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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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Hmmm, wd bet readers/buyers of most books skew rich? MT @DLeonhardt: Piketty most pop in rich states @JustinWolfers http://t.co/p4NDWMx0cG
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIf Hillary runs, which Dem is actually likely to run against her? It's not an easy question. Thoughts welcome. https://t.co/QdpBAf5FuGJeb Bush, Zhou Yongkang and influence peddling. @Neil_Irwin: http://t.co/ot7DX5oBGVIn the House, the "Waxman primary" is well under way & flush with cash: http://t.co/6A9oZ4eTMQ
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt’s Q&A Day at @NiemanLab: Craig Mod http://t.co/u5qaJ8cLGu and David Leonhardt http://t.co/kdYdrgVGyy
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGoodness, the body language in this @BeschlossDC photo is telling. http://t.co/SOnazjXdTx@j_rossman @JustinWolfers Not at all.@nataliemjb @MysteryPollster @Nate_Cohn Well put.Vive la révolution!. Where is Piketty most popular? Rich states! @JustinWolfers: http://t.co/Tr4H1nN93pExcellent piece 'The Pay Gap Is because of Gender, Not Jobs' via @DLeonhardt #women http://t.co/XmI0ntddrs
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@jtepper2 @edwardnh UK. LIS folks may be better for giving you more detail.@jtepper2 @edwardnh about 20%, using US CPI, to make numbers more comparable to readers. Not a new notion.@jtepper2 @edwardnh The underlying data is real, in 2005 int'l dollars, using national inflation indexes and PPP. Numbers are then increasedThe poll accurately captures Obama's support, shows whites don't remember who they voted for, and nails O approval. http://t.co/hMCxWLaIMj
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGasp. New poll of South finds surprisingly low % of people saying they voted for Romney. Calm down, says @Nate_Cohn: http://t.co/TK2V7QFcfhOne of the occupations with a huge gender pay gap? Medicine. @clairecm: http://t.co/Ncstr4i4w4@jwalkersmith @UpshotNYT Thanks for asking! http://t.co/1w5KF2ml77THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU WILL READ TODAY The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest http://t.co/NwQL5qm4DL @DLeonhardt
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@ritholtz Thanks! And @KevinQ too! Follow the man.@mattmillernow Thanks a lot, Matt.Interesting #s. Tight RT @DLeonhardt: It's been a good few weeks for the Dems. Our model has the Senate as a toss-up: http://t.co/082zzFX518
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAfter a very long day, I keep coming back to thinking about this chart, by @KevinQ: https://t.co/KVelIKBr7N@charlesornstein Thank you!Chart of the day: American incomes are falling behind other countries, except at the top. http://t.co/WS356VnXrA http://t.co/aJE73R4ym5
Retweeted by David LeonhardtKey question: "If tech really is a bubble, would the rest of the country be harmed if it burst?" http://t.co/xBg4Bkb0Xw
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHiring @jbarro before we had a functioning website was a crime against journalism, I confess. But he's launched now. http://t.co/ru7cTQjKCCOne key lesson for the Republican AND Democratic parties: Perform today, benefit tomorrow. http://t.co/2HS5k1AsHs
Retweeted by David LeonhardtBubble. RT @blakehounshell: .@AnnieLowrey uses the B word http://t.co/SzNTEPZFYghow you hurt knee sprinting for marathon time? @JustinWolfers: Guess what I was abt to say at this pt in interview. http://t.co/VHqCapA7eo
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@allisonhydzik Thanks a lot.@StanHumphries Thanks!@becca_aa Thanks!@profsufi Thanks!@trvrplk @UpshotNYT http://t.co/1w5KF2ml77@WashingtonStand Thanks a lot.@chrmeyer Thanks a lot..@DLeonhardt: "I feel absolutely no pressure to drive traffic by giving people candy." http://t.co/k7GlWTo4VY (h/t @julieyinxie)
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How much of the 2010 shellacking was about Obama remorse? 0%, shows @vavreck. http://t.co/lZWpxTCZ6M
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTom Sargent's speech explains, in just 297 words, why economics led us off the rails post-2008 http://t.co/fP26GuhPbf
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTo state the obvious, we're hugely excited that @BeschlossDC is bringing his great eye and wit to @UpshotNYT.Why is the vice president pointing a gun at Harry Truman? http://t.co/P46bdcot2a @BeschlossDC's debut on @UpshotNYT.@reihan Interesting argument. Housing could play a role. But income trends are present in both pre- and post-busy US.@dokas Thanks. For now: http://t.co/1w5KF2ml77@theinciteagency Thank you.@DrewLinzer Thanks, Drew!Graph: American middle class wealth falls behind Canada & many European countries http://t.co/FYfen5Vasi @DLeonhardt http://t.co/lPVPV17kmJ
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@janariess Thanks.@helaineolen Thanks. Alas.@MysteryPollster Thank you!I encourage people to follow the creative brains behind our Senate model: @amandacox & @jshkatz. More: http://t.co/jVTSwmCw7KIt's been a good few weeks for the Dems. Our model has the Senate as a toss-up: http://t.co/tHH8cPa9xN@robneyer Thanks, man!@jbarro @kenneyjason Indeed. More here: http://t.co/4Gzy6PCKoO. And: http://t.co/z12Exhnpk6@andretartar @ascheink @UpshotNYT @KevinQ @amandacox @derekwillis @jshkatz Thanks!@RossWallenstein @UpshotNYT Thanks!@JeffReevesIP @KevinQ @nytimes Thank you!@jacobdhorowitz Thank you!@sethmnookin Thanks!Incomes for the U.S. middle class and poor have been falling behind other countries http://t.co/TVfGWPT2C4 http://t.co/XAxv5nBFQb
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNew model, built by @upshotnyt, that churns out daily senate forecasts http://t.co/7VsQQPh8Em and code available at https://t.co/szx05xQkQt
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@micahcohen @UpshotNYT @derekwillis @Nate_Cohn Thank you, Micah!@moneyries @feedly Thank you!@ewatterbjork @UpshotNYT I promise we haven't forgotten!@sanderwagner @ewatterbjork @UpshotNYT @amandacox And @KevinQ and @jshkatz!@moneyries @feedly Here's what we have for now: http://t.co/1w5KF2ml77@moneyries @feedly Coming soon! Thanks for asking.Who made the data breakthrough that led to our income story? @KevinQ did. Back story, on @lisdata: http://t.co/UcBZp8HBy9Important read: Data-rich analysis of America’s middle class @UpshotNYT @DLeonhardt @nytimes #inequality #economy http://t.co/FH5syJoaFo
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIn 1980, the U.S. led the world at almost every point on the income scale. Now, only the rich here do: http://t.co/MwAgT1J1ylA stark display of how the U.S. middle class and poor have fallen behind: http://t.co/MwAgT1J1ylYou guys, middle-income Canadians are making more than middle-income Americans now. CANADIANS. http://t.co/TzSkgVVAvk
Retweeted by David LeonhardtToo many to name here. But I'm enormously grateful to the incredible designers/web maestros/graphics editors who built @UpshotNYT.No doubt points to areas where tobacco co's will try to expand. MT @conradhackett: http://t.co/h2aFfK5HZI"DC Cool" kinda kills it. MT @jbarro: Adorable: DC tourism board took out ad in New Yorker touting Le Diplomate. http://t.co/TvMvk7Hq1qAnd we're looking forward to discussing -- and linking to -- the many excellent @voxdotcom stories.Looking forward to reading @dleonhardt, @Neil_Irwin, @jbarro, @Nate_Cohn and the rest of the team at the @UpshotNYT tomorrow!
Retweeted by David Leonhardt@gkhanna_ca @UpshotNYT Thanks, GK!@WillRRogers @UpshotNYT @nytimes Thanks! Let us know what you think.
@DemFromCT All of the above!@joelight @UpshotNYT Economix. It says in the feed.Starting tomorrow, we'll help you navigate the news. Details: http://t.co/vIDaToEZnS
Retweeted by David LeonhardtLaunching tomorrow: The Upshot. We'll help you navigate the news. Follow @UpshotNYT. More here: http://t.co/5g89r25wA9Anyone remember the cross-streets of the biggest video-game arcade in Times Square in the mid 1980s?People just old enough to vote in presidential elections have stronger lifelong partisanship, via @seththoughts: http://t.co/Le6qSp6K8X
CNN actually asked marketing experts whether the Ku Klux Klan could re-brand itself: http://t.co/Pg3uFJoiqZ
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAnd score one for good-humored humility. http://t.co/F3Us1D3ND2MT @BMcCarthy32: Uber cars are nice and all, but sometimes I long for a smelly cab that cares little for lives of passengers & pedestrians.
The French drink 1.5x per capita the whiskey that Americans do. MT @jamescrabtree: http://t.co/xZqCy0MWJg http://t.co/REqkYEiJBH
For the 6th time in 7 years, an Eastern team has won the NCAA hockey title -- by far the best stretch ever for the East. Congrats, Union.
@bj_bethel @jonathanchait That's his point."How easy would it be to argue that Republicans would never do such things to a white president?" @jonathanchait: http://t.co/iyYORcUeIIMT @AshleyRParker: @peterbakernyt on what the outlines of a Jeb Bush candidacy could look like: http://t.co/yFjnpiJfM6Jeb has spent a decade on a pedestal w/in the GOP. How would he react to Cruz charging him in a debate w/a rhetorical (presumably) chainsaw?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtDeserved belly scratches for all at Vox! Congratulations. MT @AnnieLowrey: Breaking wonkdog reaction to @voxdotcom: http://t.co/2byvCJYr8T
RT @derekwillis: Serious piece on sexism in tech by @clairecm: http://t.co/rsAi0V4ohF It's not you, it's me(n).
@jbarro Oops, I forgot to mention: none of my advice applies to drinks...
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMT @mviser: This is what CBS thought you’d want to see instead of the Final Four: An infomercial on Zumba. http://t.co/LA7C4ppasu@WSJecon Would be interested to see evidence backing up 1st sentence. Don't necessarily doubt it, just don't see it.He managed to fight the Nazis at both Normandy and Kursk. http://t.co/N5gNIzwjlxPirates 1, Cards 0. On yet another homer from the alumni of Horace Mann. That's 87 in all.
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