now we have a perfect illustration rep andy barr invited aoc to get mugged by i mean talk to coal miners in hi
Now we have a perfect illustration: Rep. Andy Barr invited AOC to get mugged by, I mean, talk to coal miners in his KY district about the Green New Deal. But it turns out that there aren't any coal miners in his district! 2/https://t.co/ur8IpRapqQ
i ve argued for a while that coal country hasn t been coal country for a long time the local economies depend
I've argued for a while that "coal country" hasn't been coal country for a long time; the local economies depend far more on things like health care, and the coal obsession gets in the way of addressing real issues 1/ https://t.co/3r6tQs6ldR
but as it happens logistical considerations i ll be in midair at filing time mean that i have to put the colum
But as it happens, logistical considerations (I'll be in midair at filing time) mean that I have to put the column in before whatever happens, happens. Instead I wrote about a non-news-sensitive issue. Just an FYI for anyone wondering 2/
will i be the only pundit not writing about mueller for friday s newspaper i probably wouldn t even if i could
Will I be the only pundit not writing about Mueller for Friday's newspaper? I probably wouldn't even if I could – I care about collusion and obstruction as much as anyone, but have no special expertise 1/
the smearing of cap and is really something to behold because it suggests that some people in both the media a
The smearing of CAP and @neeratanden is really something to behold, because it suggests that some people in both the media and political life have learned nothing. For the first time in a couple of years I'm starting to feel that Trump might get reelected.
remember the two main means tested programs in america are medicaid and snap food stamps in each case most ben
Remember: the two main means-tested programs in America are Medicaid and SNAP (food stamps). In each case most beneficiaries are children, elderly, or disabled. The idea that we're handing out billions to lazy bums is false and slanderous.
i read the news today oh boy shocked at how little there is about the anti democratic coup in wisconsin a once
I read the news today, oh boy. Shocked at how little there is about the anti-democratic coup in Wisconsin. A once-progressive US state has just been turned into Hungary on the Great Lakes. Where's the wave of outrage?
by the way if you re wondering why coverage of the huge marches yesterday seems kind of muted it s because tho
By the way, if you're wondering why coverage of the huge marches yesterday seems kind of muted, it's because those hundreds of thousands weren't sitting in diners in small-town America, and therefore don't count. Also many of them were women.
not really tracking this whole pelosi as speaker thing but really the most effective speaker in modern history
Not really tracking this whole Pelosi-as-speaker thing. But really: the most effective speaker in modern history, who just oversaw a highly effective campaign, and is still vigorous. Yes, Republicans demonize her. So? Why on earth not use her demonstrated skills for now?
this is a good discussion of aoc s call for a top tax rate of 70 80 tl dr she s actually saying what top publi
This is a good discussion of AOC's call for a top tax rate of 70-80%. Tl; dr: she's actually saying what top public finance economists have been saying for some time. Not at all outlandish. 1/ https://t.co/Uw1Sd5NUdi