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Economist. Tweets reflect me only! Collects/analyzes: poll, market, social media/online data, to study: news, public opinion, adverts, market design.
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Sep 16 4 tweets 2 min read
There are two competing narratives about the @GovRonDeSantis kidnapping story. Republicans: we made the libs cry by sending them migrants. We may the migrants cry, and that is good, because then less migrants will come to US. Democrats: we will do everything to help migrants ... But, treating migrants like pawns, rather than human being is terrifying & wrong. It is not that complicated. Of course, mainstream media chooses to cover it almost completely with Republican frame (political chess match) ignoring Democratic frame (human trafficking bad) ...
Sep 15 4 tweets 2 min read
Florida lured desperate migrants in Texas with lies (through some intermediatory pretending to help them) to board a plane to a small island in Massachusetts where the migrants were delivered without any warning to US or MA government. Point of all of this cruelty: @GovRonDeSantis & @GregAbbott_TX figure Republicans can be so cruel to these desperate human beings that people in need do not come to US anymore.
Sep 13 5 tweets 1 min read
Republicans introduce "Ban on Abortion for all of US @ End of First Trimester" Bill in senate. Republican's "Ban on Abortion for all of US @ End of First Trimester" bill includes exception for rape/incent and life of mother (both with stringent requirements).
Sep 13 4 tweets 1 min read
Mainstream Media's Economic Narratives under Biden:
1) Supply Chain crisis will ruin Christmas 2021 (largest Christmas ever, by far)
2) Inflation will wipe all all wage gains (not good, but receding quickly)
3) Recession by fall of 2022 (sorry, never happened) As Mainstream Media has bounced from one-false crisis to the next, economy has withstood twin shocks of COVID and Russian Invasion of Ukraine about as good as possible, it has been amazing. Fact that majority of US does not know that is due to constant negative narratives by MSM.
Sep 11 4 tweets 2 min read
I have a tough time separating my pain & heartache over 9/11's direct impact on so many in the NY/NJ/CT & DC/VA/MD area, with the terrible exploitation of 9/11's memory over the years. 364 days per year @GovAbbott's thing is that NY is a hellhole & sending migrants to us without warning to ensure maximum suffering, but "May that unity & love of country forever be a guiding light for our nation."
Sep 11 6 tweets 2 min read
2016: Russia cyberattacks US to help elect Trump; Republicans gut anti-Russian policy from platform; Campaign Manager Manafort floats policies to breakup Ukraine
2017: Republicans obstruct investigation into ongoing Russian cyberattack on US, Trump laughs it up w Russians in Oval 2018: Trump prostrates himself to Putin in Helsinki, declaring his trust of Russia over US
2019: Trump withholds military aid to Ukraine/Zelensky, trying to blackmail them into creating anti-Biden propaganda, Republicans back Trump's blackmail/smear attempt (i.e. 1st Impeachment)
Sep 9 5 tweets 3 min read
Trump: if US doesn’t install me as King I will orchestrate a campaign of violence against US

Media & Political Elite: if we just give him everything he wants, maybe he won’t do the violence AND let elite keep trappings of democracy so we can keep our money & appearance of power? Trump is publicly demanding US voids 2020 election & install him has leader, or he will continue to advocate terror against US. He has also stolen nuclear (among other state) secrets, and we don’t yet know to whom he is selling them. And mainstream media advocates normalizing him
Sep 9 4 tweets 1 min read
Assuming Charles then William both live to a healthy age, seems bad for the monarchy to a series of kings starting when they are already old. They would be much more popular if they start abdicating at 70, creating a series of more youthful kings & queens. Damn, just searched: William is only 40? Oh, he is aging so poorly!
Aug 12 5 tweets 1 min read
Trump is leaking information that he stole documents that are never allowed to leave secure facility. It does not matter what he was doing with the documents: selling them to our enemies or charging guests to see them or just browsing them with his family, fact he took them & kept them & then refused to hand them over, is really serious.
Aug 11 4 tweets 1 min read
Falling prices, surging jobs & stable demand for goods, bills passed on (1) climate change (2) to help veterans suffering from burn pits (3) to produce more chips in US, while Republican leader raided for stealing & destroying documents, and Republican Party fights $35 insulin. Objectively: Democrats & US in array, Republicans in disarray.
Aug 8 5 tweets 4 min read
Congratulations to @peterbakernyt & @maggieNYT for some chilling details on Trump's mix of authoritarianism & stupidity (1) Why did you not report them when you learned about them in 2017-2021? (2) Do you regret how they contradict your real-time normalization of Trump? "Donald Trump’s More Accepting Views on Gay Issues Set Him Apart in G.O.P." by @maggieNYT on April 22, 2016 nytimes.com/2016/04/23/us/… "For Trump, London Visit Is a (Royal) Family Affair" by @maggieNYT June 4, 2019 nytimes.com/2019/06/04/wor…
Aug 3 9 tweets 6 min read
.@adamgoldmanNYT you authored 6 front-page articles in 6 days from 10/29-11/3/2016 about Clinton's Document Security & Retention (1) Do you still think document security & retention is critical issue for US? (2) Do you think Trump did a good job at document security & retention? .@nytmike you authored 4 front-page articles in 5 days from 10/29-11/2/2016 about Clinton's Document Security & Retention (1) Do you still think document security & retention is critical issue for US? (2) Do you think Trump did a good job at document security & retention?
Jul 28 4 tweets 1 min read
If mainstream media objectively reported on Republican policy & personal qualifications Democrats would win a super majority. Republicans are so upset at new investment in clean energy & slowing inflation (both necessary & popular), they are going block spending for wounded veterans & spike protections for gay marriage (both necessary & popular). Will mainstream media report on this to US?!?
Jul 15 7 tweets 2 min read
When a woman or girl is raped, we hope that they can turn to the state & state's biggest priority should be woman or girl's health & security, followed by catching & prosecuting rapist. Republican AG's in IN & OH have made it clear their *only priority* is any potential fetus. By definition if your *only priority* is a potential fetus, the rape victim & doctor become the suspects, because they are the most likely people to make choices that threaten viability of potential fetus: medication to prevent conception or abortion in case of conception.
Jul 14 4 tweets 2 min read
Republican Media & Political Elite spending last few days mocking severity, trauma, and quite/painful secrecy of rape. Republican Media & Political Elite cannot simultaneously admit to severity, trauma, and quite/painful secrecy (2 of 3 sexual assaults are unreported) of rape, and argue that the 30,000+ rape victims who become pregnant should then be forced to carry their rapist's fetus to term.
Jul 13 8 tweets 6 min read
🚨New Paper🚨"Quantifying Partisan News Diets in Web and TV Audiences" in @ScienceAdvances with Dan Muise @homahmrd Baird Howland @markusmobius @duncanjwatts: if you are concerned about partisan-segregation, you should be focused on TV, not online science.org/doi/10.1126/sc… 1/7 We estimate that 17% of Americans are partisan-segregated through television, versus roughly 4% online. Results are generally robust to: strictness of which news counts as partisan news, what % of viewer's news diet is partisan, minimum exposure to news, length of time-window 2/7
Jul 12 5 tweets 1 min read
Obstruction is a *Very Serious* Crime: Mueller determined that Trump supported the Russian attack on US in 2016 (and ongoing attacks), but could not prove conspiracy due to obstruction. We could/should have been done with Trump then, but everyone laughed off the obstruction ... When Trump blackmailed Zelensky by withholding military aid during Russian invasion in exchange for Ukraine fabricating dirt on Biden, Trump refused to hand over any documents or allow any witnesses, making it easy for Republicans to acquit him, despite his guilt ...
Jul 12 4 tweets 1 min read
1/6 Committee needs to call FBI Director Wray to publicly explain why every Republican in Washington knew there was going to be a coordinated assault on Capitol on 1/6/21, but federal police did nothing. Despite multiple right-wing terror attacks, despite overwhelming evidence of right-wing militias, despite every Republican in Washington knowing they were going to attack US Capitol on 1/6 no one tells Capitol Police AND Federal Law Enforcement is absent. Completely Absent.
Jun 25 4 tweets 2 min read
.@JohnCornyn assumes we assume he supports Brown over Plessy, but since everyone assumes he would be delighted if Alito Supreme Court brought back Plessy, tweet falls apart. Honestly not sure how Thomas would vote if Republicans chose to challenge either Loving and/or Brown.
Jun 10 5 tweets 2 min read
Bill Barr was the worst Attorney General in US history: a person willing to create an authoritarian monster, who panicked when he realized the coup was about to turn violent & that his champion was an incompetent lunatic. That is what makes his denouncements of Trump so damning. Barr: (1) Lied to US about Mueller Report, obscuring Russian cyberattack & massive obstruction of justice (2) Reversed guilty plea of person who conspired w/ Russia to undermine US policy (3) Fired prosecutors who come too close to investigating/prosecuting Trump Family crimes...
Jun 10 5 tweets 1 min read
Committee laying out coordination between Trump and Proud Boys & Oath Keepers in preparing for January 6 attack on Capitol as culmination of months-long coup attempt by Trump. Convincing evidence that the mob was providing cover for a coordinated, planned invasion of the Capitol.