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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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@artchung He just needs to cut it short.
So today I was going to refigure Bumgarner's (Modified) Matty Score ... but @DLeonhardt beat me to it: http://t.co/UDZzUFJJqh
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHalloween-candy deflation: Get Yellen on the case. @alflip, http://t.co/DweXrqrloB http://t.co/BsXi3RrA4LAbout half of Arkansas counties are dry. Next week, the state votes on whether to sell alcohol everywhere. @jbarro: http://t.co/5MUTp69PIFMaybe only politician who called me "kid" even while yelling at me. Mayor Menino has died. http://t.co/CVcIeexWcA http://t.co/aMTLvKNFTE
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe story of this year's 11 most interesting Senate races: http://t.co/wUw4oE0Hsd http://t.co/Crna1N8zfhYour graphical guide to catching up on all the twists and turns of the 2014 Senate battle. @driven_by_data, @jshkatz: http://t.co/wUw4oE0Hsd@robneyer If you weren't so prolific, it'd be harder for we Neyerites to mimic you. (And you're most welcome.)In which I join the list of writers who claim @robneyer as an important influence, http://t.co/MHofWEyuxgBumgarner's greatness continued: He's given up zero unearned runs in the World Series, unlike Koufax and Matty. http://t.co/Q2iD6qlS1O@AlexBerenson The facts have changed, right?@jonathanchait All else equal, Michigan Republican or Ohio State Democrat?Tim Cook of Apple says he is gay. Why so few gay CEOs make the statement he did. http://t.co/fvTdFawAyx
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNo soft spot in this report that I can see. The U.S. economy looked very solid in the third quarter.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHow the polls could be wrong, again. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/xLHfMY6bU4Welcome to winter.@tommyunger Thanks. @KevinQ @sangerkatz@Clevecarole @DLeonhardt 55-58; the only four-year stretch with all 7-games Series
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@Clevecarole 83 and 84 were terrible.Flashback: http://t.co/rhNrUh9QFsGreatest four-year World Series stretch has to be 1985-88, yes?I guess if Nedyo is going to let every lefty hit, it changes the relief-pitcher decision. Every other KCR batter is an out.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMantle, Ruth, Musial hurt by terribly unclutch LDS performances. MT @ESPNStatsInfo: Sandoval's 26 hits are the most in a single postseason.@brianros1 By the Yankees, on a 9-year deal, let's hope.@drgonzo777 Same average runs as this year.Sandoval may end up with one of the best non-MVP World Series performances ever.Bumgarner now has the 4th highest Matty Score, behind only Waite Hoyt, Koufax and Matty himself. http://t.co/ZtTIf289FY@schadenfraade Can we really claim credit for those?@suellentrop Maybe so, but basketball's pretty boring for the first 3 quarters.The Royals’ 29-year wait summed up in one image: http://t.co/xYVi2Qxuhn http://t.co/PJYQT4AbCU
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe strike zone really is bigger than it used to be. http://t.co/xBQRiMQheT@suellentrop Second tier. Maybe third. It's just a form of soccer and other such games.@jimhigdon Great, but derivative.The full Gerald Early quote from the Ken Burns history: http://t.co/pRAaChjCD4@DLeonhardt Thank you, Ken Burns.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtRemember: The Constitution. Jazz. Baseball. This country's greatest contributions.Madison Bumgarner is one of the greatest pitchers in World Series history. Can he add to that record? http://t.co/UGqNAJyVyZIn the future, managers will go to the bullpen even more quickly in postseason, and we'll look back on the present as bizarrely irrational.Can these teams just keep playing until pitchers and catchers report?@byagoda Find me a video!He's not a colleague or relative. In fact, I've never met him. He's just a great baseball writer. So subscribe to @joe_sheehan newsletter.Wait, baseball players still dive into first? Like in 2014?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt is so strange that people complain about the two minutes it takes to get a crucial call right in a game that's going to last four hours.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtUpon further review, that Panik play was one of the better WS defensive plays I've seen. Mays No. 1, Amoros No. 2. Other nominees?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtPhysics 101: Do not slide into first base. Friction! (Also, that was one of the best double plays I've ever seen.)
The Fed's QE has helped the economy recover -- slowly and incompletely. @Neil_Irwin: http://t.co/6Ju0fNERaN http://t.co/FZDNiFtXgv@DLeonhardt Yup. Medicaid expansion has had biggest impact in states w/ stingiest eligibility before, where poverty is very rural (KY, AR).
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@rogmatters Percentage-point decline is more meaningful in this context, I think.Fascinating to read @POLITICOMag piece -- http://t.co/cRGYWFrD2N -- in light of Miss.-v.-Ark. comparison in our map: http://t.co/rTIz2LIAt7@NJCJR1979 I didn't mean it as a straw man. I agree HI isn't HC (or, for that matter, H). Still, most people behave as if HI has value.@NJCJR1979 I guess it depends on your view about whether having health insurance is helpful. If not, then no. Seems most people think yes..@DLeonhardt @JustinWolfers but on the Friedman-Schwartz definition of a “neutral” monetary policy, Fed policy is still contractionary…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtObamacare has helped rural America more than urban America, http://t.co/rTIz2LIAt7 http://t.co/BQwe88ixfADon't be fooled. The Fed is still doing stimulus. @JustinWolfers: http://t.co/5MO7iVJ7ZS@comebackdecade Thanks for remembering.@TheStoryline @UpshotNYT Thanks a lot. @KevinQ @sangerkatzAbove all, Obamacare is an attack on inequality. http://t.co/nHsbo0g22T http://t.co/yaG2RjlQ64Republican counties have benefited from Obamacare more than Democratic counties. http://t.co/NrOoqmwRjo http://t.co/JAoLjYjnCzThe stark difference between states that have expanded Medicaid and those that haven't: http://t.co/txpQGq70b8 http://t.co/43MOj5nXZIThe most detailed look at yet who's benefited from Obamacare: http://t.co/NrOoqmwRjo http://t.co/KgfYpayjIuBlack churches are playing a big role in Georgia and North Carolina, early-voting stats show. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/UyBwKZ2HK6@GChernack 13.7@BePeeArr You missed Jackie on there. 1956.The greatness of Game Six: Fisk Reggie Jackie Puckett Joe Carter Buckner Freese Denkinger (Ht @joe_sheehan)
@nandorvila Thanks so much.Also, in 1938, before papers used color ink, red America was white and blue America was black. http://t.co/uDskQdw4RH http://t.co/tigzjtPmqA@Ali_Wyne @UpshotNYT @NYTArchives Very nice to hear, thanks.@jackcushmanjr Congrats!@charlessahm No, you shouldn't have. Only parents read bylines.This was your grandparents' @UpshotNYT. MT @NYTArchives 1938 chart on midterm elections & dramatic shift of power. http://t.co/dilplDHwnL@charlessahm Indeed. More here: http://t.co/semvlqGQoS http://t.co/4xPYdqnlGg http://t.co/vJhrfstwmm@libbyanelson Enjoy!The Montana mess: campaigns, political science and questions of illegality. @derekwillis: http://t.co/q5tuZ4QuHgA curious bias among #baseball umpires might affect the outcome of the #WorldSeries http://t.co/7wqPV86eFM My story icymi
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe states most likely to have a polling mishap http://t.co/LUGjjWvRtf
Retweeted by David LeonhardtSEC champ makes playoff. Who is more likely to be a 2d SEC team: 2-loss conference-title loser or 1-loss 2d-place team not in that game?.@nytleo now has explicit odds for a Georgia runoff: 66% chance of it happening. @jshkatz: http://t.co/W3BwO4bmbr@MLB_GM_someday Thanks a lot.MT @davidmwessel Men tweet much more than women about nearly everything except gay rights http://t.co/KwherPFlUcOnly 1 in 3 low-income kids qualified to attend a top-250 college does. A new Bloomberg effort aims to change that. http://t.co/R0xLiDLlSo@ApprenNet @UpshotNYT Thanks.What's going on in Alaska? Two new polls show Begich, the Democrat, ahead. @Nate_Cohn sorts through it all: http://t.co/rV8PeGZL4g@bencasselman ...or not graduating from colleges with fewer resources.@bencasselman True. But low-income kids not graduating from top schools is way down the list of problems. Much bigger: not attending them...@bencasselman Yes, but not a huge problem at these schools. They're choosing ones where grad rate for low-income kids is high.Bloomberg starts a big new effort to help low-income standouts get through college, http://t.co/eV00eopb4V@AlanIAbramowitz Have you read the paper I describe? Authors argue it predicts better than standard question in presidential races.Something to watch on the "who will win?" poll question: Will it do as well in midterm races as in the presidential? http://t.co/TuUGq7vmMU
@MickiMaynard @ron_fournier @JohnJHarwood @matthewjdowd 86 years. Just another good Sox memory now. Curse of the Gibsonino: 30 and counting.@ron_fournier @JohnJHarwood @matthewjdowd @MickiMaynard Y'all need Tigers to win more titles and provide new memories. - Trolling Sox fan@craigwhitaker5 @SFBleacherGirl No 2 eras identical, true. But run scoring at least is at deadball levels now.If this means I make the majors, I'm all for it. RT @jackshafer May Mickey Lolich strike @DLeonhardt ... out.For the record, Mickey Lolich would be about 50th. Hard to be much higher, having pitched in only 1 Series. http://t.co/WIHSm6YOuE@jackshafer "Change your metric!" The last refuge of scoundrels. And Tiger fans. :)@jackshafer Tied for 50th. Had only 3 games. This measures quantity and quality. Quality alone, Bumgarner might be #1.@JohnJHarwood @matthewjdowd @MickiMaynard @ron_fournier @jamiedupree Tied for 50th. Hurt by having only 3 games.Best World Series pitchers: 1. Mathewson 2. Koufax 5. Gibson 7. Bumgarner 9. Rivera 15. Ruth http://t.co/XNArn4iRbpBumgarner is now the 7th best World Series pitcher ever, according to the "Matty Score": http://t.co/XNArn4iRbp http://t.co/OTvM8DTGI5Answer: @KyleMasseyNYT wrote the elegant hed (as we call it) on this @peterbakernyt Bush piece: http://t.co/31VSB3D1t4@jbview @RyanLizza That's important. Few things if any more accurate than polls in final weeks. Several things are more accurate in summer.
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