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Dave Levitan
Journalist, mostly science and politics; bylines and lots more. Author: NOT A SCIENTIST
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Dave Levitan 7h
Replying to @mattyglesias
Still reading too much rationality into the world. Why would one necessarily lead to the other?
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Dave Levitan 7h
Replying to @davelevitan
It’s not unlike the gun issue, really. When the crisis occurs, they don’t want to talk about it. When there’s no obvious crisis, they ridicule you for talking about it. Super fun.
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Dave Levitan 7h
Replying to @davelevitan
Problem with legislating climate change is it takes two distinct forms: 1) an acute, how-do-you-like-me-NOW issue, like a hurricane with swollen sea levels and too much rain at which you can’t wave a legislative gavel 2) the long-term trends, that some find too easy to ignore
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Dave Levitan 8h
In ~six months, local/state lawmakers in North Carolina will have an absurd debate about building codes, animal facilities, and so on in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Florence. The reactionaries will probably win, keeping the status quo, even as the seas rise around them.
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The Daily Beast 8h
Seth Meyers tears apart Kavanaugh's virgin defense: “Devoting yourself to celibacy doesn’t mean you can’t be a sexual assaulter. Just ask thousands of priests"
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Danielle Ingrid Anais Tcholakian 9h
we should be clearer about the fact that Buruma wasn’t at fault because he published an essay that offended people. He was at fault because he published a bad essay that was factually incorrect and when that was brought to his attention he straight up said he didn’t care.
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Dave Levitan 13h
Has there always been a contingent of Congressional hacks who do nothing but say how amazing the president is? Was that always there but just seems more prominent now? Or is it new?
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Dave Levitan 13h
It seems odd to lie about drinking and sex in high school when you were clearly the bullies who put the Geek in Sixteen Candles inside that glass table
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Dave Levitan 17h
Congrats to on pub day for POACHED, a book on wildlife trafficking that I’m excited to read:
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Dave Levitan 18h
Climate science by way of Jane Austen
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Dave Levitan 18h
Ugh. Remember: those videos in 2015 did not show any wrongdoing/illegal activity; fetal tissue research was/is legal; lots of important scientific discoveries have been made using this type of tissue (eg, Hayflick’s cell lines used to make vaccines)
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Dave Levitan 19h
Ah, the things GOP leadership have willingly traded for some tax cuts
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Dave Levitan 21h
That this sort of calculus even exists is pretty solid evidence that, once again, the Supreme Court was a dumbshit idea in the first place.
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Dave Levitan Sep 24
Read on the gray areas of :
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Jane Mayer Sep 24
And so it was - a classmate who heard about it at the time told me he has thought of it every time he's heard Kavanaugh's name - for the last 35 years!
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Adam Serwer 🍝 Sep 24
the people who think it's ok to racially profile based on race and/or religion and that people who protest unjustified police killings should be fired will now lecture you on due process
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Dave Levitan Sep 24
Obama admin value for social cost of carbon: ~$50/ton Trump admin value for social cost of carbon: ~$1 to $7/ton New study on actual social cost of carbon: ~$417/ton Things are going great
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Dave Levitan Sep 24
Three years ago today I got to write one of my favorite things ever, about when Ben Carson attempted to rewrite the laws of thermodynamics.
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Dave Levitan Sep 24
Hey, check out the bridge fuel
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Dave Levitan Sep 24
Compared favorably? Unfavorably? Um?
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