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RT @edbott: We stayed at one of Sondland's hotels in New Orleans this spring. It was a lovely property, with great service. And we WILL NOT… — PolitiTweet.org

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@DamonLinker @HeerJeet But surely the reason he’s *famous* is this shrewd culture war intervention in the 1990s, right? — PolitiTweet.org

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@johnpaulspiro @DamonLinker I dunno, “these old famous books that everyone says are good are, in fact, good” seems like an idea I can get on board with. — PolitiTweet.org

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@DamonLinker That’s true ... but what happened is I was curious about this guy and then I found out some stuff. — PolitiTweet.org

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RT @wwwojtekk: I'll post a longer thread with substantial comments later, but for now I'll just describe where the bodies are buried in the… — PolitiTweet.org

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I guess people say this is the bad one, but I really liked the 1999 movie adaptation Julie Taymor did (and the band is good too). — PolitiTweet.org

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Shakespeare did some good plays, I agree. — PolitiTweet.org

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Ah, I see ... well writing that the most famous and well-regarded authors are in fact really good does seem like a good career strategy. — PolitiTweet.org

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Okay I’m game ... who is Harold Bloom? — PolitiTweet.org

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@alpert @liamlburke Also the theme of “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” — PolitiTweet.org

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The fact that among northeastern cities people demand higher pay to live in Greater Boston or Greater Washington despite Greater NYC’s higher housing prices probably tells us that the welfare costs of anti-density zoning are even bigger than the strictly economic costs. — PolitiTweet.org

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I’ll admit that the main thing I like about DC over New York is the somewhat higher incomes, somewhat cheaper housing, and somewhat shorter commutes plus all the boring practical people who live here. — PolitiTweet.org

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@rortybomb @karpmj The clear takeaway from this poll is that Joe Biden is the true champion of the working class — PolitiTweet.org

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Wow, no. Free speech has to have its limits. — PolitiTweet.org

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RT @joelcifer: Here's a comprehensive list of how Trump's kids are cashing in on their shameless conflicts of interest through: - shady re… — PolitiTweet.org

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RT @DavidAFrench: Ten days ago our nation enjoyed an alliance with the Kurds and a strained but longstanding alliance with the Turks. Now,… — PolitiTweet.org

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I will admit that I used to think the people who worried about letting Huawei build cell phone infrastructure were being excessively paranoid. — PolitiTweet.org

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RT @SteveKornacki: New Quinnipiac national Dem poll Warren 30% Biden 27% Sanders 11% Buttigieg 8% Harris 4% https://t.co/pTCAXJGnW6 — PolitiTweet.org

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@badler This is how I feel about people who live in Brooklyn touting the virtues of New York. — PolitiTweet.org

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@MattZeitlin Panda Gourmet — PolitiTweet.org

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@badler Because the best restaurants are in Queens? — PolitiTweet.org

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Treating unrealized capital gains as “income” leads to some good egalitarian talking points during an up stock market, but nobody would want to use the parallel points in a down market. — PolitiTweet.org

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RT @emilythorson: I get annoyed by all Facebook hand-waving that “misinfo in ads is SUCH a difficult problem to solve.” It’s quite easy to… — PolitiTweet.org

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RT @rortybomb: (I'm guessing Jacobin won't immediately point out that federal charters, which Sanders just put forward, were also endorsed… — PolitiTweet.org

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Although tbh if we’re going to have a billionaire president it should be Gates or Bezos who’s had some real financial success in life and could drop $20 billion on a campaign without breaking a sweat. — PolitiTweet.org

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I will do takes about why this is a good idea in exchange for $750,000 — PolitiTweet.org

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@nbeaudrot It’s important to aiming cannons. I think it’s not a coincidence that guys like Hamilton and Napoleon got their starts as artillery officers. — PolitiTweet.org

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I just don’t think it’s that shrewd. Zuckerberg has a direct material interest in Republicans doing well, which tends to make him easy to convince. — PolitiTweet.org

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Zuckerberg engages his critics on the right and his critics on the left very differently. Separately, his critics on the right want to deliver him tax cuts worth unimaginably vast sums of money. Also separately, his whims have vast influence on political outcomes. — PolitiTweet.org

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@NateSilver538 @TheStalwart The other fun thing about the internet is that it makes it easy to find some reference group relative to which any view you happen to hold is contrarian. — PolitiTweet.org

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