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Think out loud for New York Magazine's Intelligencer. eric.levitz@nymag.com

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i hate this pandemic. ive always wanted to watch tv and play video games all day but I wanted to do it on my terms
Retweeted by Eric LevitzWhile I can't independently confirm all of this, the details of this story are highly consistent with a message I g… https://t.co/ih8OQdD5pS
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @cd_hooks Joke’s on you wise-guy — I’m 32this looks like a cold open from Xavier: Renegade Angel https://t.co/3vyjOuN5DB
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @CharlesPPierce @BobbyBigWheel @Canning4Oregon @AJentleson Not sure I follow. Presumably, some senior Dem from a di… https://t.co/syUiyZpX7K @CharlesPPierce @BobbyBigWheel @Canning4Oregon @AJentleson ... But don't understand why progressives writ large wou… https://t.co/8cZ4828xbh @CharlesPPierce @BobbyBigWheel @Canning4Oregon @AJentleson "Voting out the House W&M chairman in favor of a rookie… https://t.co/lDx9t7IIXUThese are the supposedly incriminating DMs. No wonder they initially weren’t disclosed. https://t.co/W0LTVSULI0
Retweeted by Eric LevitzNEW: College Democrat chats reveal year-old plan to engineer and leak Alex Morse accusations https://t.co/F4Gt3l8Pu1 from me & @BogieStrkr
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8/13
2020
why we're polarized https://t.co/1rkZhQPRyd @rmc031 The groom at this wedding? Why, he was The American PeopleStill early, but Trump's new policy is facing strong headwinds thus far https://t.co/4nwNI2dcj1Which comes closest to describing your view. The president is:UMass/WCVB poll finds Joe Kennedy III down 15 points to Ed Markey, and this word cloud of respondent descriptions o… https://t.co/lixhCMU6K6
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @ImNotOwned @tysonbrody @aaronhuertas texting voters is effective because it creates fodder for posts, just as GOTV… https://t.co/ZPbu7rSvR6 @aaronhuertas (Tho obviously wouldn’t be nearly as effective if left politics didn’t speak to this cohort’s materia… https://t.co/yCGgkdmIGr @aaronhuertas I’m increasingly sympathetic to the view that media is virtually everything in a democracy with falli… https://t.co/6hOlIktm2APeople don't vote on the basis of coherent, fine-grained ideologies* *(Rule may not apply to young people who vote… https://t.co/rEiFVttqz6Markey up 15 over Kennedy in #MASen https://t.co/C8gOOK2K7k
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @zeithistoriker Need to see some polling. Feel like dinosaurs-are-birds denial is still widespread out in the HeartlandDoes 30330 have some kind of symbolic significance? Or was that just the only ("best") number the Biden campaign co… https://t.co/CNxfxzXuF0 @bridgetgillard I'm all for freedom of the press. But the Constitution is not a suicide pact. @bridgetgillard Your journal of ideas can be 420 pages long -- or it can be bereft of white space between lines of… https://t.co/iPPsRrWuPH @jbouie @JHWeissmann I stand by my "statehood for each of New York City's 259 neighborhoods" plan https://t.co/wihXBNVHcI @daveweigel Just wrote about this actually https://t.co/xVH3YAEJwX https://t.co/Y0hmj4M01m"...while the GOP has controlled the Senate for about 22 of the past 40 years, Republican senators have represented… https://t.co/8JN4M2E7xgThis is pretty remarkable to see quantified: In the midst of a global pandemic, 79% of the incumbent president's ca… https://t.co/EBiDChx0LR
Retweeted by Eric LevitzKamala Harris will open the Silicon Valley cash machine for Joe Biden "She is the pick that they will be happiest… https://t.co/mGEDcI8O3K
Retweeted by Eric LevitzIn the last 12 hours, Trump has tweeted out one ad that accuses Kamala Harris of being a radical leftist -- as evid… https://t.co/JCYk9GeRChBig day for America's hot Jewish male community. Today, Handsome Hebrew boys all across this country know that no m… https://t.co/269qRumZTLThe sheriff's argument for enforcing a *ban* on mask wearing (as opposed to merely refusing to enforce a mask manda… https://t.co/gqQtyC3Jg5The conservative movement has rendered this country ungovernable https://t.co/sSaG5gu9Wd https://t.co/V7LyyOUXTrTrump is apparently campaigning on the idea that suburbs won't accept low-income housing. Here in Minnesota, most… https://t.co/NSfVeozAGF
Retweeted by Eric LevitzI've got many qualms about Harris. But a pro-Trump editorial board arguing that a Senator who previously served as… https://t.co/iSc8e91Fmv @jbouie "...with the power of LOVE!"The idea of Cory Booker as a communistic land-reformer who strikes terror into the hearts of suburban housewives is… https://t.co/6v3R8Qla1VCoincidentally, these are the exact same odds as in our final forecast in 2016!!! (Clinton 71%, Trump 29%) As wa… https://t.co/7u2PEZyuU0
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8/12
2020
tfw the fascist president uses the headline from your blog-post about how Kamala Harris's avowed Medicare For All s… https://t.co/JshH8kTYw0 @freedaaron well, unless the president dies, in which case the Veep may get to decide whether Reconstruction will t… https://t.co/tn1aszN5F2The COVID relief bill failed because the GOP leadership refused to meet Democrats halfway on a policy proposal that… https://t.co/cid9q3TsP3Democrats did not hold relief hostage to “non-COVID-related” ideological priorities — only the Republican Party did… https://t.co/DomjH1VgcD
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @M_C_Klein Hard for me to believe many traders were operating from the presumption of 2-4 weeks of no federal UI (b… https://t.co/yTL5VqrMiz @M_C_Klein I feel like conventional wisdom two months ago held that the expiration date of enhanced UI would be tha… https://t.co/v2YOzD6TvB @M_C_Klein sure. But I have a hard time understanding how the *risk* that this priced-in assumption *might* be wron… https://t.co/aT94HhY9qBI thought I maybe understood the stocks but increasingly seems that I just plum don't https://t.co/Vnk2VACDGaOne of the most important questions facing the United States today. Good on Lewis for starting the conversation. https://t.co/szRfslDzNX @BuddyYakov @sam_a_bell @JHWeissmann *for* the American people[Slack newsroom] Me: [chanting] veep, veep- Other losers: veep, VEEP Biden comms person: [pounding clipboard] VE… https://t.co/sqmOiFsZQ4Starting to think Mitch McConnell might not be a straight shooter. https://t.co/kNljW0rL7T
8/11
2020
“Josh Hawley & Co. evince interest in curbing the power of multinational corporations... But they are also committe… https://t.co/Sw4jLqbsEm
Retweeted by Eric LevitzCutting bus service in response to the pandemic so low-wage service workers risking their lives have less convenien… https://t.co/oazwt8ykJ9
Retweeted by Eric LevitzThe future that populist conservatives want is a past that is irrecoverable in its broad strokes and fictional in m… https://t.co/8iRPPNQoljUntil Josh Hawley & Co. demonstrate a commitment to increasing worker power — and thus, a willingness to wage war o… https://t.co/FqEXIWAT9lSelf-styled “populist” Republicans — who oppose pro-labor policies — are just Reaganites in different clothes, writ… https://t.co/z8IMM0aTUf
Retweeted by Eric LevitzThis week on The Alexis Pereira Program, we invite New York Magazine Senior Writer @EricLevitz to discuss one of Am… https://t.co/2B4HKokb63
Retweeted by Eric LevitzAmericans adopted a bunch of pets during quarantine and now veterinarians are overwhelmed with demand, hiring new e… https://t.co/MwPWmFafAa
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8/10
2020
Oh. Well, if he says so https://t.co/zKReXe73tIStill not over how the administration's solution to everyone being locked inside is to make getting deliveries worse https://t.co/0a6x5kkkUZ
Retweeted by Eric LevitzThis is an excellent interview on "progressive globalization" -- a vision for world trade that rejects both neolibe… https://t.co/bSmFQ24UCt
8/8
2020
The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two… https://t.co/xbtGE8IyRW
Retweeted by Eric LevitzI'm increasingly convinced that sectoral bargaining is one of the most important policies we could pursue. There ar… https://t.co/3WExY5KrBm
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @hannahgais v ecumenical listMy Colombian grandmother used skin bleaching products all her life https://t.co/Tucy8pIaZi
Retweeted by Eric Levitz"What is the economic value of a vaccine right now? It’s clearly tens of trillions of dollars, at least if you had… https://t.co/IliHyxb89o
Retweeted by Eric LevitzAlso in this piece: Fascinating stuff from @adam_tooze, who points out that snapback to austerity has historically… https://t.co/vkqfZgHt91
Retweeted by Eric LevitzAdam Tooze suggests that U.S. climate advocates should make détente with China a policy priority, as heightened te… https://t.co/iUlSPgMzd9“As a historian of the early 20th century, I think I had been predisposed to understand the Anthropocene as a war o… https://t.co/jInX08PLS7
Retweeted by Eric LevitzThe virus depression is, almost uniquely among recent economic crises, caused by a dysfunction in the material worl… https://t.co/TZRD69xZcC
Retweeted by Eric Levitz"Because the Green New Deal project was formulated so strongly from the left, it centered itself on a coalition of… https://t.co/qj4pgJCYfg @jbouie @samuelmoyn @BLMcKean @LarryGlickman ...Oren Cass, by contrast, actually has articulated a semi-coherent vi… https://t.co/Doew6ONSKc @jbouie @samuelmoyn @BLMcKean @LarryGlickman Writing a little thing on this now. But none of the GOP lawmakers Broo… https://t.co/3jONK0ClvoThe way I see this is Manchin does not want to be the 50th or 51st vote on anything that might be remotely controve… https://t.co/tQ7RPSR1id
Retweeted by Eric LevitzIn a world of abundant capital -- and scarce safe assets -- the balance of power between governments and investors… https://t.co/x0AWFfL12rThe immensity and variety of suffering that this crisis has produced is hard to fathom https://t.co/b0S86yMUUq.@adam_tooze on how history can (and cannot) help us navigate the "shockingly novel" conditions of the 21st century… https://t.co/azczunglfH"The Republican Party seems like a local problem, but they’re actually a global one. In the same way that a local p… https://t.co/haLbtVyISDI spoke with the historian Adam Tooze about how the COVID crisis is upending economic orthodoxy, his nightmare scen… https://t.co/5tAaM72ezc"As a historian of the early 20th century, I think I had been predisposed to understand the Anthropocene as a war o… https://t.co/eCLYMMWGfX
8/7
2020
@anastasiakeeley Was looking forward to reading this book, but it turns out all 200 pages are just photos of your t… https://t.co/Y8VBMWGuLP @HeerJeet @tysonbrody Thank you Jeet. I will not forget this @tysonbrody Biden 2024: God Is Dead, and General Motors Is Alive
Retweeted by Eric Levitz🎵 imagine there's no weapons it's easy if you try no cops to stop us above us only sky imagine all us libs forcing… https://t.co/O8DmObzthf @tysonbrody Biden 2024: God Is Dead, and General Motors Is Alive @tysonbrody Love him or hate him, you gotta admit it’s impressive that Biden is capable of bruising The Almighty @irv_mad9 @yeselson @HeerJeet @joshtpm she's also the only one Biden knows well/already has a good working relationship with
8/6
2020
@SamAdlerBell *Traitor* Joe?? Say it ain’t so!!! 😭 @mtsw Right. Just like Olsen says, a Republican apartheid supporter wouldn’t be vetted for the vice presidency beca… https://t.co/i5bsIIMlLrSigh. https://t.co/3Cm1oOWjBm
Retweeted by Eric LevitzFrom my understanding, the herd immunity threshold of SARS-CoV-19 is still 60-80% given an R0 of 2.5-3. So early re… https://t.co/U75zR4qY7Q
Retweeted by Eric Levitz3) Lower herd immunity threshold (HIT) Infections are now declining in almost all heavily-impacted states, despite… https://t.co/OXX8daunOR
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @BuddyYakov @dbessner @mkazin https://t.co/q7JM3U1m40 @dbessner @mkazin agreed. though don't think these questions are mutually exclusive @mkazin @dbessner If one posits that America's constitutional order is brittle -- and that American police are impl… https://t.co/CaJ8y6QFxf @DavidAstinWalsh ...and there was also this report last week. But yeah, agree that all and all, people are not prep… https://t.co/bqtqczRgTQ @DavidAstinWalsh I think this possibility is extremely under-discussed relative to its probability. But I also thin… https://t.co/c3uVUfKqOS @dbessner @davidrieff @Michael_Youhana Yeah, didn't doubt it. Just a remarkable clip imo. Not sure I've seen Bernie… https://t.co/nm5zkwQMPb @dbessner @davidrieff @Michael_Youhana https://t.co/CJBxdYfFprTrump's closing message to Catholic TV EWTN: https://t.co/c6uyXLiHJQ
Retweeted by Eric LevitzDespite a polarized media landscape, the rules of political gravity still apply if an obvious disaster occurs on an… https://t.co/EqBTWsy38R
Retweeted by Eric LevitzI don't think the impact of having him on the ballot is 100% clear. But Donald Trump winning reelection because Kan… https://t.co/lsWkSC4Q4K
8/5
2020

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