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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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Behind the scenes of Scott Walker's tough couples weeks, @maggieNYT and @jmartNYT: http://t.co/YVSAst0qPS@makemusicrva @nytimes Thanks much. @amandacox and @KevinQ made it happen.
7/3
2015
@kwcollins Thanks!An @UpshotNYT puzzle we hope you enjoy as much as we have, http://t.co/3eyb799GaAIf you missed this today, I promise this amazing life is worth it. https://t.co/jO0f1MBfDd
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7/2
2015
More interesting data on intact families, in red states v. blue states (actually, counties), from @DLeonhardt http://t.co/u40XqqJirc
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt's an American tradition: Discrimination ebbs, and rights expand. http://t.co/FhyVD08qwDZwei - null.
7/1
2015
The Supreme Court verdict on redistricting will not necessarily help Democrats. http://t.co/JlzTCDSF2z
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@NYP_adamrio @nytimes Thanks much.
6/30
2015
My @FaceTheNation end-piece on the president's argument for grace. http://t.co/dfma9DRQBU
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHow we know Obamacare is winning: Some of its virulent opponents believe a win for it was actually a win for them. http://t.co/y1vP5LIy62@jmartNYT Yes, ACA is probably somewhere between Medicare and Medicaid in terms of middle-class benefits.@KevinMKruse Thanks a lot.@wagesofwins Thank you, sir.@jmartNYT with great insight: As Left Wins Culture Battles, G.O.P. Gains Opportunity to Pivot for 2016 http://t.co/pau5j4DoMO
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAfter a dip in the 1980s and 1990s, more women have begun keeping their names again: http://t.co/3g0v0bHskR http://t.co/3aU1d28bBS
6/28
2015
@rebelrubio @politicalwire Alito and Roberts both no.Today's GOP is starting down the same path on Obamacare that Reagan followed on Medicare: opposition to acquiescence. http://t.co/y1vP5LIy62Same-sex marriage votes by appointing president of Justice: Obama: 2 yes GW Bush: 2 no Clinton: 2 yes GHW Bush: 1 no Reagan: 1 no, 1 yesAny other day any of the other stories on the front would belong above the fold. Wildest day of news in a long time. https://t.co/PVR3xU5RmH
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTomorrow's @nytimes front page ... tonight. #SCOTUS http://t.co/gjnTeXtxHB
Retweeted by David LeonhardtRaise a glass to the great @adamliptak this weekend. His lightning-fast, sharply lucid work made a few million readers smarter this week.
6/27
2015
@TalKopan Thanks for your interest, seriously.@douglasgillison Indeed. As with white people, black people, Catholic people etc. And as with other groups, the %'s aren't uniform.@TalKopan Already done! See the outlines.Where same-sex couples live: http://t.co/wsEEjiGdsh http://t.co/d0ENXIE0iU@ERBeckman Other point is that there is a huge practical difference between Citizens United and ACA rulings.@ERBeckman Well, today's isn't.@JustJen2015 Yes, "shift" in our meaning is referring to outcomes rather than being predictive or saying old cases would go other way now.Arguably, the most likely outcome. https://t.co/s43vp43jW4@JustJen2015 There are 2 different (and good) q's. On outcomes, what term do you think is more liberal?We'll say it again: This looks like the most liberal Supreme Court term in more than 40 years. http://t.co/s3MBaQzeT0 http://t.co/xpCJGqgNkjI just asked Biden's people for a reaction before I asked Obama's people because that just seemed like the right thing to do.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtRead @nytimes @adamliptak on the Court's gay marriage ruling: http://t.co/c0xeALpNiv
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHow conservative overreach leads to liberal Supreme Court decisions. @BrendanNyhan: http://t.co/SyrGE3Rp9V
6/26
2015
@twyodor Fisher follow-up.People who should probably be feeling nervous right about now: Supporters of the EPA or affirmative action.An important, and subtle, feature of today's Obamacare decision, which might well haunt future presidents. http://t.co/E4F1awnExm
Retweeted by David LeonhardtLBJ and HST at Medicare signing 50 years ago next month: #LBJL http://t.co/P4BPrx1khd
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe Court decision could end up killing some state-based exchanges, @sangerkatz: http://t.co/oRAclQwj3aRemember inflation? https://t.co/g9wGwuhdxG
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@WSpriggs Please send link. I'm always happy to look at other research.Well put. An important corrective to initial CW. https://t.co/xDCdOe2zhqRoberts smiled & laughed when Scalia said Obamacare should now be called 'SCOTUScare,' my colleague @ErinMershon reports
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe most significant surprise is the Court's refusal to defer to the IRS. Looks like a president in 2017 can't rethink the rule.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNow there's someone who's had a better last three years than prior one year. https://t.co/wKHPs54y3QObama's speech on why he voted against Roberts from 2005, sort of hilarious now http://t.co/GTWlXNPwFI http://t.co/mDreUG8BRl
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhether Chief Justice Roberts is ruling right or left, the man can write.From Roberts opinion: "The act clearly contemplates that there will be qualified individuals on *every* exchange. http://t.co/DIcRw6lMql
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIs it pronounced SCOTUS-care? Or SCOTUS-Scare?Why Republicans on the ballot in 2016 breathing sigh of relief http://t.co/WTLszkX1jH
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@wagesofwins Tell me more. Does it change your view if I told you WS alone leads to exact same conclusion?And @JanCBS is known for her good sourcing among conservative legal types. https://t.co/vbvxJ0aNSjThe folks at the Heritage Foundation must be thrilled to see their health care reform ideas survive. #Obamacare
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@samsteinhp Ah, buck up. The joke was clear to me.A surprising win for the liberals at #Scotus in fair housing case, 5-4 decision that disparate impact claims are kosher.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@samsteinhp Next stop: big TV contract!Also, on black/white neighborhoods, see this, from NYU's @patrick_sharkey: http://t.co/8A1WAiSUwNFor those interested in more on black/white neighborhood gaps, see this John Logan research on the suburbs: http://t.co/zhpAXRRdQv@DLeonhardt Short supply of high amenity, predominantly black neighborhoods in most metros is part of the problem http://t.co/Dazh1umHev
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThat NBA piece also mentions one of my favorite economics papers, by @R_Thaler and @bcmassey on the NFL, http://t.co/tePwhCSF4vLate first-round NBA picks are a bargain. http://t.co/tePwhCSF4v http://t.co/BVq5VQmn1m@emayfarris @jonathanchait cc @Crowdpac@jonathanchait If anyone is an expert in Ann Arbor reactionaries posing as progressives...@rauchway I know, but mostly.Also, he was against it ... https://t.co/pGGpnC2XRE
Retweeted by David LeonhardtUMichigan is most liberal, Cornell is most liberal private... https://t.co/yTPGyO9sPC@jbarro I was debating between 85 and 90. Seems I made wrong choice.What percentage of complaints about process are in fact mostly complaints about substance? I'll set an over-under at 85.
6/25
2015
Middle-income black families live in poorer neighborhoods on average than low-income whites, http://t.co/Bhv94n0WLt http://t.co/V9jcRSo0ZmAt his peak, best pitcher of the last century. http://t.co/dtgoodlaaB https://t.co/VliO31TKhP@VRWCTexan Thanks for the good dialogue.@VRWCTexan One of the many great things about the U.S. is that even the fringe can openly express its views about the U.S..@UpshotNYT is proud to have published some of the Loeb-winning work from @jashkenas, @aliciaparlap & others, like: http://t.co/RrQeve8k0U@VRWCTexan I agree. But they're a fringe. Most Americans celebrate American values and reject Confederate values.Congrats to @nytgraphics on the Loeb Award. Among the winning entries: "Can you live on the minimum wage?" http://t.co/9Zxhndtj8uBecause the Confederacy and the U.S.A. were such strong allies. https://t.co/Syt06Fdh2ZGreece is both important & confusing. A way to grasp it: Is it more like Lehman Brothers or Radio Shack? @Neil_Irwin: http://t.co/Eq7wlFTflS@maartenzam @UpshotNYT Thanks a lot.
6/24
2015
@CaterpillarJive Not sure I follow the question. But I'm cc'ing @WilcoxNMP here.What are the curviest stretches of Amtrak? One was site of Philly crash. @jeremybmerrill: http://t.co/dzQcD4rqwM http://t.co/WiMc6GHswN@dancow Thanks a lot.@DeanGCShields Thanks much.Another sign that Republicans have moved further right than Democrats have moved left: The left half of Dem's usually loses internal fights.@ClarkPolner We'll have to agree to disagree. I think both statistics and "shift" can be descriptive as well as predictive.You don't usually hear this type of apology from even a former politician: " I was actually part of the problem" http://t.co/88VTu1kzUx
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@ClarkPolner But these aren't experimental results. They're cases. If 5% go the other way in last few terms, there is significant impact.@ellen_sch Thanks.This Supreme Court term could have the largest share of liberal-leaning decisions since 1969. http://t.co/RlOB0ju2IT http://t.co/2t2D50WZuqOdds are that SCOTUS will decide Obamacare this Friday and same-sex marriage next Monday.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtOn Obamacare, I really have no gut what CJ Roberts or Kennedy will do. I could see this playing out either way.
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6/23
2015
Paid family leave is suddenly a hot topic - in business, in state and local policy & in the 2016 campaign. @clairecm: http://t.co/fky6SM1JxBThis from Justice Alito's dissent in Spider-Man strikes me as a pretty good argument for the government in King. http://t.co/2OdHGgEPkj
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@mihi_tr Thanks.
6/22
2015
Still waiting for a startup to disrupt expense reports. Anyone? Anyone?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe IMF is looking at by far the largest non-payment by a borrower in its history. http://t.co/hdGOYft6Av
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6/21
2015
Baseball fans, if you have a way to watch the Nats game: Get thee to a television. ASAP.Also telling: Honolulu Star-Advertiser ran AP story on raising state smoking age. Further decline of State House reporting. cc @jmartNYT
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTo all the young kids out there.... Go back and watch my base running tonight and then never run the bases like that. 🙈
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6/20
2015
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