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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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@Wildavsky Thanks a lot.The government trend data on college tuition isn't based on what families actually pay. http://t.co/gTpC9c8WVi http://t.co/GLG2I9mE2P@eatoncharlie How so? Net tuition includes all. When tuition>Pell, net tuition rises.With an excellent animation from @KevinQ: http://t.co/Farn18skrpThat oft-used inflation chart showing how fast college costs have increased? It isn't correct. http://t.co/Farn18skrp@KevinQ Long battery life but slow to update. Check it out sometime.The United States is the only developed country not to offer paid maternity leave as federal policy. @clairecm: http://t.co/2V9LbHQP8BTen years ago today, America met a guy named Barack Obama. http://t.co/Hzb8QMiRMX http://t.co/awumRD0bhI
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RT @erikbryn: Total US net worth is up 33% since 2003. But median net worth is down 36%. We're wealthier than ever, but not for median.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMoney magazine has a new ranking of colleges, focusing on payoff, and @kevincarey1 digs in: http://t.co/l1NH76NRC3"Curiously, I think the readers are ahead of the journalists," @kdoctor via @NiemanLab, http://t.co/edbk3vs6ZAMy attitude is respectful disagreement - and Mr. Angell has earned the right to say whatever he wants. via @jmartNYT: http://t.co/sT0r7bDVSJ@DLeonhardt this year's class is great but nothing will ever match the first: Cobb, Johnson, Mathewson, Wagner & Ruth. #Legends
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMaddux, Glavine, Thomas, Torre, LaRussa, Cox, Angell: Best ensemble class in Cooperstown history?
Income inequality is rising w/in many countries, but it’s been falling globally for two decades: http://t.co/AtPBxGpak8 via @UpshotNYT
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMy deep dive into North Carolina data finds that cutting jobless benefits did NOT help the labor market. Me in NYT--> http://t.co/HN52OgsC6X
Retweeted by David LeonhardtDoes the art at the great Sichuan Jin River depict the Jin River? http://t.co/WxR89wjDvgUS: Very religious but less than in past MT @conradhackett: % who say Bible is ancient book of fables 1976 13 2014 21 http://t.co/qqlkUJ2id4@daveweigel @heatherhaddon We have Booker at 99% to win. It's a mistake to put too much weight on any one survey number, as we stress.Why do iPhones seem to slow down as soon as a new version comes out? MT @m_sendhil: http://t.co/LlYnMkGqsf http://t.co/y6LX21U4yHAnother way to think of fight for Senate control: 60%-40% odds means both parties have a good chance to win. http://t.co/XEeJkD7exDOne way to think of Senate races: 12 battleground states 9 in states won by Romney GOP needs 8 of 12 for control. http://t.co/XEeJkD7exDhttp://t.co/thFswacOdM @JustinWolfers with a wonderful column explaining how people can use data to confirm what they already believe.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHow to think about the benefits and challenges of telephone polls and online surveys: http://t.co/6THAS3ggJDRepublicans need to pick up 6 Senate seats. They seem in solid shape in 3 -- and have opportunities in 7 others. http://t.co/6THAS3ggJDRepublican odds of winning Senate control rise to 60 percent with results from new nationwide panel. http://t.co/qpLp4IFD9oBig update to our Senate model coming tomorrow morning, courtesy of a @YouGov panel with @CBSNews. http://t.co/2HjO9BAbPj
"Maybe it's not chemistry; maybe it's just variance," @joe_sheehan, on the 2012-14 Red Sox.
How today's soaring stock market actually hurts young people. @Neil_Irwin : http://t.co/0l5HxRM1vM http://t.co/MMOeLSCQOnThe choice is yours. http://t.co/RTu7ER0fhm
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIf Republicans take the Senate they'll probably try to block the EPA climate rule http://t.co/PtDPAaF6k4
Retweeted by David LeonhardtBy @EJDionne no less! RT @JRBoh: The New York Times front page on Joe Biden's plagiarism press conference... http://t.co/9IUTi8z8J5
Paul Ryan's speech is a step back toward Milton Friedman -- and away from 2012 Paul Ryan. @Neil_Irwin: http://t.co/8S6snqMukIWhy Europe is wary over imposing tough Russia sanctions: My take http://t.co/e91BLTT9GM
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@RichardvReeves @TaxPolicyCenter Obama's 2008 tax plan was to the left of Clinton policy.@RichardvReeves @TaxPolicyCenter Hard to know if that's more a comparison of today's GOP and 1990s GOP or Obama and Clinton.Americans' opposition to a drinking age of 18 is remarkably consistent. http://t.co/srjUr1gZ0h http://t.co/VHZUrWGyeO@AngelikMayhem @nytimes Terrible 1950s drought. http://t.co/aDQiPNZO3H@andyhre I agree.All that from a big new drought interactive from @mbostock & @KevinQ: http://t.co/QXimeTW594 For bookmarking: It will update every week.The complexity of climate change: Some place are getting wetter, and droughts have gotten worse. http://t.co/QXimeTW594@andyhre Yes, not currently worse than 30s Dust Bowl or 1950s. What strikes me most is long-running trend.We're in the most sustained period of rising drought conditions in more than a century. http://t.co/bp5mfedMcG http://t.co/PuSKL2qQGXHeard the one about Obama not being in control of events? Or maybe it was Reagan. Or Clinton... @BrendanNyhan: http://t.co/DEjVITsBH8Pressure-->change. My story on NCAA and some conferences/schools handing incremental victories to student-athletes http://t.co/Q6NcLXPBVZ
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe high-water mark for use of "insurgent" in the NYT? The Mexican Revolution. @derekwillis: http://t.co/vnnfwfovWt http://t.co/xDlPURKRhQ
Memo to Senate incumbents: When @jmartNYT shows up in your state, RUUUUUNNN. http://t.co/kZCswCsV7Y Just ask Roberts, Thad, now Walsh.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@matthewjdowd @evanasmith @politico How many states won't elect both a statewide D and R over next 8 years?@baseballpro Are your playoff odds based only on-season stats? Or also take into account player characteristics (age, previous seasons...)?Senior German MPs are raising the possibility of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup, http://t.co/NbHkfPJw4DWhy do you hear so much from me on the demise of newspapers? Because there is still no replacement for work like this http://t.co/by6vhFAKwU
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhen it comes to health care, there really is a red America and a blue America: http://t.co/gxfxMXz36g http://t.co/s3J2FYYHlh@WilcoxNMP Don't seem to be too many people who want both.The pull quotes say it all: http://t.co/COzLAyESmu
Retweeted by David LeonhardtA breakdown of why the Democrats have a shot to win the Georgia Senate race. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/IkaB0vWEKm
DC appeals court decision against WH on health care law latest example of why Sen Dems were so determined to fill vacancies on that court.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWon't be able to say much about the Georgia Senate race for a while. The nearly 16k early votes so far don't show a blowout.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@Jeffreyweissdmn It's the cross-national comparison I find surprising, rather than the US (64/13) gap.Today's rulings are far from the last word on insurance subsidies - and unlikely to change much soon. @sangerkatz: http://t.co/wH5AOikR6UTom Goldstein argues that, in the end, the Supreme Court will uphold #Obamacare subsidy provisions, 5-4. http://t.co/4DGVFpq3w9
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe market monetarists have quietly won, says @jbarro: http://t.co/JdOmulCy0b@NickFoxNYT @KayHymowitz The issue seems to be that using an intl standard makes US % lower than familiar domestic standards.When principals are asked if their students are disadvantaged, which country stands out? http://t.co/bl0cozn7ZK http://t.co/lQLVXjfdUM@KayHymowitz @NickFoxNYT Right. Low income is subjective. Hard to see an objective way in which US has more poverty than Mexico etc.Principals in the U.S. are much more likely to consider their students "disadvantaged" than principals elsewhere. http://t.co/EuZl8focFBTwenty years of Tony Blair: totting up the balance sheet. Nice piece from Guardian's Michael White, http://t.co/pJiPppnOVYHere's the Wikipedia link on the Hindi-language "24" https://t.co/9bypOBHU51
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Could there be a GOP Senate wave in 2014? Sure. But @Nate_Cohn explains that it hasn't materialized yet & might not. http://t.co/DZY7CqjnEf
Retweeted by David LeonhardtDear CEOs of America. We need you to spend more money. Thanks! Love, Everybody Else. http://t.co/eMphikqVm9
Retweeted by David LeonhardtSome nice cosmetic-procedure euphemisms in @eosnos's Biden piece: rejuvenated, becalmed, reforested. http://t.co/IYLHOqqvctOn #immigration, #gayrights, #contraception, Obama is making decisions that could define both parties for years http://t.co/TDXadb3KmP
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe chances of a 2014 Republican wave are dropping. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/mzY5pv6Yx245 years ago: #NASA http://t.co/ygOsfG1sNn
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHow statehouse reporting power compares with a state's population http://t.co/4Cxs8IEkId
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Since the 1950s, some 27,000 rivers have vanished from China: http://t.co/gtNu3XqjXa
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMT @BrookingsEcon: Kids raised by one parent as result of a death don't have same risks as other single-parent kids http://t.co/85NtGHMjnaIt’s the grassy knoll inside Area 51 where Yellen is playing a record backwards that says hyperinflation is coming http://t.co/3Yho4Cr4de
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNew nominee for Greatest Official Tweet Ever RT @astros: Chris Carter needs 1 more stolen base to tie career high of 2 steals set in 2013.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtCould and should the world take the 2018 World Cup from Putin? MT @KaminskiMK: http://t.co/IGU47NNAsl via @tunkuvI would love to see this in Hong Kong, and every other city: http://t.co/1TRARIdAiW http://t.co/03NasbRT5z
Retweeted by David LeonhardtBooming Miami is the "indisputable capital of Latin America." http://t.co/xfMKDpWrAv
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe story of most institutions. MT @conradhackett: Confidence in Supreme Court at lowest point in decades. http://t.co/dhkFPiY6BdWhy election results reporting matters, via @derekwillis (short version: it can show competence, or its opposite) http://t.co/7vD8xtwT6s
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Good @PhilipRucker/@costareports on liberals and 2016: http://t.co/AUT3QhIHdO. Still, collective Dem voter views align with Dean quote.Amazing tick-tock of the downing of the plane by @peterbakernyt. Gripping tale of war, politics and everyday life. http://t.co/c2l3s37EKH
Retweeted by David LeonhardtRelative to the death-row population, the number of executions looks like a rounding error. http://t.co/nLn2UvN702 http://t.co/Q9Uz0mSXTLThe economic surges of China and India have been among the most egalitarian developments in history. @tylercowen: http://t.co/tar8j5co6cI would enjoy a version of NYMag's approval matrix that did not simultaneously complain about too much construction and high rents.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGlobally, income inequality is: A) Rising B) Falling http://t.co/tar8j5co6cIf I were a GM, I engage in trade talks with the As and TB just to figure out who they value in my org, and therefore who I shouldn't trade
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@jshkatz Just solved it.Just leaving the MH17 crash site in Ukraine. You can walk right up to the wreckage, the personal items, the bodies. Still unsecured.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe Saturday @BeschlossDC stories in our sports section are a great treat and today is one of best yet > http://t.co/BWI2DzYLSR
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My @UpshotNYT story on Charlie Rangel's campaign charitable contributions now includes link to the full list of them: http://t.co/n4dcy64v1W
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@WilcoxNMP @tamarjacoby @WSJ @garyrosenWSJ Who here will be urging their kids not to go?@michaelroston @UpshotNYT Only if it's alcoholic.#ff Welcome to Twitter @CharlieCookDC!
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe different approaches to innovation taken by Google and Microsoft. @clairecm: http://t.co/uYL2vvTxZvBefore #MH17 crashed, some airlines avoided Ukraine, some didn't http://t.co/gkzErnWdQr http://t.co/togBhRsFLc
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