates @drogon_dracarys I know you know, I'm making fun of the dominant Big Journalism mindset that no bailout exists beyond PPPThis is equal to 100 Kanye West company loans, it just wasn't on a handout spreadsheet for insta-journalism, it was… https://t.co/2qPZUPcZis @drogon_dracarys That's not PPP though so it doesn't matter I guess? Someone clarify the rules.This approaches accountability to a greater degree than "I saw Yeezy's name on spreadsheet look everyone it's a witch burn him"Like that's something to hold the government accountable for. SBA had one job, to compile a list, and it includes f… https://t.co/DeHkxbzkilYou'd think it would be a bigger story that the government spreadsheet every major news company in America rushed t… https://t.co/qp3qMArVTs @sesmithfff turns the 56-7 drubbing because you decided to play with 4 players the rest of the game into a moral victory... @sesmithfff More like "why play the rest of the game after the first possession" but you do you @BallsLew @MattBruenig forget it Jake, it's Trolltown @wsbgnl Which is, like, their job. People keep getting mad at me because I'm holding Congress to an allegedly impos… https://t.co/SWx3C1cBba @Ningen365 There are so many errors in the data - companies showing up that never applied for or received a loan -… https://t.co/iXiujHdtr7Legendary PR pitch https://t.co/ShxDP5WIm1
7/8
2020
@wsbgnl The omission of state/local aid helped ensure the lack of suppression. Also I presume the framers of the bi… https://t.co/I63tZ6SwZ3If a bill is so good that you have to do the exact same bill in 4 months and you should have known this when you pa… https://t.co/Ft7hDCVvF0The CARES Act was amazing!.. OK, only the stimulus checks and UI were amazing.. OK there was only one check.. OK bo… https://t.co/noe5VFYSAB.@JeffBezos will testify at an upcoming antitrust hearing on big tech. What lessons can be learned from @amazon pas… https://t.co/xK1QWcK7M3
Retweeted by David DayenI guess it's terribly boring to know that the nominee's advisers have been repping foreign governments, Google, an… https://t.co/7u8SvM0gqZ"Journalists do not find the very familiar Biden to be a particularly fruitful source of interesting stories"… https://t.co/AeEGJkyJlF"One last boost" seems to put more pressure on D's to demand some provisions renew automatically if Biden wins and… https://t.co/0sfgwYb2oV
Retweeted by David DayenSo Neal saying that he was just acting on behalf of poor hospitals in western Mass is BS. He was trying to drill ne… https://t.co/mNhn93BKLgInterestingly, the Neal solution is such a cluster that BOTH sides of the dispute have felt good about continuing t… https://t.co/fQvuJRuhMUThe bill was done, space was obtained on the legislative calendar. Then Neal worked with his Republican counterpart… https://t.co/Yt9JNxN6OvThis wades into something I know about and have written about. There's no question that Richie Neal is the reason y… https://t.co/M4mu3zGlGfThere's so much to appreciate in @ddayen's review of the new Pelosi biography. His critique of her governance by f… https://t.co/JTXjYgYOBv
Retweeted by David Dayen @braywpi @senatemajldr here https://t.co/70xoTagMXn @nycsouthpaw @ddayen has been writing about this quite a lot, and advocates have been sounding the alarm as well.… https://t.co/RcqqWUc84h
Retweeted by David Dayen.@ddayen has a good explainer on why the real problem with PPP is the setup by having banks administer loans, not t… https://t.co/FznFxFyRjv
Retweeted by David Dayen.@ddayen persuasively makes the case that Nancy Pelosi is one of the more malignant actors in American politics. https://t.co/Hx1KogV07c
Retweeted by David Dayen @libbycwatson An Yglesias is a liberal who's been mugged by the ratioAll attempts to privatize the public drinking water supply must be blocked. "one of the few essential services that… https://t.co/0begpUUtaZ
Retweeted by David DayenDepressingly broad, persuasive take on @SpeakerPelosi's constricted vision from @ddayen: https://t.co/SCRPkpzMe9 (1/x)
Retweeted by David Dayen @EscherSays @zachdcarter You're making a distinction without a difference. Fighting for nothing is fighting for the status quo."The problem with PPP was the terrible private-sector delivery mechanism, thanks to the hollowing out of this publi… https://t.co/Jc2zMYtLbA
Retweeted by David DayenWhy should I care about that? And what does it have to do with "ties to Trump," when the program is firmly (and wro… https://t.co/g3RzpKy4PuWhat's the conspiracy supposed to be: Megachurch calls Trump, who calls the SBA, who calls a private bank, who gets… https://t.co/CsJiO7wCpTThis was overdetermined. https://t.co/UVTAaeeELSHodges has also sought to eliminate consumer protections that prevent unauthorized debits from a bank account, but… https://t.co/EofTdjjDdQ
Retweeted by David DayenToday, partially as a result of that sleazy transaction attempt being made public, CFPB denied the request and kept… https://t.co/3Ay5wvBy6rLast December I wrote about the payday lending industry trying to blatantly buy a regulation. They wanted CFPB to r… https://t.co/e9cNAjhDUX @HandNik @TheProspect It's funny how when you remove public relief from companies and there are no sales that they… https://t.co/RVAoF1qo5s @HandNik @TheProspect The actual issue people are bringing up is stupid and fully addressed. Decrying "undeserving"… https://t.co/v8BbiYSzuAThis is going to shock the House Democratic caucus. There’s $300k behind this ad and possibly more coming. All of… https://t.co/alCiAvJ1zu
Retweeted by David DayenUnsanitized today is about the PPP, and the facile name and shame tactics masking the hollowing out of government c… https://t.co/YE9Aspsuc2Also at @theprospect, Bob Kuttner has a story today about a lobbyist-written water privatization plan stuck into th… https://t.co/8cT7SO925B @DrewVogelNJ @TheProspect I wrote a whole section on that but didn't have room for it, decided to stick to pandemic… https://t.co/0fcRkXUkmuA Leader Without Leading (@ddayen / American Prospect) https://t.co/EHFAvkHNOg https://t.co/x32HxTafAu
Retweeted by David Dayen @BenAdamsO_O @zachdcarter That would be a shockingly cynical view and usually what Democrats say about McConnell, t… https://t.co/e9MRBxGgpg @pbarr @chrislhayes Pretty damn hard at his crappy pay, UI's paying a lot better. PPP was a bad program but for non… https://t.co/ypNwZC4rJN
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