Alan Blinder

Alan Blinder

@alanblinder

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New York Times national correspondent, mostly focused on the South. Fan of fried okra & college football. Not the Princeton economist. alan.blinder@nytimes.com

Joined on April 20, 2009

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"Be kinder than necessary." It's always worthwhile to remember the mantra of Cynthia Hurd, one of the churchgoers who died in Charleston in June 2015.

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A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law that would have barred abortions as soon as the sixth week of pregnancy.

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You’ve probably never heard of Robert M. Boetticher Sr., but for almost two decades, he has been privy to some of the most secretive and sensitive planning that happens in government: state funerals. Read it in print @nytimes today.

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THREAD: Floyd Martin retires after nearly 35 years as a mailman tomorrow. I went with him on his route today.

THREAD: Floyd Martin retires after nearly 35 years as a mailman tomorrow. I went with him on his route today.

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This is urgent, democracy-saving journalism and I applaud it

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What Is Europe? "Freedom," a German professor told me. "Slavery," an Italian grandmother said. "Nothing at all," a French electrician scoffed. I spent 10 days on the road in the EU to find out what Europe means to Europeans today. This is what I found:

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This is wonderful. And an example of why people here (and lots of places) love the good-natured joy that the Warriors exude.

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I had a ton of fun calling booksellers in beach towns for this! (And no, it turns out there is definitely NOT a consensus on what makes something a "beach read")

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"New York City did not have reliable digital data on medallion sales, so I used paper records to build a database of all the 10,888 sales between 1995 and 2018."

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Remember the racist picture on the Virginia governor's yearbook page? It's back in the headlines today.

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Congrats @jenberryhawes on the @nytimes review of your fine forthcoming book about the Mother Emanuel tragedy and aftermath. Available 6-4-19! ‘Grace Will Lead Us Home,’ an Intimate Look at Forgiveness, Anger and Trauma After the Charleston Massacre

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THREAD: I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read my latest story. It’s about CA's drinking water problems, and the way access is shaped by income and race. It’s also the story of a small farmworker community, East Orosi, and its all-too-common crisis.

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Quoted @TPrice504

Might as well go out with a bang. All week, we’re rolling out the @WhereNOLAEats Gulf Coast Road Trip — stories from the five days @BrettEats, @PrijFrankie spent on the road. Craziest thing I did for @NOLAnews. #TimeOfOurLives

If you have to go out, go out eating. RIP @NOLAnews, home to some of the greatest food reporting in the USA.

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We now have the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Meet Subtropical Storm Andrea. #contents" target="_blank">https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?start#contents …

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As the @NWS's Storm Prediction Center forecasts a string of deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas, go behind the scenes with @alanblinder's recent visit:

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Monday will bring the possibility of ugly weather for parts of Texas and Oklahoma. We recently went inside the operation that tries to predict the worst storms hours and days before they strike.

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Morehouse Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire

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Breathtaking and infuriating. “The Times interviewed 450 people, built a database of every medallion sale since 1995 and reviewed thousands of individual loans and other documents” to detail the conning of taxi drivers.

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In 2018, Sarah Zorn became the Citadel's first female regimental commander. For the @NYTimes, I tagged along with her through her senior year as she sought to change the culture of an institution that long denied entry to women.

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Unita Blackwell, the first black woman to be elected a mayor in Mississippi, has died. A sharecropper's daughter, she had joined the voting rights struggle in the 1960s.

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Jimmy Carter left a Georgia hospital this morning after Monday's surgery for a broken hip. His office adds, "President Carter plans to teach Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church this weekend."

Update: Jimmy Carter will not teach Sunday school this weekend. “Though he is progressing well, he underestimated the amount of time he would need to recover from his recent hip replacement,” the Carter Center said in a statement on Saturday.

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