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Will Stancil @whstancil Minneapolis, Minnesota

I do metro policy research, focused on fair housing, school integration, and demography. Proud member of Do-Something Twitter. Opinions are very much my own.

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Joined Twitter 6/14/09


@northernlibero lol k¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/5M2IGFM7YIThis chart is of racial concentration, not economic concentration, but in practice they're virtually the same thing… https://t.co/h7KeEXgtuWEven outside the context of a recession, this is why "anti-gentrification" measures based around concentrating affo… https://t.co/mjZkBg5oLkIs your community engaged in honest convos abt racial justice in edu? Don't miss #NothingAboutUs on 11/9: a rigorou… https://t.co/XEseQKH4Py
Retweeted by Will StancilI am really looking forward to this! https://t.co/d6TGCJAWjW
Retweeted by Will StancilA great piece on how Trump's victory radicalized a particular segment of suburban women, who have been organizing i… https://t.co/vxnYipr8tH
Retweeted by Will Stancil @whstancil It's more of the "Conservatives As Protagonists" theory of punditry, where the savviness of *both* campa… https://t.co/aQvRMmIkj7
Retweeted by Will StancilThere was a lot of eye-rolling when Minneapolitans insisted that our later nights of rioting were suddenly infested… https://t.co/kzgTgS05QGYou see this sort of thing constantly: "I don't PERSONALLY believe that Black Lives Matter is a vehicle for lawless… https://t.co/VKoMIbBOqZPristine example of how a contestable (and indeed, terrifying) partisan view, in this case that we should be foreve… https://t.co/dEg9sHki4m @chri_roch12 lol @Jamesthesnake like, I'm not saying this is a deeply offensive exchange. I'm saying it's just such a great example… https://t.co/SXZ69BFvYA @Jamesthesnake no, this is itin 2020, there's significantly increased awareness of how, for instance, sports talk and sports metaphors can act a… https://t.co/0rtjgYyGICElite institutions need to learn that when you're hiring someone with a Movement Conservative background you're get… https://t.co/TmM1ZLQwr7
Retweeted by Will Stancil @Jamesthesnake what if there were a group of people who have long been socialized to talk like this and thus find i… https://t.co/pxEYMZahMz @Jamesthesnake that guys have adopted special ways of communicating to protect their privileged role in politics an… https://t.co/mPT56Ctxkpcode-switching to protect privilegeno normal person talks like this and the ideas being communicated are just broad observations undeserving of a vene… https://t.co/q00syr22o9protip: talking like this ("the takes were right directionally, but wrong magnitude-wise") is the secret handshake… https://t.co/MXeSgoj6SFI feel quite confident, based on a lifetime of evidence, that a large swathe of Trump staff and vendors will end up… https://t.co/FRx7H7C6wo
Retweeted by Will StancilI’ve heard people suggest this kind of stuff shows that the Times is secretly pro-GOP or whatever, but no. It’s a p… https://t.co/hbRPzvzaiiPlott was hired specifically because she’s a well-connected conservative and certain kinds of liberal editors are a… https://t.co/SNkRn165v6This is the nightmare. That Trump has made pathological lying “civil” and “normal”. Here’s what the NYT’s fact c… https://t.co/PAYVUhzI87
Retweeted by Will Stancil2014: Republican wave, endangered Democrat loses 2018: Democratic wave, endangered Democrat wins Somehow Martin h… https://t.co/XCEnmJoHj8Boston's 7-day test positivity rate just hit 5.7 percent—their highest rate since late May—and up from 4.4 percent… https://t.co/JTDhVRY11i
Retweeted by Will Stancilthis is such an absurd way to headline it https://t.co/5mDrHTSJvU
Retweeted by Will StancilI’m watching the Jeremy Irons stuff in the second episode and I think I have a pretty good idea what’s up, but I wi… https://t.co/tEeSvJroKuI’m not sure how any of this would be remotely comprehensible to someone who hasn’t read the graphic novel at least… https://t.co/hwL5o7qOv5so far this show is trying very hard to be of the moment and some of it has worked and then sometimes it’s like “he… https://t.co/NiMr453ilW @whstancil This is the best debate Biden has had all year and a big part of it is because he's just laying out the… https://t.co/Ax5S4ChHR5
Retweeted by Will Stancilincredible call, to the exact minute is there a group of people in america more insulated from the consequences of… https://t.co/wvhzMGasoCI just want to make clear that I called this *to the minute,* 11 hours in advance.
Retweeted by Will Stanciland the day ends the way it was always fated to end https://t.co/shcrkiZRFR
Retweeted by Will Stancil????????????????????????????????????? https://t.co/U9JTDAxNRHsubhed: trump adopts new tone https://t.co/wsmr11lIbW
Retweeted by Will StancilTake a step back and considerable how remarkable it is that there's a presidential debate argument about who is bet… https://t.co/j1latWrSpEPoor Boys lolThe last one wasn't. His debates against Clinton weren't. The primary debates weren't. They frequently matter!Honestly can we not https://t.co/JBBPvkZ36tAnyone notice how Biden is doing essentially no triangulation at all? Full-throated defense of undocumented immigra… https://t.co/7Cu3nG7QHeTrump would be more truthful and concise with his answer about helping the 500 children his policies have orphaned… https://t.co/QzypljDYsb
Retweeted by Will StancilBiden just cannot disguise the depth of his loathing for the man on stage with him, I genuinely believe he ran this… https://t.co/AuODt8tWMFGodwin's Law was always stupid and invoking it is more consistently stupid than the underlying analogy. https://t.co/x6Y9A0B0Ji
Retweeted by Will StancilBiden is literally deaging in front of us, what is happening, he's 55 and moving southI think one thing that's happening here is that rules are actually being imposed on Trump for the first time in 5 y… https://t.co/NrKyzYamEZTrump is just exhausting. I’m obviously not the target demo here but he’s just a big whiny baby, always the victim,… https://t.co/WesmuAzvV9
Retweeted by Will StancilBiden appears to be feeding on the president's life-force in some way, he's getting stronger while Trump diminishesIt feels like Trump is physically shrinking before our eyesThe thing that is happening here is Biden gives these clean, uncomplicated answers while Trump rambles through the… https://t.co/p5QvOTgFIk
Retweeted by Will Stancili read the news like 15 hours a day and i still feel at a loss https://t.co/ciEdQNlf2D
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10/23
2020
how it started how it's going https://t.co/RJ73OvNNma
Retweeted by Will Stancilokay I will say, first five minutes, the masked cop is clearly supposed to be weird and intimidating and askew, but, uhwho watches the watchmen (me, I’m finally watching watchmen)it's true, I do not understand https://t.co/ylWpJuvAqf @gelliottmorris because it sure seems to me like he adjusts it each and every election @gelliottmorris but is this what Nate's model is doing🙃🙃 https://t.co/QSiHV8Qa5j
Retweeted by Will Stancil @gelliottmorris "even though my model says 13%, you should really think of it as 35%, the number I definitely was n… https://t.co/rwr3L7kphK @jasonakramer @gelliottmorris yesBiden is very clearly favored - something you could tell by looking at any national poll, with no aggregation at al… https://t.co/ONoPPO5DK5"There's a contest. It will never happen again. Through very complicated proprietary techniques we have estimated y… https://t.co/549kEIPzeBbut of course, the bigger issue here is, this is all impossible to falsify! the election gets modeled once and run… https://t.co/O05n3t5scUdidn't Nate and all the other forecasters absolutely rake @gelliottmorris over the coals for his estimation of a 85… https://t.co/th8OeLFVAc @trizzlor Stimulus they raced through for obvious reasons, but they certainly did try to "teach" the public about t… https://t.co/3HnU52sHlCI don't think the commission idea is necessarily unworkable (but it needs to wrap its work much sooner than summer… https://t.co/edcnCF47uXDemocrats are forever deluding themselves into thinking they will "explain to the public" or "win the argument" or… https://t.co/mu88lLoBOnI respect Elie but this is wrong. You don't "explain" the need for political actions to people. It didn't work with… https://t.co/uQgrU8WIDCYeah, other people who were deemed prickly, not warm: -Hillary Clinton -Elizabeth Warren https://t.co/O2paL0ENHDI wish these guys would reflect for like one second on some of the underlying factors that might make Biden seem "w… https://t.co/SLMF68EvVPThis is too much all at once. I think they need to create a bipartisan committee to discuss options for creating a… https://t.co/3E8UlUjgYu
Retweeted by Will StancilThis is a terrible plan for a multitude of reasons: -easy for the conservatives to dodge cases until Dems lose a ho… https://t.co/psJZ6XO12O @Tvbona I have no idea what you are but this is a rhetorical habit that is common and frustratingThe joke here is that the complicated economic policies that centrists think ought to be the sole focus of politics… https://t.co/Uuh70LnMBMNotice the common centrist Dem rhetorical trick being deployed here: anything they dislike, such as investigating c… https://t.co/DpgiZ7B0YZ @whstancil Also court expansion isn’t even remotely complex! You aren’t designing a system to deliver health care t… https://t.co/jNSEtSg1rk
Retweeted by Will StancilAlso, you know what’s going to happen to all that “broadly popular” legislation? IT’S GOING TO GET STRUCK DOWN BY T… https://t.co/gMb1hid5JgWhy would you do broadly popular things furthest from the midterm election, and then do hard, controversial things… https://t.co/I9qx6V4AMlSCOTUS poses grave threat to democracy & in past 24 hrs, Roberts continued voter suppression as Senate R's changed… https://t.co/sNOTWJHjNM
Retweeted by Will Stancil @trizzlor Like the ceiling here will change over time but the path to that ceiling is gonna be the same, which is t… https://t.co/90p2bCuN6b @trizzlor Right now Dems have a lot of structural advantages in public opinion, but that isn’t going to reliably be… https://t.co/bKU3LqIzXx @trizzlor A lot of voters look to party leaders to choose their positions but that doesn’t mean a party can always… https://t.co/oRMpbpfVmo @trizzlor See I was alive in 2008 so I know what being president in a recession does @trizzlor Well, it’s because you invented that ideaWhy not have a commission report by Inauguration Day? That gives you months! Have a plan on day one! @trizzlor Yes, as you get closer to an election it becomes harder to do controversial stuff generally, approval us… https://t.co/Mpk6q1vuRHWhy would vulnerable legislators want to be dealing with courts in a year, when they can get it over with in a monthAlso, do Democrats in Congress really want to be dealing with court reform late in 2021 and maybe well into 2022? W… https://t.co/Da7JU2QMyYLook I think many, many things are Dems’ fault, but they certainly have no ability to dictate which cases Barrett r… https://t.co/aM8y18gvaCRemember how the non-partisan special counsel released a detailed report which moved public opinion and built polit… https://t.co/4FsphOsJdgIf you have the votes, just solve the problem, don’t waste a quarter of the next Congress producing some kind of ov… https://t.co/MewR086tBmGorpman and Bleemer Twitter loves Biden’s court reform commission, which is a pretty good sign it’s a terrible ideaThis is a bad plan. You don’t have 180 days to wait on the results of an unpredictable process. You need to act imm… https://t.co/gXpXDdThyPA commission isn’t how you build the case in public, christ You build the case in public by having party leaders l… https://t.co/zYn3DTYHMd
10/22
2020
I guess the savvy wonk view is that the schools need to be opened, but the daily email from the county letting us k… https://t.co/tCqmnea2gY
Retweeted by Will StancilMitch McConnell is opposing any relief packages before the election because he would rather confirm extreme right-w… https://t.co/TGXartlm3T
Retweeted by Will StancilBeing stuck at home is pretty bad for everyone, kids probably more than most. But "We have to reopen schools or e… https://t.co/jXJGp37xLYOne problem is that annual proficiency gains and other academic metrics are artificial values that capture only a s… https://t.co/5ArtwVSSJPRight: the argument for rapid school reopening uses a technique pioneered by education reformers and charters, whic… https://t.co/9HboLQFCNx
10/21
2020

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