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

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Imagine the intensity of rooting against the Patriots in the Super Bowl, knowing that their victory wouldn't just p… https://t.co/wigHh7iGCsCongress should also set aside a pot of money each year for cities that field championship teams, and require those… https://t.co/YxQpHtX5r9This is correct. Also would increase interest in local elections, as a council candidate could run on a platform of… https://t.co/7I8tVPYSYP
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12/16
2019
Mitt Romney is now to the left of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders' 2016 positions on the Child Tax Credit https://t.co/11lwMlqeKh
Retweeted by Eric LevitzStaging an Election Day “festival” right by a polling place is a highly cost-effective way of boosting turnout.… https://t.co/cIftjx5yEn
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @ZaxxonGalaxian Bleed Green! https://t.co/I1LxEDe8VV @nikhil_palsingh @intelligencer Thanks so much Nikhil! Fwiw, the notes of self-deprecation in there are meant in ea… https://t.co/vFcU8URw6VAll sports leagues should be nationalized, and cities/surrounding communities should get to elect their teams' gene… https://t.co/w9CfyyEUtPthe best piece i've read so far on what the UK election may--or may not--mean for 2020 https://t.co/QcmJaF5Dqb
Retweeted by Eric LevitzSimplest way to fix this is to make "Resident of Iowa" an elected position. State's pop is about 3 million, so vote… https://t.co/7dbu4KcOzo @DemocraticLuntz @ewisquith Can't opine on such counterfactuals with much confidence given my less than fine-graine… https://t.co/9eBZLr2gTc @ewisquith I think there are a lot of things Corbyn could have done better. But I also think that people underrate… https://t.co/CMFvaqnXHV @ewisquith I agree that the Corbyn thing matters too. But the lesson strikes me as relatively straightforward there… https://t.co/kL8PwfIPyU @ewisquith Right. But grappling fact that there is a major structural bias in favor of the right under the current… https://t.co/nyUh4uN5ew @ewisquith That is more or less my piece's first takeaway. But question is whether the pro-Leave bias of the parlia… https://t.co/DuDxb8DU1K @yeselson @dskamper @IChotiner Worse in the UK than here. Our millennial generation is much largerI've submitted my essay The Year Men Got 'Boners' to the Times's Style section every year since I turned 13 -- and… https://t.co/jjmPoisrDzNow more than ever, opponents of rightwing nationalism must resist the temptation to project the clarity of our mor… https://t.co/kXeEJtCh0J
Retweeted by Eric LevitzBloomberg is trying to buy his way to the presidency in the most blatant ways possible. https://t.co/VcndBcVrAx
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @gabrielwinant the first rule of socialism is now "rules without capitalism is theft" (sorry, I don't make the rules)I’m a lawyer, my wife’s a doctor. We got a $10k bill from the hospital she worked for because they said we didn’t g… https://t.co/EBVyIA6Usm
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12/15
2019
@DavidOAtkins @ThePlumLineGS @michelleinbklyn humbled by such company! @karpmj Minnesota's probably too competitive for Dems to run on an anti-Vikings message next year. But given WI's i… https://t.co/F8OcuHzHAz @karpmj this is how you win reelection by 10 points in a Trump state as a single payer-supporting lesbian with a 0%… https://t.co/KiU3I5bYCG
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @karpmj this is how you win reelection by 10 points in a Trump state as a single payer-supporting lesbian with a 0%… https://t.co/KiU3I5bYCG @whstancil Yeah. Not as certain about that as you, but definitely share your skepticism that there was some way of… https://t.co/WrAvhxpD0NSo I may have caught a bad case of Galaxy Brain from chatting with @davidshor but -- maybe the most plausible path… https://t.co/K6jIuKUB4e @NedSkead @mattyglesias I should have mentioned it explicitly, but this gestures at the problem, which Rupert Murdo… https://t.co/ZckCbDl171 @MattBruenig Collective bargaining coverage looks better but still is fairly bleak. https://t.co/bDGefmHBB9
Retweeted by Eric LevitzIf we don’t seek an unblinkered view of the world as it is, we’ll have little hope of someday seeing it as it shoul… https://t.co/IqObWWd6gDnothing quite like tfw ur piece elevates the discourse https://t.co/5QBnsXCTrx @EricShapiro3 Appreciate the kind words! @nikhil_palsingh If I had to guess: he's saying the left shouldn't frame its message of solidarity and community in… https://t.co/Au5bXPvkpTCentrists have framed Corbyn’s defeat as an indictment of Bernie's electability. There are many problems with that… https://t.co/iAq2S6ydaZA small island nation with a parliament and a queen held an election on Thursday. And in a shocking turn of events,… https://t.co/RIflfll0NLNow more than ever, opponents of rightwing nationalism must resist the temptation to project the clarity of our mor… https://t.co/kXeEJtCh0J
12/14
2019
@yeselson @EricLevitz @gabrielwinant @JoshuaMound It is the product of neo-liberal globalization that sent union in… https://t.co/HrvnylsiVw
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @gabrielwinant @JoshuaMound Yeah, realized that when I saw how relatively modest the US decline was"the answer to the question is weak left institutions" -- me responding to all of your tweets at once
Retweeted by Eric LevitzThis One Chart Shows Why We're Fucked And Not Getting Unfucked Soon https://t.co/ySAmf8tiKlAnd yet, the presidential candidates don't speak for the broader party on this. Nevada Dems declined to repeal thei… https://t.co/FROXuyqfM6
Retweeted by Eric LevitzNEW Opinium poll The main reasons people did not vote Labour — The leadership (43%) — Brexit (17%) — Their economi… https://t.co/IjvfFGB3aG
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @DavidKlion Beyond Johnson and Brexit, an incumbent party that's been in power for 10 years -- presiding over a "re… https://t.co/5o6XAvZLD87/ Brexit party appears to have hurt Labour slightly more than Tories. • In seats where Brexit party stood, net Lab… https://t.co/PHl9Bz45Fj
Retweeted by Eric Levitz4/ Turnout also played a role. The Tories fared better where turnout dropped the most, and Labour fared better were… https://t.co/8GyHAtCb0j
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @gabrielwinant ...are grappling with the potential implications of the alternative. I don't see how one can be conf… https://t.co/Y40YRr0D5F @gabrielwinant Which I think is something we both believe Democrats should do, at least in substance if not campaig… https://t.co/QlwpEIKmMj @gabrielwinant Isn't there significant evidence that opposition to immigration was a leading motivator of Brexit su… https://t.co/ANf6UTLM9obrexit party excises 30% from the major parties in a reliable labour district in Wales https://t.co/jjUbBNzbCS
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @peterjgowan @noironyintended ...and that option attains concrete form, you cannot allow the currently-existing dem… https://t.co/TJomDikFMc @peterjgowan @noironyintended I think there’s a strong case that this was the best of the bad options electorally.… https://t.co/WTAMTEULwqEverything is terrible, I know. But in my own little corner of the public conversation, pieces like this suggest we… https://t.co/GnzNLTgMtW
Retweeted by Eric LevitzThis is colorful but wrong. Corbyn’s personal favorability was -41% (21% positive vs 61% negative). Labour’s major… https://t.co/2TBcMkwguq
Retweeted by Eric LevitzI’m sad about the UK and I’m sad that US national politics continue to be controlled by Fox News monsters. But I’m… https://t.co/vysSvmdnBI
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12/13
2019
The left isn’t losing everywhere. Lib-left coalitions have won recent elections and now govern in Denmark, Portugal… https://t.co/gV8Xz8GTid
Retweeted by Eric LevitzGonna take a lot of work and luck to keep that moral arc of history from bending towards eco-facism. https://t.co/o3zM1wV6YvLogging on to see American political commentators wildly extrapolate from an election they know very little about i… https://t.co/cCUJD6uKr1
Retweeted by Eric LevitzBritish politics could be very different right now if the Lib Dems had successfully extracted proportional represen… https://t.co/Ln40IIdmM3
Retweeted by Eric LevitzThe bigger issue here is that the SNP will almost certainly move for a referendum if these numbers hold, and I don'… https://t.co/blQLUNvdFM
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @zackbeauchamp One 👏 Raymond 👏 Carver 👏 Was 👏 Enough 👏On Monday, Congress learned that the Pentagon had lied to the American people about the war in Afghanistan, so as t… https://t.co/1Sxt8gAOD2
Retweeted by Eric LevitzSeriously I'm still fuming over this. "The Defense Department’s budget is now $130 billion larger than it was the… https://t.co/o4SPUsDdRh
Retweeted by Eric LevitzThere is no reason why some tiny, lily-white farm state — that clogs our nation’s arteries with its corn syrup, and… https://t.co/32R171Ly3O @EricLevitz A very simple rule change would have done this: bar candidates from the debates who donate more than $1… https://t.co/aS5c3mhMdz
Retweeted by Eric Levitz"Sign Rick Porcello So You Can Trade Noah Syndergaard" represents a new frontier in the field of Mets studies. For… https://t.co/zLWR6qEasS
Retweeted by Eric LevitzIf someone asked me to write a one sentence statement on the Fed for a presidential candidate, this is pretty much… https://t.co/fKj0EQ33cK
Retweeted by Eric LevitzOur political system is biased against nonwhites in myriad ways. But when politicians baselessly attribute their ow… https://t.co/LsDR2q8pTdThe Democrats’ top 2020 contenders are not all white because the party has silenced nonwhite voters, but because it… https://t.co/q0ZPbxvU26Congress Learns Pentagon Wasted $1 Trillion, Promptly Gives It Bigger Budget https://t.co/SRm5RPN6H0 https://t.co/IIHsTQ6K7A
Retweeted by Eric LevitzCongress Learns Pentagon Wasted $1 Trillion, Promptly Gives It Bigger Budget https://t.co/SRm5RPN6H0 https://t.co/IIHsTQ6K7AOn Monday, Congress learned that the Pentagon had lied to the American people about the war in Afghanistan, so as t… https://t.co/1Sxt8gAOD2I like Castro, think diversity in representation is very important, and would prefer to see Booker or Harris occupy… https://t.co/1jlu8h8SnqThere are obviously more important reasons to vote Labour but, if none else move you, do it for their admakers.… https://t.co/7zWt7HELyU
12/12
2019
@theprospect Includes: • Half-successful Progressive Caucus power play on drug prices • AFL-CIO signing off on USMC… https://t.co/Al4W2AAzCV
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @rev_avocado @ZaidJilani yup @ZaidJilani Endorsing a challenger to a self-ided conservative House Dem is not "cosplay to the left," and would no… https://t.co/ogJWRWi12g @ZaidJilani You're right. After all, a core part of Bernie Sanders's campaign message is, "I will not use my platfo… https://t.co/0oCYKRvG7CThis is a little baffling. Henry Cuellar is a very bad Dem. https://t.co/QTDZfHPkec2020 head-to-heads in new @CNN poll in Texas just out: Trump 48%, Biden 47% Trump 51%, Warren 44% Trump 50%, Butti… https://t.co/eSBM7uaVY9
Retweeted by Eric LevitzThis is very good, in my estimation. https://t.co/sd2fSxMEk4
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @jbview @mattyglesias (I'm not necessarily endorsing smoke-filled rooms, just think it is not true, as a matter of… https://t.co/4N1rrHOzca @jbview @mattyglesias I think the former is pretty clearly more an effect of the latter than vice-versa. Obama spec… https://t.co/7JifMMiYj1 @DanaHoule @yeselson If they stopped indicating that they still value institutional tradition over progressive chan… https://t.co/D6Nb5WjRZT @DanaHoule @yeselson They did have the power to abolish the legislative filibuster under Obama, and then immunize 1… https://t.co/VAtIEJMGgg @DanaHoule @yeselson Dems don't have control over what takes get written. They do have control over whether they de… https://t.co/Hv1usxG7e1 @DanaHoule @yeselson I did. My view is that the party's broader actions have left liberals with little basis for gi… https://t.co/j2jMZK0Qlxtfw you realize you hate what your children have become https://t.co/wjuM7hdzRp @DanaHoule @yeselson I think you are responding to a piece I did not write. https://t.co/YPoLRaZMWP @MattZeitlin @mattyglesias Dissolve the more senescent septuagenarian and elect another, imhoRepublicans are poised to entrench minority rule over the Senate and judiciary in the coming decade. To stop them,… https://t.co/gmbmJtgGAYThe USMCA deal is fine in and of itself. But in context, it serves as one more indication that Congressional Democr… https://t.co/CswJlj2JY9Democrats would rather project moderation than wage partisan warfare. Which might be fine in a healthy republic. B… https://t.co/nxvfg5V3Hdnats: we just won the ws and gave strasburg $250 million phillies: we signed wheeler and gregorius braves: we signe… https://t.co/ouBRPwKFoq
Retweeted by Eric Levitz @JHWeissmann Yep. Relatedly, rejecting the Jewish people's "right to self-determination" can only be inherently ant… https://t.co/7mJR5ILfiC
12/11
2019
@ddayen Yeah, I was just curious if there was a progressive policy argument for status quo over USMCA, as I’m aware… https://t.co/G9b0huZFiV @ddayen Seems like it nevertheless characterizes it as a meaningful improvement on the status quo https://t.co/zb01AWlnGK @BrandonMagner Is that certain? Feel like there'd be organic pressure from the autoworkers in favor of the agreement as constituted. @LudwigsGhost The biologics provision is reportedly gone. Unless you're referencing something else?… https://t.co/zXBgsQmJHc2) But it makes no sense at this juncture. It would not be politically wise for Democrats to fight to preserve the… https://t.co/R0JLmZVMoy
12/10
2019

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