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

Will the real Donald Trump please stand up?

linkis.com — Which side is Donald Trump on? Trump once endorsed a massive surtax on the rich. But he now wants the top income tax rate cut in half. He opposed the war in Iraq, but says he now has a "foolproof" plan to defeat ISIL. He's praised single-payer health care, yet loathes Obamacare.
Jul 26, 2015

Looks like @politico isn't covering Trump as entertainment. A "real" look at his ever-changing positions. ln.is/www.politico.c…

Will the real Donald Trump please stand up?

politico.com — Which side is Donald Trump on? Trump once endorsed a massive surtax on the rich. But he now wants the top income tax rate cut in half. He opposed the war in Iraq, but says he now has a “foolproof” plan to defeat ISIL. He’s praised single-payer health care, yet loathes Obamacare.
Jul 26, 2015

RT @TimothyNoah1: My (and POLITICO Pro's) guide to the wackily inconsistent & eternally changeable policy views of Donald Trump. http://t.c…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @TimothyNoah1: My (and POLITICO Pro's) guide to the wackily inconsistent & eternally changeable policy views of Donald Trump. http://t.c…

Jul 26, 2015

My (and POLITICO Pro's) guide to the wackily inconsistent & eternally changeable policy views of Donald Trump. politi.co/1eqjCbo

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"Kinetic warfare."

slate.com — "Retronym" is a word coined by Frank Mankiewicz, George McGovern's campaign director, to delineate previously unnecessary distinctions. Examples include "acoustic guitar," "analog watch," "natural turf," "two-parent family," and "offline publication." Bob Woodward's new book, Bush at War, introduces a new Washington retronym: "kinetic" warfare. From page 150: For many days...
Jul 22, 2015

@kshaheen This is how the US military uses the word kinetic (often stupidly) slate.com/articles/news_…

David Frum's "axis of hate."

slate.com — David Frum has left the White House speechwriting staff, reports Robert Stacy McCain in the Feb. 26 Washington Times. Robert Novak said yesterday on CNN's Inside Politics that "there's a lot of suspicion" that Frum was "kicked out" because of the e-mail his wife, writer Danielle Crittenden, sent out to...

U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in June

politico.com — The economy added 223,000 jobs in June, the Labor Department reported Thursday, down from May’s increase of 280,000 jobs. Unemployment was 5.3 percent, down from May’s 5.5 percent, and average hourly private-sector earnings were unchanged. Analysts had predicted the creation of about 230,000 jobs, an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent and...

Jeb Bush 2016: Economic growth 4 percent pledge

politico.com — Jeb Bush pledged Monday to give the U.S. an economic growth rate of 4 percent a year - a goal that many economists regard as ambitious at best and most likely unrealistic for any lengthy sustained period.
Jun 16, 2015

My latest: Long-term GDP growth averages 3 percent. Jeb suggests it can be 4. Most economists say that can't be done. politico.com/story/2015/06/…

Jun 16, 2015

4% solution @JebBush Simpler lower tax rates for all..Dereg. No cronyism.All good. But no stable dollar or free trade.politico.com/story/2015/06/…

Jun 16, 2015

Economists are pretty skeptical about Jeb Bush’s 4 percent growth target politi.co/1J1qLww

Jun 16, 2015

RT @blakehounshell: Bush’s 4 percent growth target assumes robust immigration politi.co/1J1qLww cc: @charlesjkenny

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Liberalism Needs A Toilet

newrepublic.com — Mitt Romney has decided that light bulbs represent liberalism's soft underbelly. Actually, they don't. The replacement of incandescent light bulbs with more energy-efficient alternatives is at best a minor inconvenience. (My only complaint is that I can't yet find any three-way light bulbs at my supermarket, though apparently three-way CFLs do exist and can be purchased on Amazon.)

May unemployment report: Economy adds robust 280,000 jobs

politico.com — The economy added 280,000 jobs in May, the Labor Department reported Friday, up from April’s increase of 221,000 jobs. Unemployment was 5.5 percent, essentially unchanged from April’s 5.4 percent, and average hourly private-sector earnings were up 8 cents, more than double April’s 3-cent increase. The acceleration in both job and...

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Jun 05, 2015

RT @politico: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Economy adds 280,000 jobs in May, unemployment at 5.5 percent. politi.co/1MaEizw

Oedipus Bob.

slate.com — Miss Bordereau stood there in her nightdress, in the doorway of her room, watching me; her hands were raised, she had lifted the everlasting curtain that covered half her face, and for the first, the last, the only time I beheld her extraordinary eyes. They glared at me, they made...
Jun 02, 2015

While we're getting dewey-eyed about Watergate: my 2005 piece on Woodward's Oedipal sadism toward Deep Throat. slate.com/articles/news_…

Jun 02, 2015

RT @TimothyNoah1: While we're getting dewey-eyed about Watergate: my 2005 piece on Woodward's Oedipal sadism toward Deep Throat. slate.com/articles/news_…

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Aug 03, 2015

Gawker's @samfbiddle outs Trumps cell phone number. (Spoiler alert: it's 917-756-8000.) politico.com/story/2015/08/…

Aug 03, 2015

R. Bernstein's very weak reply to the NYT reply to his critique of "Price of Nice Nails" reminded me of this guy. bit.ly/1eZUarZ

Aug 03, 2015

Nail wars: In his latest missive R. Bernstein ignores labor dept. survey cited by NYT (80 percent workers underpaid). bit.ly/1K167b3

Aug 03, 2015

@reihan of NYC nail salon workers are undocumented. I'm going to guess quite a lot.

Aug 03, 2015

@reihan He also faults the NYT for interviewing too many undocumented workers. Unanswered by both parties in this dispute is what proportion

Aug 03, 2015

@reihan He doesn't address the NY state labor department report cited in the Times letter that found 80% of workers received subminimum wage

Aug 03, 2015

@frankrichny Trump is the BYOB candidate. (Bring Your Own Billionaire.)

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