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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! http://t.co/BRrAMPNGAxHow not to be fooled by the polls. @BrendanNyhan: http://t.co/BRrAMPNGAx
7/30
2015
How Germany won the battle over Greece, from @Neil_Irwin in Berlin and elsewhere: http://t.co/WSeTq13PHhIt will be very interesting to see which markets get these robot order-takers https://t.co/kSWG6BylHn
Retweeted by David Leonhardt. @DLeonhardt with a little perspective on the "self-hating binge of Donald Trump coverage" http://t.co/XdzQAG3v8v
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7/29
2015
Maybe the media should dial down the self-hate about Trump coverage. It actually plays an important role. http://t.co/BPxmq92jXLWhy is New York State proposing such a narrow minimum-wage hike? @jbarro: http://t.co/CcJoZmi3TgEarly #FF to the fearless @timkmak... http://t.co/CoSNgGsi11 http://t.co/OY23fQw4Ol
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 https://t.co/sWGvHLZFgS
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe bigger issue is preparing for a race you may not be allowed to enter. https://t.co/8aj8Uhvy08
7/28
2015
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. http://t.co/fhbKXoM1Ap
Retweeted by David LeonhardtSurprise: the bulk of the evidence suggests artificial sweeteners are better for you than sugar. @aaronecarroll: http://t.co/HVq6pECKBsSome people are being fooled by the new Trump polls. You don't have to be. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/0FKtfnTYxy@SasserModestino I think a big problem is the rarity of good and flexible career paths.
7/27
2015
Americans, especially kids, are finally eating less food (though not necessarily healthier food.) @sangerkatz: http://t.co/6wdkoB7sz3
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIn 07, WaPo/ABC polling was calling all landlines. Now, aim for 65% cell calls, even though its 2x expensive @sfcpoll http://t.co/A6YJLlqRKE
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7/25
2015
Parents, worried about kids' health, are eating less. "I have tried to change..all b/c of him" http://t.co/sgDOEEzhfB http://t.co/SDG2yirc9g
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: http://t.co/fJbZP2nokJ
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe anti-soda health campaigns seem to be working. http://t.co/flHtIq1biR http://t.co/v7aGU0GJcD
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNot quite enough - yet - to reverse the obesity epidemic. But promising nonetheless. https://t.co/hWAcyNpJM1
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAt long last, Americans really have started eating less. @sangerkatz: http://t.co/FMdYBFs6OG http://t.co/awExtTqQbLRobert Shiller on the housing market: It's still not rational. http://t.co/MnoIw0Nenk http://t.co/amonSWj7WOThe media shouldn't feel guilty about covering Trump. Scrutiny is how past poll leaders have collapsed. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/iK15EyXsMoHmmmmm.... https://t.co/E7fXy0xGCO
7/24
2015
Well put. https://t.co/3Csklvyiuk@rachel_elson @BlairHduQuesnay cc @clairecmAmong millennials, 37% of female Harvard B-School grads plan to interrupt career for family. For Gen X, it was 28%. http://t.co/gjL626xgrcIn some fundamental ways, universities are a mirage. @kevincarey1: http://t.co/ltpBp9wSbT http://t.co/P67fYt1vsjChina's rise: 98 Chinese companies on the @FortuneMagazine #Global500 list. In 2000, there were only 10. http://t.co/U1f0cyv04e
Retweeted by David LeonhardtFood for thought, from @ezraklein... https://t.co/7FNpheL952
7/23
2015
And, now, the nominees for Excellence in Sign Vagueness... http://t.co/8rfnJm4UrJI know a few @MITstudents @MIT_alumni @medialab tech gurus who would love this job... https://t.co/mhjH00cpeV
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7/22
2015
Our buddy comedy needs another buddy. (@nytgraphics / @upshotnyt is hiring). http://t.co/T3MiyEk4TS
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. http://t.co/Y1gZ6ONxglYou're a graphics journalist. We're @UpshotNYT. Let's talk. A job opening: http://t.co/hyml3uujw0Carson & Cruz seem safe. For now, Christie & Perry in; Santorum, Kasich, Jindal & Fiorina out. http://t.co/21WmEGCMC6 http://t.co/LjUgq19MEwA scoreboard tracking which 10 Republicans will make cut for 1st debate - and which 6 won't. http://t.co/21WmEGCMC6 http://t.co/r4iezw4Ql9Random chance will help determine who's on stage for the first GOP debate - and who's not. http://t.co/21WmEGCMC6 http://t.co/wN5G4HdcWx
7/21
2015
Many Europeans think the Euro is in better shape than skeptics think. Finland shows why. @Neil_Irwin, on the ground: http://t.co/HoIMSndFS5@jbgaffney @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 https://t.co/DUKBuB4Q2p
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.
7/20
2015
Republicans lamenting Trump sideshow now, but their nominee sought & publicly accepted his endorsement 3 years ago http://t.co/RcXuOwbgFq
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGaffes are usually not important. But why this one is probably a turning point for Trump, @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/0l5dgINbtaForecasters expect that the economy will be pretty strong for the 2016 presidential election, http://t.co/OXdqZ6kmqJ http://t.co/Um7MRboylV
7/18
2015
What percentage of Americans will support same-sex marriage in 10 years? 70? 80? http://t.co/zxSqBCOBN7@jawillick Thanks for your good memory.To understand @PPact controversy, important to understand abortion poll trends @DLeonhardt highlighted in 2013: http://t.co/xs2p8cpxYX
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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7/17
2015
Harsh sentence of the day: "Two former stars, Tiger Woods and Tom Watson, were among those tied for 141st place," http://t.co/oypO175TB4
7/16
2015
Donald Trump used to give money mostly to liberal politicians. Since 2012, he's changed his tune. @kimsoffen: http://t.co/A7eNH26yaCJFK chose LBJ for Vice President & accepted Democratic nomination 55 years ago today, Los Angeles: #Lowe http://t.co/AjEcuBgFxU
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"The I.M.F. memo amounts to an admission that the eurozone cannot work in its current form," @jbarro: http://t.co/fUxu6Ahaer@pmarca Yes, but don't forget @JBennet's rule: Just because you upset both sides doesn't mean you did a good job.
7/15
2015
Wasted votes: "...even in partisan-blind districts drawn by a computer, the Republican bias cannot be eliminated." http://t.co/mkLxtqEFhtAcademics tried to draw Florida districts that were not skewed Republican. They failed. @kimsoffen: http://t.co/mkLxtqEFht16 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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7/14
2015
Why Hillary Clinton is talking about a middle-class tax cut: the great wage slowdown. http://t.co/GrPDbKkhqR http://t.co/6i8fooB0h0Scott Walker began the year in a very good position. He hasn't taken advantage of it so far. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/AYCoRhEyRr
7/13
2015
Bernie called me on Thursday. Super kind, clearly smart, but probably wrong about class in Democratic primaries. http://t.co/T3QQemMfl8
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 http://t.co/TgVLbD2Zt1
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7/11
2015
Don't miss this @nprfreshair interview with @adamliptak about the Supreme Court's latest term http://t.co/vjsE5k5Her (fixes link)
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNew NCC podcast is a deep dive into #SCOTUS term 14-15 with @chriscoons, Neal Katyal, @DLeonhardt, @davidfrum: http://t.co/LbdaiJiMED
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7/10
2015
What European country benefitted in modern times from a massive debt writedown? Germany. http://t.co/Ww5C29KcVg http://t.co/qOqzWwFRIkI wrote a story about a federal program, housing vouchers, being improved by economic research. You should read it: http://t.co/pSCmBVPjoi
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." http://t.co/wCRa4OuFhQ
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7/8
2015
@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 http://t.co/m88JRaA1CP
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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7/6
2015
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: http://t.co/FhyVD08qwDChallenge your assumptions for best results in business, diplomacy, life w quick puzzle via @DLeonhardt @UpshotNYT http://t.co/u9FeOk2agj
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7/4
2015
@nickschulz @WilcoxNMP Thanks very much.Very proud of this piece I wrote with @DLeonhardt http://t.co/JBdS38IWxf http://t.co/bg7vWp7OLC
Retweeted by David LeonhardtBehind 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.
6/27
2015
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