Eric Levitz

Eric Levitz

@EricLevitz

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Think out loud for New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer. eric.levitz@nymag.com

Joined on September 15, 2012

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Tribalism is not the primary cause of democratic dysfunction in the U.S. The extraordinary level of economic power -- and political organization -- that reactionary elites have amassed is. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/polarization-tribalism-the-conservative-movement-gop-threat-to-democracy.html …

Tribalism is not the primary cause of democratic dysfunction in the U.S. The extraordinary level of economic power -- and political organization -- that reactionary elites have amassed is. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/polarization-tribalism-the-conservative-movement-gop-threat-to-democracy.html …

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Quoted @PostOpinions

Michael Bennet could be the answer to the question every Democrat is asking, @JoeNBC writes http://wapo.st/2Dx2fEF 

Is that question "Who is Michael Bennet?"

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Replying to @DavidKlion

Booker’s campaign is oddly refreshing. He’s been remarkably upfront about who he is (doing charter events, praising the filibuster, chasing Amazon, etc). Equivalent of Harris writing a blog post about how the prosecutors in Making a Murderer did NOTHING wrong.

Quoted @willwilkinson

I'm baffled. Why not just address Glenn's criticism in good faith? The consistent IDW view should be that Omar is calling it as she sees it, and people shouldn't try to shut down conversation by screaming "bigot!" at her. But that's not what we're hearing. Why not?

This thread is absolutely ridiculous. The free speech warriors are heroically against discourse policing political correctness ... unless a black Muslim woman says something plausible about Israeli influence in US politics in a vaguely offensive way. In that case, it's mandatory.

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Quoted @TheAtlantic

Ilhan Omar was not "wrong to question whether Abrams was ethically qualified to assume a high government position," argues @RayBonner1, in a piece explaining what happened in El Mozote http://on.theatln.tc/m0BBgzd 

Raymond Bonner, the American who reported on the El Mozote massacre for the NYT, with a gut-wrenching recount in the Atlantic today. "Sanchez couldn’t see them, but he heard them screaming for their mothers: 'Mom, they’re raping me.' Then he heard gunshots. All was silent."

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Replying to @DavidOAtkins

Thank you. Is it more correct to see this as the CA Dem machine getting into gear behind one of their own than as the DNC lining up behind Harris?

Quoted @RoseAnnDeMoro

Dear Bernie Supporters: I want #Bernie2020 to announce today obviously. The #DNC does not. They are scrambling like crazy to try to shore up every penny and endorsement for their once again anointed and disliked candidate. It’s like watching a bad rerun #SaturdayMotivation

I wish some people would learn what the DNC is and what it actually does, rather than let it serve as a stand-in for the entire establishment wing of the party.

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(Meaningless by itself, but if it became a trend would be potentially significant. Think electability concerns might be Warren’s greatest liability with Dem primary voters)

Think this is the best I’ve ever seen Warren poll against Trump (both in absolute terms, and relative to other candidates in the same poll; not sure I’ve ever seen her outperform Bernie).

Quoted @DeanBaker13

Out of curiosity, since almost no one in the U.S. knows the metric system, is there some reason why that when articles on climate change are written for a U.S. audience, they do not routinely use Fahrenheit measures? Is it too complicated for the writers to make the conversion?

I have wondered about this as well for years. Seems like incredibly bad at politics communications work. Picking the measure that understates the threat seems... foolish?

This, from @tomscocca, is magnificent.

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Replying to @Azi

No full time daily reporter in the criminal courthouse that serves 2.4 million people is just unthinkably bad. It’d be like no one covering criminal courts in Chicago.

Depending on how you interrupt what Gillibrand meant this position can be seen as putting her to the left of Sanders and most single payer groups.

Quoted @_waleedshahid

Gillibrand floats that she’ll pay for single-payer, Medicare for All through a 4% income-based payroll tax just like any other “earned benefit.” https://twitter.com/sengillibrand/status/1096811303904202753 …

The tone of many of the responses to this tweet makes it clear M4A groups not only need to educate the general public about the basics of their plan but also educate many of the "supporters" and "activists."

The current incarnation of the GOP cannot survive. My latest with @b_schaffner, @JesseRhodesPS and @blfraga. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/opinion/sunday/trump-youth-vote.html …

The current incarnation of the GOP cannot survive. My latest with @b_schaffner, @JesseRhodesPS and @blfraga. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/opinion/sunday/trump-youth-vote.html …

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Quoted @nikobowie

The fact that we’re in year 40 of the Iran hostage “national emergency” suggests there’s something wrong with the National Emergencies Act, not just yesterday’s declaration.

The National Emergencies Act seems to be one part Carl Schmitt, one part Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon.

Partisan gerrymandering produces fewer contested districts, candidates with weaker resumes, & candidates with less financial & voter support, weakening the targeted political party over the long term #SocSciResearch https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3330695 …

Do you support or oppose building a militant and powerful labor movement in the United States rooted in the multi-racial working class? 

Republicans Age 18-29
36% support
28% oppose

Trump voters Age 20-29
38% support
33% oppose

https://iop.harvard.edu/spring-2018-national-youth-poll …

Do you support or oppose building a militant and powerful labor movement in the United States rooted in the multi-racial working class? Republicans Age 18-29 36% support 28% oppose Trump voters Age 20-29 38% support 33% oppose https://iop.harvard.edu/spring-2018-national-youth-poll …

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Quoted @williamjordann

Poll finds young Republicans support formation of “militant & powerful labor movement in US rooted in multi-racial working class” https://twitter.com/dellavolpe/status/1096846033601073152 …

The kids are all left

The world has reached the lowest level of #happiness in ten years https://wef.ch/2MIct7K 

The world has reached the lowest level of #happiness in ten years https://wef.ch/2MIct7K 

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