Writing a book: ONE BILLION AMERICANS; podcasting on THE WEEDS; blogging at Vox.com; proud owner of a non-conforming garage
I wrote about this after the 2017 Super Bowl and the key thing is that brand advertising has the opposite demographic logic of politics — younger, non-white, and urban audiences count for more than older, white, rural ones. https://www.vox.com/new-money/2017/2/7/14532154/anti-trump-super-bowl-ads https://twitter.com/otis_reid/status/1220494874845290496
Mnuchin should listen to economists on climate change and stop yelling at Greta Thunberg! https://www.vox.com/2020/1/23/21078895/greta-thunberg-climate-change-steven-mnuchin?utm_campaign=mattyglesias&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Imagining believing Obama leaked his secret thoughts on the Democratic primary to a Fox Business host.
Foreign policy is the biggest thing that is at stake in a practical way in the primary, and in my view a good reason to favor Sanders precisely because he stands out from the pack here. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/7/21002895/bernie-sanders-2020-electability
Compared to where I was 8 years ago, I am both more convinced that Chained CPI is “more correct” as a technical matter and also more convinced that cutting Social Security benefits is a bad idea. https://slate.com/business/2012/12/chained-cpi-a-sneaky-plan-to-cut-social-security-and-raise-taxes-by-changing-the-inflation-rate.html
I’ve never seen a labor union leader talk about low rates leading to inequality. It’s always bankers, hedge funders, online gold bugs, and Germans.
Bankers are notoriously high-minded and uninterested in personal financial gain.
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Social Security hasn’t been at the top of the American political agenda for years, but, @mattyglesias writes, Bernie Sanders is putting it back. And he's doing it to take on Joe Biden. http://bit.ly/2NQZrZ1
Or maybe 700 million, come to think of it. https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/1196155898672009218
Oh come now, a billion is a nice round number but it's a little too crowded, 700 million would leave plenty of room
Check it out —> https://twitter.com/dylanlscott/status/1220017042226581506
There have been a lot of overblown disagreements in this primary. But there’s some chance Rs will change their minds about the “grand bargain” if Dems win in 2020 and it matters whether the president is inclined to take them up on it. https://www.vox.com/2020/1/22/21074069/joe-biden-social-security-bernie-sanders?utm_campaign=mattyglesias&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
The Obama-Biden administration repeatedly offered to cut Social Security benefits in order to achieve a “balanced” debt reduction strategy. Sanders & Warren objected and Republicans wouldn’t go for it. https://www.vox.com/2020/1/22/21074069/joe-biden-social-security-bernie-sanders?utm_campaign=mattyglesias&utm_content= chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
There is *some* nuance to the whole thing, but Joe Biden has definitely proposed cutting Social Security benefits a whole bunch of times. https://www.vox.com/2020/1/22/21074069/joe-biden-social-security-bernie-sanders?utm_campaign=mattyglesias&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
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When @ella_nilsen reported on Elizabeth Warren’s relatively low home state approval ratings, I did not find this explanation very reassuring. Lots of predominantly white states out there! https://www.vox.com/2019/7/30/20691246/elizabeth-warren-massachusetts-unpopular
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Someone send @HillaryClinton my establishment shill’s case for Bernie. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/7/21002895/bernie-sanders-2020-electability
I’ve gotten a little obsessed with this: Because politicians and the people who run presidential campaigns are very career-oriented people, Democrats slide into talking about child care as if everyone is like that. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/20/21068068/democrats-child-care-cost-plans?utm_campaign=mattyglesias&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
This was honestly a bizarre take.
Folks, here it is. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/7/21002895/bernie-sanders-2020-electability
The San Jose - San Francisco - Oakland Combined Statistical Area 49ers.
Many NFL teams are not located in their nominal city, but I believe the 49ers are the only one that isn’t in the Metropolitan Statistical Area that they are named for.
Starting in 2015, the Obama administration was against Social Security cuts. By 2016, they came around to favoring *expansion* of Social Security. But earlier (and especially in 2011-2013) it was different. https://www.vox.com/2016/6/1/11835510/obama-expand-social-security
My read is that Biden's camp is correct about the 2018 video. But to anyone who covered the Grand Bargain era it's absurd that we're debating whether or not cuts to Social Security were ever proposed. https://www.vox.com/2015/2/2/7961735/obama-budget-grand-bargain
I just got a look at a text from Lev Parnas that says the Trump administration has a plan to get judges to take millions of people’s health insurance away but delayed until after the election. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/18/20858157/fifth-circuit-obamacare-texas-united-states
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Electioneering is not a political science seminar. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/buttigieg-bernie-sanders-trump-voters-democrats-2020-election.html
RT @sarahkliff: The rumors (and by rumors I mean Dylans tweet) are true! Catch me on THE WEEDS next week 🙆 https://twitter.com/dylanlscott/status/1218220648276922368
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RT @cjane87: Ken Starr, you say? https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/20/us/ken-starr-resigns-as-professor-cutting-last-tie-to-baylor-university.html
Eventually you will be able to hear @dylanlscott discuss this reporting on The Weeds and hear me attempt to pronounce “Nijmegen.”
The Dutch system of “private insurance with regulated prices for all” seems to work fine but I also really struggle to understand what the point of all this complexity is. http://bit.ly/2NCODh7
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RT @AlexWardVox: This isn’t as scary as it sounds — yet. I explain why. https://www.vox.com/world/2020/1/16/21069361/iran-nuclear-uranium-enrichment-rouhani-trump?utm_campaign=alexwardvox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
RT @EricLevitz: It is true that Bernie Sanders's foreign policy vision flouts the conventional wisdom of both major parties. It is also t…
I complained about the "peppy neoliberalism of the global ruling class" in the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/14/books/review/extreme-economies-richard-davies.html
The underlying cause of the Annoying Bernie Twitter problem is more banal than most people realize. His support skews young, young people tend to be a bit more headstrong & obnoxious, and a small average difference leads to big gaps in outliers. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/30/21042733/bret-stephens-jewish-iq-new-york-times
The underlying cause of the Annoying Bernie Twitter problem is more banal than most people realize. His support skews young, young people tend to be a bit more headstrong & obnoxious, and a small average difference leads to big gaps in outliers. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/7/21002895/bernie-sanders-2020-electability
Bernie Twitter does in fact contain a disproportionate number of annoying people — which prompts some anti-Bernie backlash that I think is misguided. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/7/21002895/bernie-sanders-2020-electability
RT @MarkPocan: I am proud to endorse @BernieSanders for President of the United States. After three years of Trump, Wisconsinites want som…
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