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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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Many polls that make news are nothing more than outliers, driven by statistical noise. Follow the averages! not to be fooled by the polls. @BrendanNyhan:
How Germany won the battle over Greece, from @Neil_Irwin in Berlin and elsewhere: will be very interesting to see which markets get these robot order-takers
Retweeted by David Leonhardt. @DLeonhardt with a little perspective on the "self-hating binge of Donald Trump coverage"
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Maybe the media should dial down the self-hate about Trump coverage. It actually plays an important role. is New York State proposing such a narrow minimum-wage hike? @jbarro: #FF to the fearless @timkmak...
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@JDLehrer Thanks very much.It's important to preserve early states' place in the presidential process because they take their role so seriously
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe bigger issue is preparing for a race you may not be allowed to enter.
Are you creative and hilarious? Want to come work for The Fix? Email aaron (dot) blake (at) washpost (dot) com then.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe halls of Big Sugar pulse with executives frantically ordering new studies.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtSurprise: the bulk of the evidence suggests artificial sweeteners are better for you than sugar. @aaronecarroll: people are being fooled by the new Trump polls. You don't have to be. @Nate_Cohn: I think a big problem is the rarity of good and flexible career paths.
Americans, especially kids, are finally eating less food (though not necessarily healthier food.) @sangerkatz:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIn 07, WaPo/ABC polling was calling all landlines. Now, aim for 65% cell calls, even though its 2x expensive @sfcpoll
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Parents, worried about kids' health, are eating less. "I have tried to change..all b/c of him"
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@scheyerlec @sangerkatz Alas, not exactly.If you want to nerd out on the studies that track American calorie consumption, here's my story on sources:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe anti-soda health campaigns seem to be working.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNot quite enough - yet - to reverse the obesity epidemic. But promising nonetheless.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAt long last, Americans really have started eating less. @sangerkatz: Shiller on the housing market: It's still not rational. media shouldn't feel guilty about covering Trump. Scrutiny is how past poll leaders have collapsed. @Nate_Cohn:
Well put. @BlairHduQuesnay cc @clairecmAmong millennials, 37% of female Harvard B-School grads plan to interrupt career for family. For Gen X, it was 28%. some fundamental ways, universities are a mirage. @kevincarey1:'s rise: 98 Chinese companies on the @FortuneMagazine #Global500 list. In 2000, there were only 10.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtFood for thought, from @ezraklein...
And, now, the nominees for Excellence in Sign Vagueness... know a few @MITstudents @MIT_alumni @medialab tech gurus who would love this job...
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Our buddy comedy needs another buddy. (@nytgraphics / @upshotnyt is hiring).
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@thisisshmev @nytimes Thanks!For all of us who grew up in New York in the 1980s, this primary campaign sure brings back memories.'re a graphics journalist. We're @UpshotNYT. Let's talk. A job opening: & Cruz seem safe. For now, Christie & Perry in; Santorum, Kasich, Jindal & Fiorina out. scoreboard tracking which 10 Republicans will make cut for 1st debate - and which 6 won't. chance will help determine who's on stage for the first GOP debate - and who's not.
Many Europeans think the Euro is in better shape than skeptics think. Finland shows why. @Neil_Irwin, on the ground: @boylepoint Fair. But a little odd the others are kept off field, no?@DLeonhardt Only one ref for such a huge pitch? Absurd. Basketball has 3 (?) for a court much, much smaller.
Retweeted by David Leonhardtvideo replays could take care of this type of colossal embarrassment for the sport
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTerribly tainted win for Mexico, and another example of a fundamental problem with soccer, for all its beauty. Diving plays too big a role.
Republicans lamenting Trump sideshow now, but their nominee sought & publicly accepted his endorsement 3 years ago
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGaffes are usually not important. But why this one is probably a turning point for Trump, @Nate_Cohn: expect that the economy will be pretty strong for the 2016 presidential election,
What percentage of Americans will support same-sex marriage in 10 years? 70? 80? Thanks for your good memory.To understand @PPact controversy, important to understand abortion poll trends @DLeonhardt highlighted in 2013:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI just don't buy the "high burn rate bad" story. Building a big, national organization costs money.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHow many times did we have to hear various critiques of Obama's burn rate in 2012?
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Harsh sentence of the day: "Two former stars, Tiger Woods and Tom Watson, were among those tied for 141st place,"
Donald Trump used to give money mostly to liberal politicians. Since 2012, he's changed his tune. @kimsoffen: chose LBJ for Vice President & accepted Democratic nomination 55 years ago today, Los Angeles: #Lowe
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"The I.M.F. memo amounts to an admission that the eurozone cannot work in its current form," @jbarro: Yes, but don't forget @JBennet's rule: Just because you upset both sides doesn't mean you did a good job.
Wasted votes: "...even in partisan-blind districts drawn by a computer, the Republican bias cannot be eliminated." tried to draw Florida districts that were not skewed Republican. They failed. @kimsoffen: years ago tonight Pedro Martinez struck out 5 of 6 batters he faced in All Star Game at Fenway. Then, he watched game with Ted Williams.
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Why Hillary Clinton is talking about a middle-class tax cut: the great wage slowdown. Walker began the year in a very good position. He hasn't taken advantage of it so far. @Nate_Cohn:
Bernie called me on Thursday. Super kind, clearly smart, but probably wrong about class in Democratic primaries.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtBernie Sanders didn't like @Nate_Cohn's take on his odds in the presidential race. So he called Nate to make his case
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Don't miss this @nprfreshair interview with @adamliptak about the Supreme Court's latest term (fixes link)
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNew NCC podcast is a deep dive into #SCOTUS term 14-15 with @chriscoons, Neal Katyal, @DLeonhardt, @davidfrum:
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What European country benefitted in modern times from a massive debt writedown? Germany. wrote a story about a federal program, housing vouchers, being improved by economic research. You should read it:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtChina stocks down another 8%. "More than 40 per cent of China's equity market is frozen. The rest is in free fall."
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@sam_vinograd Once, in this century.Countries that have won the World Cup in the 21st century: Brazil Germany Italy Japan Spain USA Not bad.Nice moment to revisit @JulietMacur's piece: Nation’s Roars for Carli Lloyd Are Missing the Voice of a Cherished Fan
Retweeted by David LeonhardtUS soccer has always been utilitarian, even in victory. The last two games broke that mold. Classy. Fluid. Cheeky. Complete.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtReally, this is Richard Nixon's victory. #TitleIX
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This #FourthofJuly, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Brit Lewis Carroll. Nope, nothing else to note
Retweeted by David LeonhardtReligious freedom. Women's suffrage. Civil rights. Marriage equality. 239 years of imperfectly expanding rights: your assumptions for best results in business, diplomacy, life w quick puzzle via @DLeonhardt @UpshotNYT
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@nickschulz @WilcoxNMP Thanks very much.Very proud of this piece I wrote with @DLeonhardt
Retweeted by David LeonhardtBehind the scenes of Scott Walker's tough couples weeks, @maggieNYT and @jmartNYT: @nytimes Thanks much. @amandacox and @KevinQ made it happen.
@kwcollins Thanks!An @UpshotNYT puzzle we hope you enjoy as much as we have, you missed this today, I promise this amazing life is worth it.
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More interesting data on intact families, in red states v. blue states (actually, counties), from @DLeonhardt
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt's an American tradition: Discrimination ebbs, and rights expand. - null.
The Supreme Court verdict on redistricting will not necessarily help Democrats.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@NYP_adamrio @nytimes Thanks much.
My @FaceTheNation end-piece on the president's argument for grace.
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. 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
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAfter a dip in the 1980s and 1990s, more women have begun keeping their names again:
@rebelrubio @politicalwire Alito and Roberts both no.
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