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David Leonhardt @DLeonhardt The New York Times, in D.C.

Now: editor, The Upshot, for NYT. Then: DC bureau chief, Here's the Deal e-book, Pulitzer for commentary, math major. Still: Jim Rice, ma la, Art Blakey

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Scott Walker has many strengths as a GOP candidate. But he's shown some weaknesses so far too. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/34lpKOQ5ac@DLeonhardt @UpshotNYT It's amazing how many really good quick-service chains started in Denver.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIn 1999, I flew to Denver to meet the founder of a little-known restaurant called Chipotle. @UpshotNYT newsletter: http://t.co/zgWbh3u1kz
2/27
2015
#OTD - February 23rd 2000. McCain rebounds in Michigan, buoyed by big crossover vote. #nytimes http://t.co/BriIBMfAZm
Retweeted by David LeonhardtFor years, dietary guidelines have been based on shoddy science. @aaronecarroll: http://t.co/s9uU5KhMJQ@derekwillis @kwcollins Ah. Thanks.MT @jonlovett: What I mind is the creeping demand for conformity in what people can say. [Ht @LoganDobson]And on a personal level, I'm grateful for the hundreds of hours of enjoyment Clark Terry has helped give my family. http://t.co/JliOQNeiGdClark Terry lived one of the great 20th-century lives. http://t.co/JliOQNeiGd"In the end, it was the audience that got snubbed." @brooksbarnesNYT & Cieply deconstruct the Oscars http://t.co/t3uns840YN
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGood graphic from BigThink showing huge percentage of Western states owned by fed govt -- http://t.co/iiejOgfAqF http://t.co/5lsHsXqnwy
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@derekwillis @kwcollins Criticized for lack of devotion?
2/24
2015
@kpeters0n Thanks so much. I'll now reread too.35 years ago today, USA hockey was trying to shake off a hangover. It still had to beat Finland tomorrow to win gold. http://t.co/qGdhnLMxtq@NirajC Nice! Cc @JustinWolfers @PredictWiseEmbarrassed to say I watched no best picture nominees, but still won my Oscar pool, thanks to this @DLeonhardt post. http://t.co/CWu5mYQjVy
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe prediction markets had an excellent night at the Oscars. http://t.co/HwVC4MYsQJ@mattapuzzo Yes, I'm just wary of conflating "it's imperfect" with "there's a better strategy," which people often do.@mattapuzzo But a) favorites went 6 for 6 on majors. And b) what strategy beats the odds one?@mattapuzzo I agree. I tend to favor "pick a few upsets" model. @JustinWolfers, tho, thinks playing all the odds is often best strategy.@BCAppelbaum @bencasselman @nick_bunker Pats' winning their 3d Super Bowl in early '05 made up for it.That's the 2nd upset of the night, and both have been modest. Favorites are 10 for 12. http://t.co/CORz1yXyjHBest Director has become nearly a toss-up http://t.co/IMiE1HdXzwOscar favorites: Birdman J. Moore Redmayne Arquette Simmons http://t.co/YCZ4BV8rWw"These will be the longest 10 minutes of my life," thought Ken Morrow, after the goal (per @wr_coffey). http://t.co/Gwh6cjPlwgAnd, finally, the goal everyone remembers: Eruzione's, with 10:00 left, to give the U.S. its first lead of the game. http://t.co/3QxLgH5zraIn the waning seconds of a power play, Johnson tied the game again, 3-3, almost midway through the 3rd. http://t.co/TZPZ9aV2RuMaltsev's goal, early in the 2nd, put the Soviets back up, 3-2. They would not score in the game's final 37 minutes. http://t.co/Trz1ZdHgeG@speechboy71 @cbuckser I agree. Loss was not Myshkin's fault. But taking out world's best goalie didn't help their odds.And @YouGov gets same result as @Google (and box office): 'American Sniper' is the public's choice for Best Picture: https://t.co/cp6WqYndG9If the Oscars were a democracy, "American Sniper" would win. http://t.co/rMzh3xwfHO
2/23
2015
35 years ago, at this moment: Stunningly, the US and USSR went to the locker room tied 2-2, after the 1st period. http://t.co/PcdzVKWCSGNot many bigger goals, ever: Johnson ties it 2-2, with 0:01 left in 1st, causing Tikhonov to panic and pull Tretiak. http://t.co/h12JTdMlloHere we go it again. Or so it seemed. Makarov's goal, with 2:26 left in the 1st, put the Soviets back ahead, 2-1. http://t.co/1FHUsREQHGlanguage quiz: are you on fleek? http://t.co/2Mde4jdfQw via @wilsonandrews @jshkatz @DLeonhardt @UpshotNYT
Retweeted by David Leonhardt5 minutes after Krutov's goal, Buzz Schneider tied the game at 1, the first clear sign something might be different. http://t.co/7w2QEucQE435 years ago, Vladimir Krutov scored at 9:12 of the 1st period to put the Soviets up, 1-0. No one was surprised. http://t.co/neSUBiqSzvIt would be a big deal if wages started rising at a healthy clip, as recent evidence suggests may be the case. http://t.co/wKX6nHjUnaWhy Obama's critics play the "American" card, @BrendanNyhan: http://t.co/AB69zJ1Y0YHospital prices always go up. But this year, they went down: http://t.co/kc8VnkaUmB
Retweeted by David LeonhardtOcean warmth has brought 2014's record heat into 2015: http://t.co/mr694YfNTX http://t.co/FvnqUurWs0
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMagnifique photo du soir: New york sous la glace.... Credit CBS news http://t.co/MmpLJqgTTB
Retweeted by David Leonhardt.@DouthatNYT seems to agree that Bush & Walker are the frontrunners - and to want more, from them or others. http://t.co/A7ClyDla1F
2/22
2015
How to fill out your Oscars ballot: the @UpshotNYT guide. http://t.co/NZFpDTrAbb http://t.co/7EoZqKvxQkAnyone have a cite for a Jan 2015 CPI forecast?Some of my best friends have white mothers.Hillary Clinton was never inevitable in 2008. But this time looks different. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/vVM3jCjY7N http://t.co/Iwrf8zP1XnWhat movie does the American public want to win best picture? American Sniper, in a rout. http://t.co/cRrTahan1j http://t.co/f2STNbgtoG
2/20
2015
@bencasselman @BCAppelbaum @nick_bunker Speaking of which, I bet my FP (US movie only) problems are partly a reflection of my advanced age.I get to talk econ policy at the office with @Neil_Irwin, @BCAppelbaum *and* @noamscheiber? Very, very nice...Thrilled that @nytimes labor and workplace coverage will soon be the province of @noamscheiber, recently of TNR. Welcome to BizDay, Noam!
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@bencasselman @nick_bunker @BCAppelbaum ... Michael Kay radio show, day of game 7: "If the Yankees lose, nothing will ever be the same..."@bencasselman @nick_bunker @BCAppelbaum Yeah, I'm with Ben. Who needs dramatization with that story? Also wonderful:Study: Basic personality changes linked to unemployment http://t.co/vWBVdtQHNw the longer men spent w/o jobs, less conscientious they became
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI just stumbled across the movie Fever Pitch on TV and have a new appreciation for how a whole can be less than the sum of its parts.Yes, network-news ratings are way down. But here's why it punches above its weight: http://t.co/9Ct8Pn2Ko6, @vavreck
2/19
2015
In which we respond to reader questions about what people actually eat at Chipotle, http://t.co/4mUj91avWHToni Morrison on what an editor can do should be put on the wall of every editor's office. http://t.co/UBITFkM3sJ http://t.co/WBnaMnoEil
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNotice a pattern? MT @conradhackett: Approval among opposing party JFK 49% Reagan 31 Clinton 27 GW Bush 23 Obama 14 http://t.co/S9KRUIko9M“We don’t manage our menu around individual nutrients,” he said. http://t.co/R902QY4HX7 http://t.co/yQS6aWzcch
2/18
2015
Most meals ordered at Chipotle have a full day's worth of salt for a typical adult. http://t.co/R902QY4HX7 http://t.co/Snhxx02UMP@belling True of both; data in article is inclusive.@AlenMattich Some do, yes. But income inequality itself is a highly relevant metric.@AlenMattich Trends are similar (tho less severe) for income ex cap gains. I looked at income here, the subject of most such comparisons.Income inequality is very high, but it hasn't risen since the financial crisis. http://t.co/Ewu9Ww5cN3 http://t.co/OtlW0PWlrC@jonathanchait Well put. And thank you.@jonathanchait ...and skipped straight to "inequality just keeps soaring" stories of the recovery.@jonathanchait True. My main critique of conventional discussion is that we never got the "inequality fell rapidly during crisis" stories...@jonathanchait Yes. Are you thinking of a specific "since Obama took office"?
2/17
2015
MT @harrymattison The US has a transport injury rate 3 times the UK's, http://t.co/kWLtZiSTNp http://t.co/l1NlvFYDbVRoad injuries kill more people than AIDS, and falls kill nearly three times as many people as brain cancer. http://t.co/kWLtZiSTNp
2/16
2015
The Czechs were so good that Lawrie Mifflin called it "one of the biggest upsets in U.S. hockey history," http://t.co/sRrfPcK3WM35 years ago today, the U.S. hockey team started its win streak, shocking the favored Czechs, 7-3. http://t.co/gI5VDWJQDMIs there a lingering Jim Crow effect on turnout? @RyanDEnos @jamesfeigenbaum @andrewbhall analysis raise doubts. http://t.co/O5Fioxb8L2
Retweeted by David LeonhardtOne of my favorite pictures of my valentine. Love you to the moon and back. http://t.co/worUuCSbCC
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI hope you dance, especially today. http://t.co/gd1e306gNT
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt was always an honor to work with David Carr. And every time I asked him to review a book, his answer was the same: "Yes, please."
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2/14
2015
“Everybody says, ‘Bush, but I like Walker,’’ or ‘Walker, but I like Bush,” http://t.co/SXF8gD82Le (via @MichaelStubel)The newsroom is gathering to celebrate David. He'll always make me think of how lucky we are. http://t.co/z7mADMn5Y0 http://t.co/6yFR8d4oOaThe antics of Arizona State fans seem to be costing opponents 1 to 2 points a game. How? http://t.co/zkMuu1Phmj http://t.co/Lv3WLto98P@sangerkatz @JustinWolfers https://t.co/9ClrRw93RYArizona St. students have reinvented free-throw distraction, and the stats show it's affecting games. @JustinWolfers: http://t.co/zkMuu1PhmjSeveral states are considering cutting taxes on the affluent and raising them on the poor. @shailadewan: http://t.co/fAzkTEhXol@janemansour It wasn't a paper. It was data they sent me.http://t.co/UhHDY01c7g
Retweeted by David LeonhardtDavid Carr to a T in this tribute from @aoscott. http://t.co/Gx9uU2YZwA
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHe always used to joke that he never made the front page. Heartbreaking. http://t.co/FHuSeFf3MT
Retweeted by David LeonhardtDavid was the person other journalists grew up wanting to work with and be like. Then the real thing was better.
2/13
2015
Rejected prototype for a Ford Mustang station wagon, 1966: #Ford http://t.co/CUm9AFoucZ
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIf you liked the 1990s Knicks, you loved Anthony Mason. http://t.co/ZvdLNXnlFn
2/12
2015
Oh, the tortured ways candidates explain how London is the best stop for brushing up on foreign policy. It's really about expat donors.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@serena_danna Sure, what's your email?
2/11
2015
When people say "Audit the Fed," they really mean, "I disagree with the Fed." @Neil_Irwin: http://t.co/UDDi1w2NhIThank you, Mom, Dad & teachers, for causing my 1st reaction to involve placement of 'only.' DSK: I Only Attended Sex Parties '4 Times/Year'It’s like “24”, but multiplied by 12! The new @AlexBerenson novel, out today: http://t.co/9CRHCMfrvh
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWe olds look around and say, well geez, the kids will never be able to get into the biz the way we did. But that's what olds always say.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@cornemel wow, thanks!Best part of being an editor is getting to be 1st person to read a smart piece. This connected a lot of dots for me, http://t.co/wmDkk76yzN@EricMGarcia ... prenatal health programs, preK, K-12, college, scientific research (inc clean energy), infrastructure all do improve future@EricMGarcia SocSec obviously does great good in reducing elderly poverty. But it does nothing to lift *future* living standards...
2/10
2015
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