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Professor, author of "The Death of Expertise." Curmudgeon. Cat guy. Ex-GOP, Never Trumper "human scum." Senior adviser, @ProjectLincoln. Views solely my own.

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Retweeted by Tom NicholsGood point. Jackson, like every other Trumper in this administration, is a walking bundle of ethical lapses. https://t.co/wFsu6WgTwtThat somebody? America. https://t.co/EukEp6xlpr
Retweeted by Tom Nichols“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” https://t.co/nhvKfD3Guc
Retweeted by Tom Nichols1) The second installment of the NYT investigation into Trump's taxes is a tour de force, a narrative masterpiece.… https://t.co/aQEqwofO9d
Retweeted by Tom NicholsBREAKING: Canada applies Magnitsky sanctions to Alexander Lukashenko and 10 other members of the Lukashenko regime… https://t.co/dtK9BPZ5db
Retweeted by Tom Nichols“If anybody asks, I’m paying you $700,000 for lawn consulting.” https://t.co/wTYNq3e7Fl
Retweeted by Tom NicholsI hope Trump loses just so we can get rid of "interviews" in which Trumpers lie, interrupt, and talk over the quest… https://t.co/eGd8mP4XAA @senatorshoshana @RosenzweigP YOU PUT ALL THOSE CRAZY APPS ON MY PHONE WHICH IS WHY I NEVER LET YOU USE MY PHONE @senatorshoshana @RosenzweigP TAKE THAT STUFF OFF MY PHONEBy abundantly clear popular demand, here’s four more Brezhnev gems from the archives: (h/t @kgb_files) https://t.co/WLMki41Ol3
Retweeted by Tom NicholsSoviet leader Brezhnev immortalised by Vladimir Musaelyan, his personal photographer who died yesterday aged 81.… https://t.co/E7rXLr1Gh1
Retweeted by Tom NicholsSully Sullenberger stepped up in a critical moment and now he asks that we do the same. That we do what’s needed an… https://t.co/yxAfViYTWM
Retweeted by Tom NicholsAnd Trump is *still* gonna flunk the test https://t.co/Raf4G6vbh7
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @CharlesPPierce Honestly, the level of projection in all this is Gibraltarian.@realDonaldTrump shall hereby be known as Brokeahontas.
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @DouglasMGriffin Imagine realizing your guy is so crazy that your fallback when he loses is that his opponent was on Smart Pills @alice_radley No reason to pull his license. That's hard to do. But hard to imagine that his glowing reports on Tru… https://t.co/GV2foXd6N3I think this should confirm that Trump's physicals with this guy were bullshit. https://t.co/WAsWW8iLWM“It was all a hoax” https://t.co/EDuTbYglxy
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @jmj3504 @DecoherenceWave I think it's a stupid idea. @SykesCharlie in the Before Times @SykesCharlie Whoever it is blocks me, since I can't see it."Saying you are an economic populist who cares about the forgotten man is more respectable in elite political circl… https://t.co/HJneyR0Vtf
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9/29
2020
2020 really felt incomplete without an incipient nuclear arms race. https://t.co/Zx9BrLgav7
Retweeted by Tom NicholsBiden leads Trump in Pennsylvania, 49 to 40 percent among likely voters, in a new Times/Siena poll https://t.co/86O9lsPzjG
Retweeted by Tom NicholsI interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier today and asked if the WH coronavirus task force is working together, or ag… https://t.co/pC8TDyZ0KW
Retweeted by Tom NicholsIt’s the seniors, stupid! Seniors are the key voting bloc of 2020. Trump won 65+ vote by 8 points in 2016. He is s… https://t.co/iN8c3lFKvl
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @DanKaszeta You should be a professor. "You get paid for talking to people and writing stuff and reading books? ROBBERY!" @EWErickson Almost like it's a good strategy to keep Trump talking and on cameraThe one thing that makes Donald Trump different from other tax-cheating, system-rigging, phony-philanthropy plutes… https://t.co/aMI6PaSwtx
Retweeted by Tom NicholsIt is one of the most regular features of populism. https://t.co/BqNq8LYSJm @ErikSherman @karol @dandrezner hahaha @sjprattlaw @chrislhayes Speaking of dumb, the point is that most people - not even close to "all of us" - itemize… https://t.co/b37Yac6DgO @ErikSherman @karol @dandrezner "You are OJ Searching for the Real Killers" was a little off-putting @ErikSherman @karol Well, it hasn't been used in a *long* time, so it's due for a fresh book cover. (I experimented… https://t.co/hlO51Eh2jI @ErikSherman @karol A good book on this would mention Pogo @ErikSherman @karol It might be taken already :) https://t.co/eMwpSPM9dc @karol A significant number of us are, yes. Years of peace, affluence, and technology progress has turned us into b… https://t.co/2ztjSCpypnI love these wonderful little moments where the populist veil slips and they don’t even realize: “depreciation, ite… https://t.co/Z1rbbE0Q3L
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @HumphreyBohun @karol Experts: Same advice Citizens: Different responses Countries: Different outcomes It's almost like science or something @karol @Neoavatara They're more *civic* @karol Right now, I'm glad I live in New England. (Although opening campuses was a bad idea.) Look, I get it: You t… https://t.co/YFbGe73o4y @karol @Neoavatara "Serious spikes." I'd take those spikes over the madness we're enduring right now. @karol Experts in Europe and SK and other places said: Here's the science, use common sense, observe some basic non… https://t.co/BUAybBJCVc @karol That's because their people are, on a daily basis, observing better pandemic hygiene than we are. When you h… https://t.co/ecemJQ4VIi @karol (Unless you're about to argue that the EU and SK and and other places are about to have a massive outbreak,… https://t.co/lAPepklUHD @karol It's not even arguable. @karol Or, more accurately, it's because of people *listening* to experts instead of being partisan and selfish and… https://t.co/NpDbYGGJ9f @karol No one's made that argument. The EU has more people than us, and has done better. It might be because of exp… https://t.co/qJ32Z0RmMUExcessive debt is viewed as a national security vulnerability and generally means no security clearance allowed. Wh… https://t.co/ckCamfjrlJ
Retweeted by Tom NicholsTruly amazing https://t.co/1zWih441uJ
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @karol And if anything, the second wave suggests that scientists aren't being cautious *enough*, because new surges… https://t.co/Pk47LVsMHw @karol But that's wrong. We *do* know what's right. Maybe we'll find that we're being too cautious in some cases, b… https://t.co/qa5F0OjvFS @karol 1. Experts said there'd be a second wave no matter what. 2. Experts not having *all* the answers isn't the s… https://t.co/yFWDH32xuH @TheSugarVenom It's a passive aggressive gift :) You can order a signed copy. Maybe an inscription would make him less hostile.This four years of Trumpism has been like some sort of poor white family tragedy where Trump winning in 2016 was li… https://t.co/PfyHrAABdd750 dollars says the presidents large adult son is freaking out https://t.co/Vhx9RJD7DU
Retweeted by Tom NicholsYou don't say https://t.co/4u56VVF6SBMy favorite Russian black humor joke, currently evergreen in America: Guy in ambulance after a car accident: Where… https://t.co/WPvsDefWNo
Retweeted by Tom NicholsI remember when Trumpers loved Drudge. https://t.co/7D4DQ33bPp @Susan_Hennessey @djrothkopf Condolences. But sometimes, just having them around keeps the little rodent bastards in line.Like a Rat in a Trap https://t.co/SShUKlnyFM @juliaioffe Жизнь прожить не поле перейти, or so I'm told.Last night, I was talking to my dad and telling him I was concerned that 2021 would make us miss 2020. He responded… https://t.co/cQjlrkn1b7
Retweeted by Tom NicholsYou know, if you're trying to convince us you're not into watersports, you might want to stop talking so much about… https://t.co/ZrfGx9oqA3
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @RealJacobPerry https://t.co/6WEztphq9k @RealJacobPerry That is some artisanal shade right there @djrothkopf @Susan_Hennessey You all laugh at me having a cat, but this is why you have a cat.The rule about presidential children being off-limits should not apply when they are 40, were offered and refused t… https://t.co/ABRoIBQfma
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @Timodc https://t.co/YG4qXK38VO @SMurp3131 @PeterAlexander @albamonica FAKE NEWS! It wasn't on the rec- *touches earpiece, looks up again* go to commercial$750. https://t.co/wCRTzkUsGw
Retweeted by Tom NicholsTwo broad takeaways from Trump’s tax returns: 1) Average Americans pay taxes, but he doesn’t - and he’s laughing a… https://t.co/V3JnenIgPL
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @KimberlyEAtkins @timkmak It makes it *more* dangerous, because there is no impartial adjudication of the threat.After this is all over, I never, ever want to hear again about how businessmen would run the government better than politicians.
Retweeted by Tom NicholsWe've seen countless #securityclearance cases where debt, including that which was being timely paid per agreements… https://t.co/OPXEJZYa25
Retweeted by Tom Nichols“Everything he says is false," Redfield said of Dr. Scott Atlas, voicing alarm over Atlas’ influence as Trump's new… https://t.co/gVyXnkXzZZ
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @byrdshouse @sheLLbeLL_xo @GregOstravich I WILL TURN THIS CAR RIGHT AROUNDPopulism is always a racket. Trump is no different. | Trump Tax Returns Show He’s a Populist Fraud - from @Timodchttps://t.co/peUDtWAVqvTrump wants to run on his record. We hope he does. It's been a disaster for America. https://t.co/o70xb8OpD0 via @usatodayAs a reminder, here are ads that @TheRickWilson and I did in 2016 hitting Trump on this kind of thing. We had basic… https://t.co/5uVC9vn3l6
Retweeted by Tom NicholsCompare how the Biden and Trump campaign react to the Parscale news https://t.co/4VOap5pM0G https://t.co/WU5TrNJcJA
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @exjon https://t.co/8x6sz9UjNj @alexadobrien @dandrezner @diplo_drama You'd think that there would come a point where he might feel it's okay not to share that. @exjon I feel like an intervention may be warranted here @DouglasMGriffin Also, he's lost what little mind he had left.There Is Always A Tweet https://t.co/Dcm3dGdv9e
Retweeted by Tom Nichols"We’d expect nothing less from Donald Trump, who pissed away the chance to protect the lives of 200K Americans when… https://t.co/U4ucpuf8on
Retweeted by Tom NicholsBiden campaign on President Trump's attempts to make up a drug test policy for the upcoming presidential debate: J… https://t.co/bQ4kMw6lo3
Retweeted by Tom NicholsYou just know Biden is gonna get hammered tomorrow when, in the interest of fairness, the NYT drops a 10-page hit p… https://t.co/KSbz0F1u5S
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9/28
2020
@JerryDunleavy Come on, it’ll be fun. We can hang out and I can tell you all my dad jokes and stuff.I should write a piece about how unmanly Trump is. Oh, wait. I did. https://t.co/xRdplS9czc https://t.co/yE2jeFvBumNYT reports that “within the next four years, more than $300 million in loans — obligations for which he is persona… https://t.co/CrkWh8vt4I
Retweeted by Tom NicholsNew piece by one of our @NavalWarCollege postdoctoral fellows: An American-Made Greek Tragedy: Coronavirus and the… https://t.co/FIHVHuB3YVWesley Snipes paid more in taxes than Trump.
Retweeted by Tom Nichols$70,000 for hair styling https://t.co/g5qOxRkwK5
Retweeted by Tom NicholsFor everyone who thinks Trump is smart for not paying almost any taxes. https://t.co/rcbzOqaEEU
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @PhilippeReines @MSNBC You make analogies like bees make flower stuff thingies @SethAMandel In the spirit of Christian love and brotherhood, I forgive you nothing oh fine
9/27
2020

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