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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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UCLA's loss was bad for the Pac 12. It had a better chance to make playoff (by beating Oregon) than Arizona; UCLA's schedule is tougher.
11/29
2014
@BillAdairDuke @NYT4thDownBot I am not. And only @KevinQ knows the truth.It wasn't a 4th down, but @NYT4thDownBot is still very impressed by the rational boldness of @WesternKentucky..@jbarro gets RESULTS RT @TBPInvictus: Uber taking a toll on $TAXI, Medallion Finance. http://t.co/Vt7dPZ0sla
Retweeted by David LeonhardtOil prices keep tumbling. Winners: Real incomes. Losers: Putin, Mideast gov'ts, the climate. http://t.co/whKaepcxW6 http://t.co/CCiE5Z8EI2West Virginia's Democratic Party, crashing and burning, @derekwillis: http://t.co/Ms1P77V103Think Black Friday is total shopping anarchy? That's so 10 years ago. http://t.co/VJxrfBH463
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAgree. Frustrating. And must be hurting FT. MT @felixsalmon In general there is zero predictability when you click on an FT link.7 teams, 4 playoff spots: college-football scenarios in the regular season's final weekend. http://t.co/QMHTvV7XqdThis reminds me of when home-sales volume was plummeting, and official prices weren't (yet). http://t.co/Y99p4kHexx
11/28
2014
Unleash the Brussels Sprouts! http://t.co/WVgH6K0na3The crash in taxi-medallion prices that's being obscured by the official statistics: @jbarro, http://t.co/JHwGUZKpTRThe best deals generally aren't on Black Friday. http://t.co/ddGM8aBokl5 trends to be thankful for: falling gas prices, accelerating job growth, sustainable house prices ... @Neil_Irwin: http://t.co/Shzvmu8RXC"These two books contain the sum total of all human knowledge" - @James_Kpatrick http://t.co/jQTePfgUrR
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11/27
2014
Don't believe the holiday-sales hype, @Neil_Irwin: http://t.co/9QpwfhSoJiFormer Indiana governor Mitch Daniels: not an oyster dressing fan. http://t.co/mGGG7uaOwM http://t.co/aXikgpVXgz.@Nate_Cohn on the mystery involving Republicans, House polls and anonymous Twitter accounts, http://t.co/c2BB0qUSzo http://t.co/gw9wMvbYAbWhat combines pasta, fruit, eggs, whipped cream and marshmallows? Frog-eye salad. http://t.co/nsCfFnHsBa http://t.co/F6FicVz5OS@pourmecoffee Thanks for the throwback link.
11/26
2014
Delaware's governor - @GovernorMarkell - weighs in on his state's relationship with turducken. http://t.co/nsCfFnHsBa http://t.co/F6FicVz5OSWhat would North Dakota look like if its oil drilling lines were above the ground? This: http://t.co/QG3VYgGnX4 http://t.co/gbwtUCgo08Common on Wall Street: RT @tracyalloway: Fun fact: Goldman employee stock vests immediately if you leave bank for a US government position.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtExposing the myth of "poisoning the well" by @DLeonhardt http://t.co/QFHeDzgOXC
Retweeted by David LeonhardtRelevant again: @Neil_Irwin's piece charting America's racial divide, http://t.co/DoPFY9FH64 http://t.co/esHn9EAu5sWhat if every state could vote on its most distinct Thanksgiving dish? Via Google, it can: http://t.co/we9bilstLM http://t.co/xng9mcuP0i"The biggest issue in this upcoming election, it’s still going to be the economy," McAuliffe to @aburnspolitico: http://t.co/kC5g8cmD83The Nice-Mean Fallacy -- or how to misunderstand politics. http://t.co/BL9u2JE9fO
11/25
2014
That's the greatest catch of all-time. http://t.co/FplvIUVybC
Retweeted by David Leonhardt[Jaw still dropped.]
11/24
2014
Great illustration of why punting in opponent territory is usually silly. A few plays later, Pats are already back to where Lions had been.Detroit punted on a 4th and 3 at the New England 39. I would have gone for it: http://t.co/jaw1vpxVPA
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAs a Pats fan, I appreciate that voluntary turnover the Lions just committed. @NYT4thDownBot is less pleased.@felixsalmon The public editor wrote a long column about Mideast coverage without a single criticism of the current Jerusalem buro chief.@felixsalmon I think of that (James) Bennet's Law and agree with it fully. But it's not a specific criticism.When you think about it, this @Sulliview column is a celebration of @rudoren's great talent as a journalist. http://t.co/Qh9cCyLVQW@ACayanni How so?Another thing about UCLA and USC: both take economic diversity seriously. UCLA: http://t.co/Vs633hisYs USC: http://t.co/TO6PYYkZLfThis UCLA-USC game may have the best uniform combination of any game in college football all season.Updated @nytimes college-football scenarios: http://t.co/80gilrIjm2 The big question: How many of the 7 teams with 0 or 1 loss will win out?
11/23
2014
Voter ID, Democratic losses and the Dershowitz principle. The weekly Upshot newsletter: http://t.co/ahKf4QPNG4
11/22
2014
Wow next week's New Yorker http://t.co/0iqA3FPRpL
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHow the Bill Cosby scandal resembles an epidemic. @BrendanNyhan: http://t.co/ApKUt5KQqx"Clinton may ultimately be vulnerable to attack from the left, but as of now there’s no empirical evidence," http://t.co/hVQ63C1LhbThis will be one helluva litmus test for #GOP presidential contenders in a primary: "Do you sir/ma'am undo the exec action on day 1?"
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11/21
2014
The Republican path to the White House in 2016 without much Latino support: It's tougher, but it exists. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/G8nvtzTKOBIt's safe to say that not every journalistic legend would consider it part of his job to sit at a cub reporter's desk and teach Excel.I owe Floyd Norris many debts. When I arrived at the NYT, I didn't know Excel, embarrassingly. He taught me, at my desk.If you write, columnize, blog or tweet about economics or finance, you probably owe a debt to the great Floyd Norris, who's retiring.Insurers seem to be banking on inertia in Obamacare. People who don't shop around will pay more than those who do. http://t.co/KeOHUnlyH9A new calculator that examines student by college major: http://t.co/x0ZS0jRhHxWhy you’re more likely to get free Wi-Fi in a budget hotel than a fancy one http://t.co/N5qAL66Uce
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"We are the only mammals that continue to consume milk after childhood, often in great amounts," @aaronecarroll: http://t.co/obs9seWHocBeijing, post-APEC. Twenty minutes outside and throat is sore. Can smell pollution in hair and on clothes. (1/2) http://t.co/eVrqwQ7Lue
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@neeratanden @JeffreyGoldberg Actually, @RyanLizza was emailing me nonstop during the program, including RT requests.Re-upping this 2011 piece for those who want to understand Jonathan's Gruber's role in Romneycare http://t.co/jK5ieyDDhz
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHave you heard people claiming that voter-ID laws cost the Democrats wins this year? Not true. @Nate_Cohn explains: http://t.co/aIEyuqoHUR
11/20
2014
The chart that explains presidential approval: Reagan and Clinton high; other recent ones low. http://t.co/UMleiIWor5 http://t.co/VAD5SnaY3MJobs are up 1.5% since pre-recession crash in big metros; -0.7% in rest of U.S. http://t.co/eiU99nNqhe http://t.co/cjzDhkYt7C @DLeonhardt
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11/19
2014
Yes, the great wage slowdown really does hurt Democrats. My friendly debate with @ezraklein: http://t.co/HJ3r6qNKdy
11/18
2014
Optimist @dleonhardt calls for "a [2016] presidential campaign reflecting economic realities." http://t.co/PrOlru6LJK
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"There’s no large controversy; there is one loud voice" against the HIV prevention drug. From @jbarro: http://t.co/4xn5M0jwd7
11/17
2014
The Bills coach inadvertently explains the problems with NFL strategy, @KevinQ: http://t.co/Pv2KW5HcmMBig question: Can the GOP offer a tax plan that doesn't most benefit the top 1%? Both Lee/Rubio and Camp plans are intriguing but still do.The most obvious way for the 2016 GOP nominee to address the Great Wage Slowdown: a payroll tax cut. http://t.co/WEhqNIsBiXThe GOP doesn't need to be the party of the rich. What different GOP economic policies might look like: http://t.co/WEhqNIsBiX@tonypetersen4 Thanks very much.@Heminator Thank you, sir.Meanwhile, in other football news... MT @erikbryn: Congrats to MIT football on their undefeated championship season! http://t.co/dR1BDFADM8Teams rooting hard for Miami: Ohio St. and the non-Bama SEC. http://t.co/H4L8XzvjS4@Neilschoolnik Yes, we say as much in the scenarios piece.@Neilschoolnik If top teams keep losing and Georgia wins the SEC...@gatorgoat If top teams keep losing and Georgia wins the SEC...Georgia becomes a much more serious playoff contender if it beats Auburn & A&M beats Missouri. http://t.co/80gilrIjm2 http://t.co/SXRfzfOZgWMississippi State is still in decent shape. It's been a good day for Ohio State. http://t.co/H4L8XzvjS4 http://t.co/tUTDrhmPvtThe @nytimes college-football scenarios are updated: http://t.co/H4L8XzvjS4. http://t.co/VIKhlBoDEn
11/16
2014
12 paths to the college-football playoff - and the 21 teams that can take them. The @UpshotNYT scenarios guide: http://t.co/5omHstE16JDeadweight loss at the Caps game: Long line at the Sweet Treats stand, no line at the neighboring Mini Melts stand.
11/15
2014
We dub you @UpshotNYT reader of the week, @chrisSchunke. http://t.co/GjjttbUcgEBills' Marrone doesn't back down after 4th down criticism http://t.co/eM2eDq4ZRt
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"@MarkLud12: Marrone's full response to questions from @JoeBuscaglia and I about 4th down. @NYT4thDownBot http://t.co/bkaIar2o7J" wow
Retweeted by David Leonhardt.@NYT4thDownBot wasn't pleased with Bills Coach Marrone last night. And Coach Marrone wasn't pleased with the Bot: https://t.co/jXPW4OL9pCHow the president can use the bully pulpit ... to undermine his goals. @BrendanNyhan, with some real talk: http://t.co/9MQxcaSiJ8Kansas’ budget problems keep getting worse. @jbarro: http://t.co/T9t3zf98LIThe great wage slowdown w. @DLeonhardt; and net neutrality w. @jbrodkin. @whyyradiotimes audio/podcast http://t.co/m6muMXa0cP
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11/14
2014
A bit of good economic news: a rising quit rate. @JustinWolfers: http://t.co/dPnufggpn2New president for @whitmancollege - and she comes from Macalaster, which takes economic diversity more seriously. http://t.co/gRaZnE02dXBig breakthroughs on calculating cost of #college: @Wellesley simple net cost calculator via @DLeonhardt @nytimes http://t.co/ody0J12nh1
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGood for men's careers: having kids. Bad for men's careers: spending time with them. @clairecm: http://t.co/MsleFuaZRESome 50% of colleges use feds calculator template (http://t.co/AHKupLDBoo), so simple solution @DLeonhardt is to tweak template #EMchat
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHouse popular vote: Republicans, 51.9% Democrats, 45.3% (Per @Redistrict: https://t.co/x69Me5u06f)
11/13
2014
A la Captain Renault, @Neil_Irwin is shocked by the Jonathan Gruber controversy. http://t.co/Lb1xEllbAlCable companies spend a lot more money on politics - and politicians - than internet companies. @derekwillis: http://t.co/0dse5Yum1cWellesley built a simpler financial-aid calculator. It seems to be working, for the most part. http://t.co/byHh31eS6w@saletan Thank you, Will.@Bobby_Otter Thank you.
11/12
2014
MT @stuartpstevens The great wage slowdown: Huge, huge problem. http://t.co/GrPDbKkhqR@tamcfall I accept! Thanks again.@tamcfall Thank you... I think.Love 'actually'. MT @conncarroll I actually agree w/ much of http://t.co/GrPDbKkhqR, but payroll tax cut is answer http://t.co/86GxA8Fy0w
11/11
2014
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