Writer and editor, Slow Boring. Senior Fellow, Niskanen Center. Bloomberg columnist. Vaxxed and relaxed. These tweets are worth what you pay for them.

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Democrats still have the opportunity to pass a reconciliation bill that reduces the deficit, reduces health care costs, and boosts domestic zero-carbon energy production and I hope they seize it.
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Is the division of labor “welfare” now?
Also, grow fruits and vegetables. Seeds are so cheap. Decided last year that until I learned to grow/store food for my family, I was technically on welfare. Taken today in my garden. One of 25 different vegetables/fruits/herbs I’m growing.
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Replying to @chrislhayes
The thing with smoking is that even when I smoked I was aware that it was bad for me … what’s difficult here is convincing people who sincerely believe their guns are keeping their families safe that they are almost certainly wrong about this.
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Replying to @chrislhayes
The problem is that the people on the other side also see that this is the strategy so we keep being stuck.
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Replying to @chrislhayes
There’s a tendency in this discourse to equivocate between “why won’t republicans agree to this small background check idea?” and “if there were no guns at all in circulation that would save an enormous number of lives.”
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We should make better vaccines! slowboring.com/p/lets-use-un…
Just about every week there is a new, broad neutralizing antibody (bnAb) discovery, like this one, that is variant-proof and would take down all #SARSCoV2, that vaccines could be made to induce, that we're not advancing science.org/doi/10.1126/scit… @ScienceTM
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Replying to @lxeagle17
I was very favorable to her first challenge to Cuellar and thought he was badly out of step with a solidly blue district; to me the 2020 shift showed that (perhaps not surprisingly) he knew his people a lot better than I did.
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Matthew Yglesias retweeted
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Judge sentences former reality TV star Josh Duggar to more than 12 years in prison for child pornography conviction.
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Replying to @lxeagle17
It strongly suggests that if Cisneros had narrowly won instead of narrowly lost she would simply lose in November, which in turn is why leadership backed Cuellar.
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Heavy media coverage of mass shootings is associated with the enactment of more gun legislation at the state level ... ... gun legislation that is normally passed by GOP-controlled legislatures and serves to reduce gun regulation. hbs.edu/ris/Publication%20Fi…
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Replying to @BrendanNyhan
Main reason to worry less about democratic backsliding is democrats are currently on course to lose very badly in a very election.
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Fancy Car Guy on my block who used to drive a Jaguar and then got a Tesla is now the proud owner of a Lucid Air.
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At its apogee of political success in the 1990s, gun control was understood to be part of a larger package of tough on crime measures — more cops, more prison-building, longer sentences — with police unions as allies.
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Five years ago a Canadian team resurrected an extinct relative of smallpox with $100,000 and stuff they ordered legally in the mail. They deliberately didn’t do it with actual smallpox because they’re not mass murderers … but some people are. science.org/content/article/…
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