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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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@jbarro @hunterw @NYTimeskrugman @TPM Let the monetary discussion flow.If an issue angered as many Repubs as Ferguson angers Dems, GOP pols would act differently than Dem pols have @jbarro http://t.co/hifqaoLm0k
Typically sharp analysis from @jbarro: Why are national Democrats so cautious on Ferguson? http://t.co/394lkrMHhW@ezraklein @dylanmatt http://t.co/xGTeRaFt5LHow Scottish independence relates to larger fights over taxes, including in the US. @kbennhold: http://t.co/oWJqLVkAyVThe brutal economics of part-time work. @clairecm: http://t.co/T1sVg1bjQN
This analysis from @RichardvReeves couldn't be more timely: ~4/5 of blacks born in bottom fifth don't reach middle http://t.co/M2yopXA4wv.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWe should all take moment to praise @mrosenbergNYT’s work in and dedication to Afghanistan. For 5+ years provided excellent,nuanced coverage
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMiddle-class incomes are lower than they were 5 years ago. That's why people aren't buying economic happy talk. http://t.co/0DAmdbhqWDGood news for Hagan: new PPP poll in NC has her up 4. Bad news: after house effects, w/o Haugh, counts as Tillis +2. http://t.co/6t4Du4FViY
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe Toronto #BlueJays have filed a legal opposition to the logos of the Creighton Bluejays: http://t.co/BXOuBWl8JS http://t.co/aMuoLrCagV
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhy Republican odds of taking the Senate are improving: in a word, Georgia. http://t.co/G1ocmEkpVk
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@vitaebellablog @nytimes Thanks so much.@lizzadwoskin Good point. Tho I don't think a search that starts off for "foam roller" ends up with "rapture."Photo here is a good example of our losing battle against pro-Minnesota bias at @UpshotNYT: http://t.co/uc7tmDvEl7 http://t.co/EHnIX2SUP6@KayOberbeck @google @grove Thanks so much.@RalstonReports Excellent. And I assure you, we're not getting rich off the mugs.Those fabulous migration charts? You can get them in coffee-mug form - for any state you want: http://t.co/cx6TCY1BOL http://t.co/EHnIX2SUP6About to talk American Dream w @DLeonhardt @swinshi @drshow http://t.co/qu6HhHTWgF
Retweeted by David LeonhardtSullivan wins AK SEN, but, like w other recent primaries, hard-liners show up: Joe Miller got 32% to Sullivan's 40 - Treadwell in 3d.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe state-migration charts now come with a 2d view for every state: where natives have moved, back to 1900. http://t.co/KTXAOdfrGl
@brook @dleonhardt that's so 2009 ;-). here, try this one http://t.co/JbNI9lA7DX
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe music video version of this @DLeonhardt piece is the @FramingHanley video it led me to http://t.co/Q6LIPPXPkw / http://t.co/tnRB6cDnNI
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHow does inequality affect people's thoughts and web searches? Join me for a Facebook chat at 3 Eastern. http://t.co/1VoAnbQhUDAmerica's racial divide is not narrowing by most measures. The charts tell the story: http://t.co/NuLsZz51jUThis is depressing. I don't want to live anywhere people are obsessed with the antichrist OR baby massage. http://t.co/WqnkDqFNEB
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIn Massachusetts, it costs $275 to appeal a $15 traffic ticket. @radleybalko: http://t.co/JI0bvqox0TRead @radleybalko on the criminalization of poverty: http://t.co/Bn9YO1LwZA
Retweeted by David Leonhardt11 weeks to Election Day. Today's forecast: Republican gains of 3-8 Senate seats likely. http://t.co/Ufuhvo7OMZ http://t.co/ll14dsqINn
Retweeted by David LeonhardtFollow these @nytimes reporters for updates from #Ferguson: @FrancesRobles @tanzinavega @jeligon @monicadavey1 @alanblinder
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@sullduggery Thanks so much, Matt.This Schurrle goal was so elegant, it should be dedicated to @driven_by_data. http://t.co/uALrp9zXul (At about 0:53.)@maritalp Thanks so much.@charlesornstein Thanks!At 3:00pm today, join @DLeonhardt in a live Q&A on http://t.co/PhDPcUPr7t to discuss the digital divide in the U.S.: http://t.co/L1fGoFBFI5
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@MikeDorning Thanks a lot.In richer America, people search the web for cameras, joggers. In poorer America: diets, religion, Social Security. http://t.co/u77gOe99NHAlaska has an important primary today. @Nate_Cohn has a clarifying preview: http://t.co/816NJXz8Bu.@michaelkruse Thanks much.Augustus, the first Roman emperor, died #onthisday 2,000 years ago in AD 14 http://t.co/NOyYJKUelE http://t.co/6OV4xk4MlZ
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe scene overnight in #Ferguson. Stunning photo by Scott Olson of @GettyImages http://t.co/bhQOfVqKGi http://t.co/Ar8DTp5RKR
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMachu Picchu, Baby Bjorn, holiday greetings, Mac products and "pull-out": the markers of social class in web search. http://t.co/u77gOe99NH@esoltas Thanks, Evan.@jmartNYT I do have BW in my journalistic genes.In one America, people think about diets, guns and religion. In the other, digital cameras. http://t.co/u77gOe99NHThe long history of the National Guard and civil unrest. @alflip: http://t.co/CxF8VRTHFr
Steve Scalise's new friends: Amazon, Procter & Gamble, Delta Air Lines and News Corp., among others. @derekwillis: http://t.co/1IlcVIV5jjContext for Obama presser - delicate balance he has to strike on Ferguson http://t.co/QdbzWDhXFe More from @voxdotcom http://t.co/ABOU3q05az
Retweeted by David LeonhardtSmart, from @ezraklein: Why Obama won’t deliver the speech people want to hear: http://t.co/oCWClquDknPreet Bharara wins for ruling out w/o ruling out: “I have no interest and desire to seek political office. Now or ever.”
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGood stuff from @EricaGrieder on Texas, as usual. http://t.co/j9Xh0QIeMU@TheFix Wait, you can't set the over/under and then take one, can you?@LLLGeorge @shaunmckinnon Thanks. All praise to @driven_by_data @gebeloffnyt & @KevinQThe unique polling challenges in Alaska -- and why that's reason for worry among the GOP establishment. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/yVhwwYdob0
Released 55 years ago today http://t.co/5H0zlhcETu
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIf you're a native Arizonan, you're a minority: Residents' origins by state, via @DLeonhardt: http://t.co/qKE1PM8kCI http://t.co/aIS3ZmMv7R
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Talk about diversity: Almost as many Nevada residents were born outside the U.S. (21%) as in Nevada (25%). http://t.co/FNAJPcdQaJ.@driven_by_data and @gebeloffnyt are not done showing you amazing visuals about migration: http://t.co/hMOcp2hW8b http://t.co/kjxTcHmhMH
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMichigan (77%), Ohio (75%), Penn. (74%) are also dominated by residents born in state. http://t.co/FNAJPcdQaJ http://t.co/QhprmWKzboLouisiana wins the title of most native state: 79% of residents were born there. http://t.co/FNAJPcdQaJ http://t.co/VAvcG0Lmq2
Expat Californians aren't just moving elsewhere in West - but also to N.Y., Fl., Ga. & Va. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/NVzVy3O829Those delicious state-by-state charts? (http://t.co/3SjNDGfpgX) They're the handiwork of @driven_by_data @gebeloffnyt & @KevinQ.@powers_chris Glad you enjoy.@otis_reid Thanks for the heads up. We'll take a look. @KevinQ @driven_by_data @gebeloffnytThe rich still move to California (barely). http://t.co/xwX69j5FW1 @DLeonhardt @UpshotNYT http://t.co/iViuUF3WPd
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@NYC_Voices @UpshotNYT Thanks.Southern states used to have the highest share of native-born residents. Now, the Midwest does. http://t.co/oUBHjgiD1mCalifornia used to be the place Americans moved. It isn't anymore. http://t.co/QTsBF59tSMThe South has displaced California as the place where Americans most commonly move. http://t.co/QTsBF59tSMThe latest Upshot graphical extravaganza is published: Where residents of all 50 states were born, over 100+ years. http://t.co/buIBUo3tJi
Food trends, past and present. http://t.co/QQEj524rKi http://t.co/rI1GnbzUDk
Retweeted by David LeonhardtPotus, @UpshotNYT reader. MT @BarackObama: Climate change will intensify droughts across the West: http://t.co/fiMYU0yjry
BTW, unlike my "bipartisan compromise" from two weeks ago, this vermouth-rye cocktail is actually delicious. http://t.co/SOh4vzT2ez
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhy let corporations have all the inversion fun? Save on taxes by inverting your cocktail. http://t.co/SOh4vzT2ez http://t.co/2Emn4DHymh
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMT @dynarski: Does student debt make you less happy, healthy and wealthy? My take: http://t.co/A6OTVHeBRT
Corporations aren't people. So why are we mad about inversions? http://t.co/0J9BoRKAZ0
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"How unhappy are you that your dishwasher has replaced washing dishes by hand?" via @clairecm, http://t.co/pg3SA6d9EGThis chart compares the US and Italian economies since 2000. The contrast will blow your mind: http://t.co/6MaUnSpqJJ http://t.co/eFHowIiNKG
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@brianmendonca ! MT @JoshGalper: @CrowleyTIME "Triple Dip!" MT: A triple-dip recession is quite unusual ...http://t.co/L7vEEMARUI@LGRforCollege Thanks very much.Compare Arkansas and Kentucky to Tennessee, and you start to see what the ACA could mean for the South: http://t.co/MU8ATzR9hx
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At @AmherstCollege, the published price of attendance has soared, but the actual price is unchanged, says @DLeonhardt http://t.co/au4sUTfmzG
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Why is the economy still weak? Blame housing, durable goods, gov't, business equipment. http://t.co/bliaFAMl9S http://t.co/MztnEXOMt5
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhy last week's GOP vote to end deferred action for minors is unlikely to have a big impact this November http://t.co/OEC5Zc665D
Retweeted by David LeonhardtCheck out Medicare's cost curve for this specialty drug. But it's not new and it's not a cure. http://t.co/O0NijoAW1b http://t.co/JbNnb0IMCM
Retweeted by David LeonhardtSo excited to have @charlesornstein in @UpshotNYT with a great story about a spendy but unproven drug in Medicare: http://t.co/PrxW8Jv2Un
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Early data journalism. MT @NewYorker: From our N.Y.C. Collection, John Cheever’s 1954 story “The Five-Forty-Eight” http://t.co/8X2tZF0ncK
In which @jbarro moderates his views on the honeydew: http://t.co/VODuSlBx5vWhat you need to know about the Ebola outbreak http://t.co/l4uJgvpxlp http://t.co/M1zL5ASv8n
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@jbarro @SarahPalinUSA There is so much more to this whole @UpshotNYT thing than I thought cc: @DLeonhardt
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Average weekly hours has just been insanely constant. Doesn't look like lots of extra pressure. http://t.co/7ubOP0DFFh
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@HotlineJosh Absolutely, on #2. And I was surprised to find you were right on #1: http://t.co/fvYbjSfHt7 Thanks.“I love Katy Perry. She is just a wonderful person” — President Obama, tonight at the White House
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhen a GM says, "He's battle-tested" -- as Nats' Rizzo did about Cabrera -- you know the stats are bad. Sure enough: .231 batting average.Today was the Red Sox' best day since October. http://t.co/uumaPMZxNo
@reihan Likewise.A thoughtful critique of my column this week, from @reihan: http://t.co/2Q8UcBnroJ. Even when college is affordable, it can be expensive.The "world's richest man" 50 years ago was worth less than one-eighth as much as today's equivalent. http://t.co/AN1IURtcBzMany grateful Sox fans will be rooting for @JLester31 to reach his third World Series this year.How partisan polls are confusing people about the Arkansas Senate race. @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/u5hdet4Bx0
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