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Susan Matthews @susanematthews Charlottesville, Virginia

news director @Slate

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Joined Twitter 3/18/10


as residents of the planet, people are pretty aware that something is up, and increasingly anxious to do something… https://t.co/BJjeFrFBLjHe just isn’t the same Mitch McConnell without full health and fresh, youthful hands for grabbin’ stuff! https://t.co/8K5JTLxUKjthe eagle sculpture was NOT a new covid thing to take up space, apparently it's been a mainstay of presidential deb… https://t.co/2hvLuhodZo
10/23
2020
This is one of those Slate stories my mom (a retired teacher) texted me about before I even woke up this morning: https://t.co/F2CoRGsXNkOver at @Slate, @josh_levin, @aarontmak and @jon_fischer did the lord's work in decoding the redacted names in the… https://t.co/kF9yHngDA2
Retweeted by Susan Matthewsthis is a lovely, enraging essay https://t.co/Nx8WfsSbFm
10/22
2020
A good thing to do with your election anxiety is listen to the Gist’s special series Calling It, on what’s going to… https://t.co/wZV8NYgJlO
10/21
2020
Excellent album, honestlyMy boyfriend and I are still trying to complete the pandemic project of listening to every record we own (it sucks,… https://t.co/yoLspLeznj"She can’t square being an originalist with addressing racism because she doesn’t consider racism." https://t.co/DgRzGEwlqOtough thing to feel helplessly compelled to read in the middle of the day! now i feel terrible! https://t.co/D9hbz9IfpxSavannah Guthrie for debate moderator for life https://t.co/rYoWfSk5cT
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10/16
2020
this! really! happened! https://t.co/SKl5sBSMRKthe review we deserved is finally here, @willapaskin explains our obsession with Emily in Paris: https://t.co/y5PoNkrVJythe tell is to watch not what Barrett says, but what she refuses to answer https://t.co/vOJ065O0JKHad hit a real wall with puzzling but am pleased/distressed to report that my levels of anxiety are high enough that we’re back, baby
10/15
2020
how many years into the 21st century before my brain stops computing the 1970s as 'about 30 years ago'if you haven't been watching the Barrett hearings all you need to know can be found in: "I don’t know that I have s… https://t.co/NDEffSryrYthis is the most clarifying thing I have read about the Federalist Society and what it actually does: https://t.co/vQ15B9nSDF
10/14
2020
this piece nails the problem w/how the GOP fetishes Barrett — "When a mother manages to excel in her career in spit… https://t.co/hqmE1FRvFE
10/13
2020
“When public confidence in democracy is gone, it doesn’t always come with an audible snap. What’s about to be lost… https://t.co/oi9reJNXFZThe only things you really need to know about Amy Coney Barrett is that she’s willingly participated in this horrif… https://t.co/qn5yNrM7nB
10/12
2020
this was the piece! what a journey we all have gone on since then—some stranger than others apparently! https://t.co/byEv9rzNfGthe doctor who is about to "examine" Trump virtually on Fox News once wrote a piece for Slate (for me!) about how t… https://t.co/UiAQFY8UkFThe VP debate was incredibly frustrating for many reasons, not least because Kamala Harris waffled on climate chang… https://t.co/svkmjsQmLz
Retweeted by Susan Matthewsawfully hard to feel anything but rage about Mark Meadows' daughter having a maskless pandemic wedding! https://t.co/Qbna2N19VL @willapaskin I liked younger :/The least realistic thing about Emily in Paris is that she posts the first photo she takes.
10/9
2020
I wrote about why Harris won the debate... tldr Trump sucks! https://t.co/xLYCKBH4pQ
Retweeted by Susan MatthewsJust when I thought jokes about flies couldn't get any worse, @MatthewDessem comes along.... and totally redeems th… https://t.co/QBhN4k24Qn
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10/8
2020
Kamala Harris has been pivoting to joy. I wrote about how she could use it on Pence: https://t.co/2Aphv7ALCT
Retweeted by Susan Matthewsthis is an incredibly satisfying takedown of Pantone, the color-of-the-year company that seems merely stupid but is… https://t.co/umM50rzntOhttps://t.co/k0zqe4znvo
Retweeted by Susan Matthewswe had to update this piece a couple hours after it was published to include new reporting showing he wasn't being… https://t.co/p4V352GvXj"It’s like he nearly died at Walter Reed and the doctors rebuilt him slower, dimmer, and more vindictive than ever… https://t.co/0a1uzQTTrn
Retweeted by Susan MatthewsHappy Accesss Hollywood tape anniversary, "an inflection point that didn’t come to pass, a moment when everything s… https://t.co/DxxhdUp8Bc
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10/7
2020
(‘this’ being: them all getting the coronavirus)It’s extremely weird, given how likely it was, that I did not give any thought to what this would be like when it happened.Back in March, I started writing this piece for @TheAtlantic about frontier doctors, muscle energy, my grandpa, and… https://t.co/XiLN28gqVI
Retweeted by Susan Matthewsthis essay is about something else, but its articulation of the awful feeling of being degraded by the people who a… https://t.co/Md3fqOgc58Take a break from thinking about the president and read this moving and deeply reported piece from @aymanndotcom ab… https://t.co/VBAAZ7h7Gq
10/6
2020
Trump made a category error about testing—he tried to keep himself safe, instead of trying to keep everybody safe. https://t.co/LiVIZtroRD
10/5
2020
@henrygrabar lolI wish chefs table would find a way to indicate which episodes are the unbelievably intense ones and which are nice… https://t.co/ad4uFQ58t5
10/1
2020
“We don’t have time for those reindeer games,” said one Maine organizer, of bothering to engage with Collins. Inste… https://t.co/yl0kRChb0e @JeremyStahl Is it supposed to imply “fucking lunch”? I gotta say, I agree, lunch sucksthere should be a word for when the first thing you eat one day is also the last thing you ate the day before, some… https://t.co/Wprp205HSGwatching the debate was horrible because abusive people (Donald Trump) are horrible: https://t.co/jtJK34qH8FOTOH, this one was a useful opportunity for everyone to see exactly how awful Donald Trump is: https://t.co/tfwuC330odthe debate was a nightmare. we should cancel the rest of them: https://t.co/WwVp5nsAFl @rkhamsi at least four entire lifetimes ago, and yet: "So what stops a popular bully? That’s something researchers,… https://t.co/MC6ViZaCjm
9/30
2020
Cannot believe we have started another season of bake-off and they are still making the contestents wear the same outfit two days in a row!!
9/28
2020
"Pop a crown on the head of Amy Coney Barrett and watch the Notorious RBG vanish as they attempt to claim that some… https://t.co/OyLDMLoAeK
9/27
2020
Very little exposes how pathetic it is that we’ve had so few women in the highest positions than the suggestion tha… https://t.co/EP8hAZ1vqmI wonder about whether America should break up all the time and obviously @joshuakeating has many actual answers to… https://t.co/gsmfBIAOs8Friday blog. Don’t ruin democracy, Joe Lieberman’s son! https://t.co/qS0OyPrw2d
9/26
2020
if you need a little more time to just mourn, might I recommend this episode of Amicus: https://t.co/8aoANBBfoz (do… https://t.co/b6OjIVjM9o
9/25
2020
life becomes much more manageable when you realize that one does not "need" to cook pinterest recipes and track run… https://t.co/gQRq4xdG3d
Retweeted by Susan Matthewslotta good pals in here https://t.co/xRdRU9YG6N
9/24
2020
@siminevazire @Slate Thanks for flagging, we’re adjusting @c_cauterucci asdfjkahdsflakjdflaksdfj“Travel to and from Charlottesville” is a very funny way to talk about a university that is IN Charlottesville https://t.co/7vki78DiQXIf you want to feel a little less like you are floating in the middle of a sea, listen to @jbouie contextualize wha… https://t.co/nLIqx1iUXh
9/23
2020
What can Democrats actually do about any of this? I asked some of my colleagues to answer that q, and it's not much… https://t.co/pRrNr1InWZ
9/22
2020
@josh_levin @byjoelanderson @stefanfatsis @jim_newell The greatest Tour de France of ALL TIMEThat feeling you are feeling is not frustration with hypocrisy. It is the pain of being degraded, and as… https://t.co/DdZiPIuZRI
9/21
2020
@MattZeitlin For Dems it’s Biden/Harris/Warner on one and then one zillion Webb signs, for R’s, mainly just Trump/pence.Yard signs in the areas around Charlottesville analysis: seems pretty competitive!...the Tour de France, holy shit!!
9/20
2020
(I also recommend spending some time with our project today, reading about those women's extraordinary lives… https://t.co/27yn3s3uqGToday, it’s worth remembering that even in all the fame, RBG remembered that she was also very lucky, that many wom… https://t.co/ZTD7jaxQyiHere is a note that her daughters shared with us, that RBG sent to them when Alice passed. https://t.co/pocVrFda4YShe thought her classmate, Alice Vogel, was smarter. Many things stood between Alice and the kind of law career RBG… https://t.co/QxVXfCaq13I was lucky enough to get to watch Dahlia Lithwick interview Ruth Bader Ginsburg this January. We were doing a proj… https://t.co/o1G7igWY4F
9/19
2020
Even after considering all the aspects of our insane reality, I could not for the life of me understand QAnon's wid… https://t.co/LHKCUdjzWZ
Retweeted by Susan Matthewsotoh, this is video is less a "gotcha" and more a disturbing demonstration of our obsession with growth in a moment… https://t.co/3CMJOBQJxKCoronavirus Diaries was an early way to try to make sense of this new world. Six months later, checking back in wit… https://t.co/TSzLaquSAT
9/18
2020
wrote about Maya Moore, Jonathan Irons, and how lovely it is to see people enjoy the fruits of their labor https://t.co/Cg7PDtejHF
Retweeted by Susan MatthewsMy cover story on older voters turning on Trump: https://t.co/osknzJKYOX
Retweeted by Susan Matthews @xwaldie @hujane this is all true but: the most remarkable thing in this entire show is when the Draper family take… https://t.co/9bARjLPnIT @gabrielroth thanks, it really changed my whole day(I heated a box of soup)every time during this pandemic I make myself something for lunch that is not gnawing on carrots and grabbing a yog… https://t.co/XHfujZLPeUgood blog https://t.co/6on0QFq78BCan’t decide if Julian Alaphilippe is a secret genius or a beautiful idiotRealized the Tour de France is sort of just a reality show?
9/17
2020
neither the cops nor the police department have to pay any part of the settlement going to Breonna Taylor's family.… https://t.co/stGMcFYvR4Already depressed about how early it gets dark outside (and I even live in the south now, basically)
9/16
2020
this is a very useful story on a very complicated and terrible situation: https://t.co/H7oD03TJzR"The term 'acute on chronic' is used to describe situations when someone with a chronic condition, such as COPD, al… https://t.co/9hAtV4GqyeSorry, kids! https://t.co/h7OgV2CAhg
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9/15
2020
@jbouie I am PRETTY overwhelmedI am watching Mad Max Fury Road for the first time (it’s a bad choice, anxiety-wise) and ‘witness me’ huh
9/13
2020
many things are quite bad right now, but you know one thing that is good? that would be: the Tour de France https://t.co/mxFp3xrtUcme: would you, uh, want to write about the fires? @Millicentsomer: https://t.co/apk0aUAEKL
9/11
2020
the whole package is here https://t.co/PEFIC1d87M — read about how packaging is actually the one non-adjustable thi… https://t.co/OMCF85DzFBit is just one of MANY @shanpalus helmed things in our Six Months In series, on coronavirus lockdown in the U.S. An… https://t.co/JZh1BQxpmn"We are living through the first draft of science" @shanpalus on what we've gotten right and wrong about the corona… https://t.co/g0f9gYZWP5
9/10
2020
we made @shanpalus blog the sex diary: https://t.co/FZRewFha7m"Before I moved to the West Coast a decade ago, I understood that, of course, there were fires in this part of the… https://t.co/sqirOBYi86
9/9
2020

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