Roll Call columnist. Fellow at the Brennan Center. Teaching at Yale. NYC-DC. My new book: Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer.

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Feb 21, 2017

After 30 days, Trump lags behind Harding as worst president in 150 years. Bonus: W.B. Yeats cameo. @rollcall column: 

Feb 17, 2017

@HelenKennedy Heavily used on back pages of NY tabloids for about 10 years after Steinbrenner used the expression.

Feb 17, 2017

@HelenKennedy Have you heard anyone use phrase in last 15 years who hadn't had it etched in brain from Steinbrenner, a Trump-like figure?

Feb 17, 2017

"Bit-spitting" is NYC nod to erratic George Steinbrenner, who once said, using horse-racing term, pitcher Ken Clay "spit the bit" (choked).

Feb 17, 2017

It's a great list. Let me note Mark Twain (co-author of "The Gilded Age") would have had fun with this bunch. As would a guy named Mencken.

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