They rely on murderous insincerity and the unwillingness of liberal societies to see them for what they are.
Yoni Appelbaum“Apparently it matters little to his followers what he says. Their chief concern is how he says it. What he says may not be true to those who know better, but to those who like it it is not without its logic.”
When the government has tried to control demographics with immigration policy, it hasn’t gotten what it wished for.
Yoni AppelbaumImmigration restrictionists are betting on the federal government's ability to engineer demographics. But that’s an idea with a troubled past and a lousy track record, argues @alixabeth
Too many families are focusing on college “prep,” molding the student to fit a school.
Yoni Appelbaum"It’s the extreme, illegal version of what parents often do…[to] make their kids happy or give them an edge in life. But … not only isn’t it a guarantee of either result—it’s also terrible for kids.”
Research suggests that elite colleges don’t really help rich white guys. But they can have a big effect if you’re not rich, not white, or not a guy.
Yoni AppelbaumOne irony of this scandal? As @DKThomp has written, making it into an elite institution can make a huge difference in the lives of poor or minority students—but probably not on the lives of rich students
Ten years after Uber inaugurated a new era for Silicon Valley, we checked back in on 105 on-demand businesses.
Yoni AppelbaumSo @alexismadrigal, who is a demented genius, built a spreadsheet of 105 companies described as "Uber-for-X,” representing $7.4b in VC investment. Then, he looked at how they’d fared over time
64 Percent Of U.S. Voters Say Trump Committed A Crime, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; President Gets Mixed Grades For North Korea
Yoni Appelbaum1. A short thread on some interesting findings from @QuinnipiacPoll today. They say Americans support Congress investigating Cohen's claims, 58-35, and oppose impeaching Trump, 59-35.
The president’s former lawyer called him “a con man” and “a racist.” As Obama’s White House counsel, I had to deal with the consequences.
Yoni AppelbaumBob Bauer, as White House counsel, had to produce a longform birth certificate to respond to a Trump conspiracy theory. So when Cohen calls the president a “racist” and a “con man,” he argues, we should take it seriously
I was the editor of the Rocky Mountain News when it folded in 2009. A decade later, I’m concerned that more local journalism will suffer the same fate.
Yoni Appelbaum"People need independent, reliable, fact-based reporting to help them make good decisions. Democracy can’t function without it.” A warning, on the decline of local journalism, from @jtemplejrnalist