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Economist by training. Thoughts on tech policy, defense policy, & national security. Co-host of #BombshellWOTR podcast. Opinions mine. RTs not endorsements

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - CRS is hiring! Are you an early career defense policy research wizard? Want to help our team ex… https://t.co/lowwt4taff
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb @ValerieInsinna TL;DR - personnel policies are a key dimension of reform if you care about innovation @ValerieInsinna also what types of selection bias are induced from this and other personnel policies. Who wants to… https://t.co/HasgRSQhv8
10/16
2019
Q: why doesn't she report it? A: thread https://t.co/RMWjoho94d @MiekeEoyang look. if you're going to whip out a constitution on TV, I'm going to make everyone I know watch it. ov… https://t.co/haVnKFskpq
10/15
2019
May we eventually get to the point when we won’t feel compelled to mention that an innocent black person, slaughter… https://t.co/VGZLpEoPwU
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbScoop from my colleagues in Beijing: China isn’t ready to sign what Trump calls the “phase one” deal without more t… https://t.co/MlyoPcKxRm
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbSenior U.S. administration official says there's no evidence the Kurds released ISIS prisoners. "That has enraged… https://t.co/XD55SaXpjU
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10/14
2019
⓵ It started as a social media block ⓶ Then it transitioned to a near-total internet shutdown ⓷ Now entering day… https://t.co/c5gBb4roWT
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbThere were credible NEW allegations that Trump sexually assaulted or harassed DOZENS of women and it barely made a… https://t.co/c6AARZUAil
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb @nadabakos @charlie_simpson sigh. I guess we could switch to calling it the dismal mystical experience instead @charlie_simpson all of the above! also I assume they're running a careful policy process assessing risks in leve… https://t.co/iQMeTGpva9 @charlie_simpson I have so many followup questionsit combines discussion about current issues across Africa with thoughtful interviews. I'm hooked!folks! @BeattyRiedl is a delightful human(we know each other from many moons ago) with a tremendously interesting p… https://t.co/0G6JNY68p9
10/13
2019
+1. I'm so sorry and thank you https://t.co/zyyxHKAjVq
10/12
2019
It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay And I wanted to share a few strategies my therapist taught me when I was first diagnosed with PTSD.
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbThe Washington Examiner story attempting to show bias because the whistleblower briefed Biden *as part of his CIA d… https://t.co/aBcdxp8lGM
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb @ahfdc do you need some 'nagging'? I'm your gal @ahfdc well...I let bossiness into my heart long ago. but I'm sure everyone thinks I'm a delight.for extra fun--state your expertise in your profile then see what gets explained!I think people should do this. for a more complete experience...leave your DMs open! (and this reminds me to thank… https://t.co/dLxsdYX8bZ
10/11
2019
@ahfdc thanks lady! @LorenRaeDeJ's terrifying hypotheticals still haunt my dreams but I'm glad our deep dive into Ukraine was useful!Two podcasts this week blow the doors off the whole “there aren’t any women in national security for us to invite/c… https://t.co/ThI9RT2Ib6
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbI just spoke to a distraught US Special Forces soldier who is among the 1000 or so US troops in Syria tonight who i… https://t.co/bMeqZsd3gj
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumbpolitics is personal! to those in the trans and gender nonconforming community - resources below. And I'll keep e… https://t.co/tpBU3AwHsa*and @LizyDent* everyone. And @LizyDent
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbIf you dont think the women running for President have it harder, consider the last 24 hrs. People are questioning… https://t.co/wgwPxh0dow
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbI would urge everyone (Americans especially) to listen to this new episode, particularly the second part.… https://t.co/eNC3OWs4bF
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10/9
2019
You can still get the facts while also using common sense to know it was a common occurrence
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbLetter from Jesse Shapiro aimed at recruiting URM for predoctoral RA positions. Please circulate broadly. The propo… https://t.co/pCPln4PfbW
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbIn this week's Bombshell, @LorenRaeDeJ, @RadhaKIyengar, and @charlie_simpson take a step back to offer some importa… https://t.co/kR0MqmF7ey
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb"But people get pregnant, and they still need jobs while they’re pregnant. Accepting that — and accepting that you… https://t.co/kyJGsSw6mX @rebeccajwolfe @sgadarian @ThatSaraGoodman I'm so sorry and I hope you're able to find peace despite this. i know w… https://t.co/NMm7EIj9nl @sgadarian @ThatSaraGoodman it must be dusty i here... or maybe suddenly a lot of pollen! more seriously this is… https://t.co/3Ot9sBvD98 @sgadarian @ThatSaraGoodman that's awful and I'm sorry that this is where we are right now and for everyone who nee… https://t.co/ufa3XIniXZ @sgadarian @ThatSaraGoodman oh yes. that wasn't directed at @ThatSaraGoodman...more like reminding us all that ther… https://t.co/GVqSSRWj4p @ThatSaraGoodman @sgadarian agreed. though you can probably chat w some folks in turbans or w brown skin about this tooalso more comfortable validating other experiences and noting that an 'official record' doesn't mean it didn't happ… https://t.co/sej9G5Bglm @kellymagsamen i was pondering this too. @tcwittes had some helpful ideas on whyalso! ICYMI- super helpful pod w thoughtful coverage that's informed how i process new info on admin behaviors https://t.co/8Ic3oLF5GTomg. i missed this! i will tide myself over w 'the report' (which is AMAZING and people should listen to) but I'm d… https://t.co/LCuHcu8cSWManipulated media is being used *today* to dehumanize and target women across the world. It’s essential that we con… https://t.co/MQ8PppPKWq
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10/8
2019
um. i don't know when to laugh and when to cry... https://t.co/gnxgaH1fhY @tcwittes good insight! i had been wondering why this was provoking such strong responses--i mean it's deeply troub… https://t.co/oWWc4K3GJHTL;DR - it's not just you, get help when you need it, and let your friends in on what you're going through (we can… https://t.co/zqDJd844VlI'm fortunate to be friends w @charlie_simpson for many reasons but this thread really nails it. it's hard to admit… https://t.co/s7M782zp0m @AN_Goldstein this is the thread i needed today...gunner probably did too https://t.co/vMfdanXPRMWashington warned of a leader who "agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the… https://t.co/lozF6zaOxzyou spelled trade taxes wrong.... https://t.co/hip1pIwOrFwell i like his cocktails but i like this discussion more. https://t.co/cLAHBgIxVcWatch how radically taxes on the wealthy have fallen over the past 70 years: (Full column:… https://t.co/xaR3H1eB88
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10/7
2019
plus reviewing all the many ways trade taxes are apparently involved in all the things...politics, economy, etc...n… https://t.co/DNhEEGe6Gu @theToriKSmith @ryanesmith15 fabulous! congrats!
10/6
2019
This is incredible. A GOP senator knew abt & confronted Trump abt WH allegedly leveraging aid to Ukraine for inve… https://t.co/Tff3SFJnCv
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10/5
2019
this closes tomorrow! details on the fellowship, support levels etc in this thread but please apply! https://t.co/Kz9i7CauqCi'm informed by helpful friends who know italian that @nadabakos “ comes off nicely as a talented person doing her… https://t.co/P1NiVzuduZIt's a tale of two economies: The goods-producing sector (which is exposed to trade madness) is slowing. The servic… https://t.co/Rc044yuL0s
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbIn practice this means if someone says 'jobs increased by X" and X is less than the margin of error, you can say "w… https://t.co/NwAGrXg4atthoughtful comments from @brianfishman with some homework questions for us all as we think about dealing w dangerou… https://t.co/qijulthbOU
10/4
2019
Eight panels. Seventeen speakers. Not a single woman. This is a disgrace, @Livermore_Lab. cc @ElbridgeColby… https://t.co/1zzfqyA7SQ
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumbcan we just keep asking this? https://t.co/Bm2I0feBJy @titonka omg. are you my secret BFF? but can we pretty please call them trade taxes?also to my fmr colleagues going through all of this - reach out if/when you do need support/hugs/info. there are a… https://t.co/Ugpg0BNcWlv useful info TL;DR 1) agency counsel can help but isn't your couns el and may not keep your discussion confidentia… https://t.co/ini59B7uuN
10/3
2019
want to catch up a little? check out that time we had an economist on bombshell https://t.co/KSPN7AZ7Wdguys. trade taxes matter!! I've been saying this for some time and so has @torikwhiting! if you care about your win… https://t.co/M0hnrd6S7Tthis. regardless of schiff, whistleblower or IG---the WH transcript raises many questions https://t.co/hPHI7irGg6State Dept official Joel Rayburn: “The Assad regime is re-running the Holocaust in the 21st Century.” (My add: The… https://t.co/NueL26ZnqW
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbI confess, whistleblower media coverage is deeply worrying b/c it assumes fact checking works. Our Stanford info w… https://t.co/KitAV5DMDt
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumbmaybe @qjurecic @Susan_Hennessey @benjaminwittes @MaggieCaroline1 or others have thoughts or know those who do?legal folks- do you have info career federal employees can refer to if subpoenaed on when/why to get private counse… https://t.co/H6S5jMge7fI am told by spokespeople for both @SenatorBurr and @MarkWarner that it would be ***standard practice*** for intel… https://t.co/PMFMDfYM2f
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumba really good thread on how hard it is to report and publicly discuss sexual assault and harassment. https://t.co/rLMABjObKFJamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul one year ago today, and never walked out. The Washingto… https://t.co/Jf0jR9cf3E
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10/2
2019
Name a more appropriate venue to rock a #bombshellWOTR t-shirt than a @DEFCommunity conference. I’ll wait. And if y… https://t.co/QeFTVxZkQ8
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9/29
2019
Wait, this makes no sense. The Obama administration prosecuted people who illegally leaked classified info so the N… https://t.co/Z5sdIhXjml
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9/28
2019
@LorenRaeDeJ also, i constantly appreciate @LorenRaeDeJ for reminding us all of how hard this must be fore civil s… https://t.co/MWztp41hn5 @LorenRaeDeJ which means regardless of whether you end up thinking the substance of the complaint is correct, we ca… https://t.co/xNXbdpaWVVAnd as @LorenRaeDeJ highlights at the end - this is why having a whistleblower process is actually a really importa… https://t.co/MSvEDm0Hf0"Though federal employees with security clearances spend many hours each year completing mandatory training session… https://t.co/gFaDNMMWUS"What really matters is not the manner in which the call transcripts get distributed, but Trump’s use of his foreig… https://t.co/1kdDLGKPzn
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9/27
2019
Publishing details about whistleblower will only lead to identification of someone, whether our client or wrong per… https://t.co/oIn2TAuwio
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar PlumbI was @CIA spokesman when @NYTimes relaxed its standards for publishing the names of or identifying information abo… https://t.co/PoumqULtXG
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumbthis. regardless of your assessment on the substance of the complaint, we want and need whistleblower protocols. th… https://t.co/LznyaJcsZF
9/26
2019
i don't know if the lawfare folks ever sleep but thanks to @benjaminwittes @qjurecic @Susan_Hennessey and others. t… https://t.co/fVZBFkpcYdI’ll be giving a free Social Engineering Workshop in Dublin, Ireland at the Dublin Facebook office on October 1st.… https://t.co/o14BLIk2nl
Retweeted by Radha Iyengar Plumb.@tcwittes provides the clearest explanation of this I've seen anywhere and talk through both strategy and tactics https://t.co/xx00oZFImNin our first episode of #BombshellWOTR in jan 2017 i talked about my strategy to drink through. i believe it was fi… https://t.co/OwFL3ss40W
9/25
2019
maybe we could start asking what the we're doing (or not doing) to support reports instead of asking why victims do… https://t.co/BOtcWCtYn2this is scary. https://t.co/kktXih9zw8
9/24
2019
handy having a expert on missile defense and all sorts of technical things around the house...you know for… https://t.co/ti5uewkpxgThe #Saudi #AramcoAttack is intriguing. Proxy forces providing plausible deniability, drones, cruise missiles, une… https://t.co/onj8MLXl8u
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9/22
2019
@RikeFranke @scottlincicome oh for goodness sakes. at least call them trade taxes
9/20
2019
Do you study political violence? Are you interested in civilians during war? @lukencondra and I have a new paper i… https://t.co/iQCIP7H5it
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9/17
2019
Reminder that the Facebook Research Fellowship is open and we have a new focus on Social/Economic Policy related to… https://t.co/FQJ8RWAgAHRead this: More than 100,000 men have been sexually assaulted in the military in recent decades. Shame and stigma k… https://t.co/BoA2fnpoXg
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9/11
2019
trying to force scientists to lie about science is not ok. we need to be able to understand and trust economic and… https://t.co/Hgrkbfg3Gb
9/10
2019
@charlie_simpson snail goo eye patches...that's the answer
9/8
2019
Here’s me on @Marketplace talking to @kairyssdal about ending bedroom job interviews at AEA (I can’t wait to stop s… https://t.co/cJZ47Smrd5
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9/6
2019

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