Author, The Great Divergence, and labor policy editor at Politico. Previously with New Republic (TRB column), Slate, WSJ, Washington Monthly, etc.

TRB: Hunting's Decline Turns Liberals into Silent Majority — If liberals (defined in admittedly cartoonish fashion as non-churchgoing, non-gun-owning urbanites) represent an unacknowledged majority of Americans, hunters represent an unacknowledged minority-indeed, a minority of the minority of Americans who own guns. "Hunting" ranks behind "protection against crime" and "target shooting" as the stated reason for owning a gun.
Nov 15, 2015

@tomricks1 Guns are in our history, not much in our present. Gun culture is a minority culture now, hence extremism.…

‘Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America’ — If space aliens were to land a flying saucer on the Capitol's South Lawn, one question they might ask is: Wherever did you get the idea that cutting taxes would increase revenue?
Nov 04, 2015

Timothy Noah on ‘Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America’

Nov 05, 2015

Supply-side economics and little green men: I review the Jack Kemp bio for @nytimesbooks…

Nov 05, 2015

RT @TimothyNoah1: Supply-side economics and little green men: I review the Jack Kemp bio for @nytimesbooks…

Nov 08, 2015

Jack Kemp's evangelism for unsound tax and antipoverty policies never held him back. Being a mensch may have.…

Nov 08, 2015

RT @PamelaPaulNYT: Timothy Noah on ‘Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America’

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Why I like Bad Sidney Blumenthal. — Of the many delusions plaguing the right throughout the Clinton impeachment crisis, none was more peculiar than its belief that Sidney Blumenthal, a political journalist turned White House aide, stood at the white-hot center of the Clinton cabal. In truth, Blumenthal was a somewhat peripheral figure in the Clinton White House.
Oct 22, 2015

Message of today's Benghazi hearing: Sid Blumenthal dun it (whatever "it" is). My review of his Clinton memoir:

Oct 22, 2015

This Tim Noah piece from 2003 explains the Beghazi hearing's obsession w Sidney Blumenthal… via @slate

The Truth About Cesar Chavez — To the Editors: I was gratified to see The New York Review devote space to a discussion of Cesar Chavez; your reviewer's belief notwithstanding, I assure you Chavez is no longer a household name. I was, however, distressed by the number of errors in the piece.
Oct 15, 2015

So here's a deliciously nasty back-and-forth over a book review "The Truth About Cesar Chavez"… #read #feedly

Why the House-Senate conference should lose the tax on high-value "Cadillac" health insurance. — It's widely agreed that health reform's best remaining hope for "bending the cost curve" downward is the proposed 40 percent excise tax on "Cadillac" health plans in the Senate bill that passed early Dec. 24. These Cadillac plans are defined as any health insurance policy valued at more than $8,500...
Oct 06, 2015

That struck me as a devastating flaw in the rationale for the Cadillac tax when I covered this in 2010. 2/3…

The Myths of Cesar Chavez — The civil rights movement of the 1960s gets a much better press than the labor movement. Yet the two causes were intertwined. Walter Reuther, president of the United Auto Workers, stood beside Martin Luther King while he gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Oct 02, 2015

The Cesar Chavez movie was good, but it didn't tell how Chavez stole defeat from the jaws of victory. My NYRB essay:

Oct 02, 2015

RT @TimothyNoah1: The Cesar Chavez movie was good, but it didn't tell how Chavez stole defeat from the jaws of victory. My NYRB essay:

Schwarzenegger's Nazi problem. — Here's a question Jay Leno forgot to ask Arnold Schwarzenegger when he announced his candidacy for governor of California on last night's Tonight Show: "Will you renounce your support for Kurt Waldheim?" A little refresher course may be in order. Kurt Waldheim, a widely esteemed former secretary general of the...

Abolish the New York Times wedding pages! — New York Times Editor Howell Raines struck a blow for gay rights Sunday by announcing that, starting next month, the Times wedding pages will publish "reports of same-sex commitment ceremonies and of some types of formal registration of gay and lesbian partnerships." Chatterbox is a strong advocate of gay marriage,...

Reputation: Portraits in Power — In a collection of profiles with the richness of short fiction, late journalist Marjorie Williams limns the personalities that dominated politics and the media during the final years of the twentieth century. In these pages, Clark Clifford grieves "in his laborious baritone" a bank scandal's blow to his re-pu-taaaaaay-shun.

Hitch, 1949-2011 — I could never bring myself to call him "Hitch." It felt presumptuous, and though I knew him a long time we were never more than friendly acquaintances. He was insanely good company, but you don't have to have met him to know that, and I knew it mainly as a reader.
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Nov 24, 2015

Morning Shift: Disney workers sue over H-1B replacements; auto workers as diminishing bellwether; Supply chain woes.…

Nov 24, 2015

Malls are dying, Edge Cities are over, yet Tyson's Corner can't be stopped. #zenriddle…

Nov 24, 2015

Still almost 2 days left to feel smug& entitled. Insult your parents! Cut a movie line! Be rude to a waiter! Park in a handicapped spot!

Nov 24, 2015

@JimNaught Incidentally, she was right. Dostoyevsky was a much better writer than Mailer.

Nov 24, 2015

Imagine living to 90 and still having your obit be entirely about the husband who stabbed you five decades earlier.…

Nov 23, 2015

J. Zimmerman: Wilson had ghastly views about black people but changed govt in ways that would later benefit them.

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