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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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.@DLeonhardt @portereduardo Yes, licenses can be excessive. But sometimes anti-license is simply anti-regulation.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@derekwillis It’s fighting the existing GOP structure the way that mustard and onions “fight” a hot dog.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWill Koch network spend a lot of money in 2016 elections? Yes. Is it like a political party? Not sure. Seems more like an amplifier to me.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtJob licenses: Helping the few at the expense of the many, @portereduardo, http://t.co/2f65zoXajNOne reason to keep the subway open is it lets people travel without resorting to dangerous roads. http://t.co/IADCKsCQGP, @jbarroThe average prices of gas from 1986 to 2002 was 9% lower in real terms than gas is today. http://t.co/jabEGRHivL http://t.co/5LzadraGrd
The online responses to this make me wonder if Chait hired a team of satirists to underscore his point... http://t.co/9qijL1VZYi
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@jrick Thanks.@cgiller On carbon? Or other issues?A new Hillary-Jeb poll comes out. You know it's early but can't help yourself. It must mean *something*, right? Well: http://t.co/0QrxOcWZhXIt’s been two days since the BBC sent this bizarre holocaust tweet and I'm still unable to wrap my head around it https://t.co/dhRSOKDZsS
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAmazing thing is that this graph is (of course!) inflation adjusted. Nominal was below $1. http://t.co/jabEGRHivL http://t.co/85PXVkCKxy@kinfook @PaulPage Yes, nominal price was below $1 at times in 80s/90s.@_megbroc @nytimes Thanks.@joaco_saldain Yes.@mr_foamtastic It *is* inflation adjusted.Smart @NYDailyNews Page 1 put to bed before major snow was scheduled to come. Still holds up well this morning: http://t.co/YrCrPWB24N
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@PaulPage It is.Reporting on #blizzard2015 assisted by my drone... http://t.co/U2d2yjlFYa
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGas is still not as cheap as it was between 1986 and 2002. http://t.co/T9uRu28X7F http://t.co/NolNAZ1n2W"The day Kurt Cobain died, the day James Gandolfini died, and the day Mike and the Mad Dog broke up." http://t.co/WzLB9ffxSG"Antibiotics are a classic example of overuse," http://t.co/FLfSlQD82T, @aaronecarroll & @afraktAn incredibly well done examination of ABQ's police violence, with a much-earned shoutout to @cjproctor74 http://t.co/2axMLpRfhk
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Queuing innovation in a Thai post office. http://t.co/9VAGin69Sf
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGreat journalism can both sadden and enrage. How citizens of Albuquerque keep getting killed: http://t.co/ZbkNvP6YZqFlew thru O'Hare (and wound up suffering thru a 7-hr delay) so I could get a @TortasFrontera, and it might have been worth it.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe middle class used to be shrinking for a good reason. Now it's shrinking for a bad one. http://t.co/YQXRMmlfqH http://t.co/Dc9od0FzM6Any way to know whether summer airfares to Europe are more likely to go up or down in the months ahead? Asking for a friend. Really. Alas.@Olivianuzzi Can't tell your tone, but you may enjoy this regardless, http://t.co/Vt7NwNJg8nIf this storm drops 18" in NYC, 7 of top 10 storms of all time (since 1869) will have occurred in the last 20 years. http://t.co/qQmTj5wQlj
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAlmost as if the climate's changing. MT @jodyavirgan: 5 of NYC's 10 biggest snowstorms ever have come in last 12yrs. http://t.co/8GaSJzAW4nMT @MattDickinson44: In March 1938, 70% of Americans said no when asked if they favored a third term for FDR.I'm a pretty big hockey fan ... and I can still recognize the NHL All-star Game as an abomination.
Africa’s Economy Is Rising. Now What Happens to Its Food? by @DLeonhardt #SundayReads http://t.co/DNbfXOIxvZ http://t.co/gU5Zf1BLmv
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHow Washington is making it easier for people to repay student debts. Seriously. @kevincarey1: http://t.co/u4263NRqFGI wish I'd had something to do with this smart story on cheating (which inadvertently trolls @kairyssdal), http://t.co/WnDJ1MUzsW
A critique of my recent column on the great wage slowdown. http://t.co/zrFTqtU4Rw@jayrosen_nyu @Nate_Cohn @UpshotNYT Thank you. And we welcome critique, including this.@jayrosen_nyu Whatever you think of it, it's strongly data-driven, based on @Nate_Cohn analysis of primary voters, fundraising etc.Scott Walker's the best positioned candidate to defeat an establishment favorite like Bush http://t.co/YnDCxiDkZz
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhy he has a shot: http://t.co/zD92QvA61r MT @costareports: Walker (likely) running. This is a stump speech, newly honed, full of new lines.There once was a Super Bowl when the teams couldn't agree on what size football to use. @BeschlossDC: http://t.co/QzhLDXE9QI
@Wertwhile @groditi "wages are finally rising now" case is clear. AHE, usual weekly, etc@Wertwhile @groditi I hope the piece didn't suggest it was definitive. My view is you can make both cases. I just don't think the@Wertwhile I agree hours are positive.How economists overtook historians, @JustinWolfers: http://t.co/gsAp1d9Xu7 http://t.co/UOMd4uaHf0@Wertwhile Weekly really is as much about hours as wages. Which measures do you think are most positive?Was Obama exaggerating when he said wages were rising? It's a version of one of 2015's biggest questions, http://t.co/ZoUkNCsLyqThis is a basketball score?! http://t.co/vspabpjDeN@nbj914 Thanks so much.Here's the Elevator Pitch for each of the potential 16ers. Hint, Walker looks pretty good http://t.co/cKrB6tiNS8
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGotta love John Smith (#1), he of Oxfordshire and the Snowplow Game, in the background of that last pic.@Nate_Cohn I'm sure you have detailed memories of that game.@GChernack I love those helmets, but they're not exactly good luck in the Super Bowl."Sep 21, 1980: Steve Largent catches a pass... The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 37-31." http://t.co/M1SzW5XTP9 http://t.co/2PDMiysuAX@garlicksauce Yes.@samsteinhp Yes, they should. Close call between red Pats/white Hawks and blue Hawks/white Pats.TBT 2: Patriots 38, Seahawks 23, Sept. 16, 1984. http://t.co/ncZOWF3ysx http://t.co/ku3bYQX1gkTBT: "The Patriots score 13 4th-quarter points to pull out a 20-13 victory at the Kingdome..." http://t.co/Do9KUQrQ80 http://t.co/imxFqfXpSd
"Africa today offers an argument against fatalism.” http://t.co/f9ADaDnGOS @DLeonhardt @UpshotNYT
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@jpcauthor @arappeport I'm from Arkansas?@vitalsignsdata Thank you.#giftexchange at today's meeting between Jeb Bush + Mitt Romney http://t.co/XK5OhDlXFT
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAlso grateful: your new colleagues. MT @alexanderiburns: I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity. http://t.co/NbuEjxchExWell done, Dean Slaughter. http://t.co/51qTAairmS@BrendanNyhan @HotlineJosh Yes, I agree. More interestingly, so does @Nate_Cohn@HotlineJosh @BrendanNyhan Yes. Tho I'm also affected by the 40something-Senator thing. Which I could be wrong about.@HotlineJosh @BrendanNyhan I've long thought him the most underrated potential candidate. But the strength of that view is waning...@HotlineJosh @BrendanNyhan Yes, but Rubio also violates the Don't-Be-Like-the-Last-Guy Theory."Pol's are perfectly capable of cutting deals without praising one another." -@jbview Yes, bipartisan happy-talk isn't actually effective.UK appears poised to ban branding on cigarette packs. Instead: grim lung warnings. http://t.co/8LB6njz2pV http://t.co/Dfu0FqyFUO
Retweeted by David LeonhardtCongratulations @zannymb, the new editor of The Economist.@Ccourtneyyy Thanks very much.The new European Central Bank plan is kind of a big deal. @Neil_Irwin: http://t.co/DL8hSQeS8HMT @Moalim_hassan Here in Somalia, transportation & tech are biggest hinders to agriculture. http://t.co/FiL0DkUJCp http://t.co/zUTM0EoF3R@Moalim_hassan @UpshotNYT Thanks very much.@MicahZenko Important adjective there.Why Max Scherzer is now an inflation hawk. @Neil_Irwin: http://t.co/WNsSBgbmkX http://t.co/rR5CTUjiz7@calestous Thanks much.@ez_angus Continents have economies. We hear about Europe's all the time.Africa’s economy is rising. Now what happens to its food? http://t.co/pALEeGS7VRI talked to @DLeonhardt about redesigning news @UpshotNYT, and selling me a condo in the process. http://t.co/xPNPbdmlwF
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"What should it say on my tombstone? 'Son of Italian immigrants. Invented instant replay.'" http://t.co/9KVkAqukTf.@jodikantor piece on Stanford class of '94 is the most sophisticated take on gender in tech that I've read yet: http://t.co/uia4SGWe6R
Retweeted by David LeonhardtProving its N.Y.-ness. MT @GarrettQuinn: All those in favor of removing Connecticut from New England ... http://t.co/r6pzRezZY1@tanehisicoates on it
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThis is great because the second person is so direct, honest and pure. What to expect when you’re interviewed by AP. http://t.co/9VOJIfMf4n
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWe're in the midst of the biggest 100-game-winner drought in modern baseball. Can the Nats break it? http://t.co/FOEwFnmIbAHow cable undermines televised presidential speeches http://t.co/jqXtIqbbTF MT @DylanByers Record-low rating for SOTU http://t.co/LEiWxUEJwf
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@Nate_Cohn Above 50%. Like the Seahawks.German ambassador --> MT @AmbWittig Obama mentioned the #FreeCommunityCollege initiative. In Germany, college is free for all students.Interested in the falling teen pregnancy rate the president mentioned? Read this fascinating @sarahkliff deep dive. http://t.co/kSas2mBsCZ
Retweeted by David LeonhardtOr on how to describe the disagreement... "We still may not agree on a woman’s right to choose..."“@ryanbeckwith: First use of the word "transgender" in a #SOTU
Retweeted by David LeonhardtObama isn't president today without that speech. It was also wrong about the size of the partisan divide.As he prepares for #SOTU2015, how does Obama job rating compare w/ his predecessors? http://t.co/UCv1uECfpS http://t.co/CI2mIgXUom
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThis seems like as good a time as any to reup awesome @ajchavar video montage of "I'm not a scientist" declarations: http://t.co/LPslxeqE8z
Retweeted by David LeonhardtDenying climate change is getting ever closer to denying gravity, http://t.co/hXwMSs1n1BGross looks frail and missing teeth bespeak a pretty horrible ordeal in Cuban prison. Cuban spies looked hale & hearty when left US jail
Retweeted by David LeonhardtRussia is isolated. Except by China. Or any other emerging market. And let's see about Europe this year.
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