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

Reputation: Portraits in Power

books.google.com — 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

newrepublic.com — 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.

The GOP 17: How to tell them apart

politico.com — With 17 Republicans running for president, it’s tempting to presume they’re all the same. In some ways, Thursday’s Fox debates will show, they are. None will likely admit belief in Darwin’s theory of evolution, and only two (Lindsey Graham and George Pataki) will likely say human activity causes climate change.
Aug 06, 2015

Trump = softer on amnesty than Bush. Cruz= squishier on min wage than Rubio. And other wonky secrets of the GOP 17. politico.com/story/2015/08/…

Aug 06, 2015

Correction: Make that "only 3" of GOP 17 who'll likely concede human hand in climate change: Graham, Pataki, Kasich. politico.com/story/2015/08/…

Aug 06, 2015

My survey (with POLITICO Pro team) of where the GOP 17 disagree, and where they don't (evolution, Obamacare, etc.). politico.com/story/2015/08/…

Aug 06, 2015

RT @TimothyNoah1: My survey (with POLITICO Pro team) of where the GOP 17 disagree, and where they don't (evolution, Obamacare, etc.). politico.com/story/2015/08/…

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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.)
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Aug 30, 2015

"Larry King didn't invent drivel but he certainly created the business model for drivel."--Jerry Seinfeld. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/30/mag…

Aug 29, 2015

How to tell it's August: NYT runs story saying psychics are scam artists. nytimes.com/2015/08/29/nyr…

Aug 28, 2015

@hawkyankee This Supreme Court likely would. A Democratic Supreme Court likely wouldn't. All depends on how quickly this moves thru courts.

Aug 28, 2015

Morning Shift: Everything you wanted to know about yesterday's hugely important NLRB decision on joint employment. politi.co/1F34fNG

Aug 27, 2015

For Pro subscribers only, here's @politicomahoney's excellent (paywalled) story on the NLRB's joint employer ruling: politico.pro/1JyTxiP

Aug 27, 2015

Look out, McDonald's: The NLRB just loosened its definition of who is and isn't a "joint employer." apps.nlrb.gov/link/document.…

Aug 27, 2015

Morning Shift: joint employer today?; "ambush" union elections = 40% faster; more Amazon dirt; who created Labor Day? politi.co/1PVUh77


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