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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There is a lot less international variability in video game availability than in mass shootings.
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Ultimate Beastmaster is excellent content.
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There is significant under-enrollment of white kids with high test scores from low-income families at selective colleges but this is not a fashionable cause.
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When you talk about municipal budget priorities it’s important to check whether school spending is handled by a separate fiscal entity, typically an administratively distinct school district that also serves nearby unincorporated areas. Makes a big difference!
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If I were to summarize public opinion on guns with one poll, I think it would be this one — leaning toward desiring strict rules but broadly okay with the status quo.
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Matthew Yglesias retweeted
Exclusive: We’ve just obtained this image from today’s NRA convention of the items banned from entry. The list includes firearms, toy guns, selfie sticks and backpacks such as the ones kids wear to school.
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This is like how the famous Green New Deal in Texas caused all those blackouts.
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But Uvalde didn't defund police, and in fact the Texas state legislature specifically enacted rules to prevent cities from cutting police funding.
defund the police and this is what you get incompetent officers
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Deadpool voters are the key constituency Democrats need to mobilize for the midterms.
Replying to @PatrickRuffini
Most movie superheroes have a balanced fan base, only Black Panther and Wonder Woman lean significantly left.
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I'm a little torn on whether Biden should do a means-tested debt relief program (best polling) or no relief at all (best for fighting inflation), but this kind of argument makes a decent case for zero relief.
STATEMENT: If Biden tries to please everyone by implementing a limited, means-tested student loan cancellation regime, he will likely please no one, say our @MaxMoranHi and @HannahStoryB in response to @JStein_WaPo's reporting. therevolvingdoorproject.org/…
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Matthew Yglesias retweeted
This week’s On Offense is all about Democrats’ favorite topic: inflation. Hosts @MarcelaMulh and @McKenzieAWilson break down polling and message guidance on inflation, which has sent prices skyrocketing and put Democrats on defense. 🎧 Listen today 👇 open.spotify.com/episode/1Xn…
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It was originally a @dylanmatt joke, but with every passing month I get more and more convinced that “Police for America” (Teach for America but for cops, get it?) would be a good idea.
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Are JYNNEOS doses widely available?
Well you can see why the police wanted to cover this up….
Student calls to 911: 12:03—whispered she's in room 112 12:10—said multiple dead 12:13—called again 12:16—says 8-9 students alive 12:19—student calls from room 111 12:21—3 shots heard on call 12:36—another call 12:43—asks for police 12:47—asks for police nytimes.com/2022/05/27/us/te…
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Children later in birth order obtain less education, have lower IQ and worse non-cognitive skills. nber.org/reporter/2017number…
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Want to emphasize a fussy detail from yesterday’s post on marriage-promotion: “Kids are better off growing up with two parents in the house” is a very different claim than “it would be better if the children of unmarried parents didn’t exist at all.” slowboring.com/p/does-the-bu…
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This is the problem with going too hard on Success Sequence logic: You could extend it to “don’t have kids until you & your spouse both have tertiary degrees, own a home, and are maxing out your 401(k)” and average child well-being would go up but there’d be way fewer kids.
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This from @tobinjstone is really interesting — apparently safety in schools really is deteriorating across a broad range of dimensions well beyond the most extreme and shocking stuff. writteninstone.substack.com/…
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