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Idrees Kahloon

Washington correspondent @TheEconomist. Views my own.

Washington, DC

Joined on 9 October, 2012

http://economist.com

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Quoted @robkhenderson

"the predictive power of the SAT holds even when researchers control for socioeconomic status...it is remarkably difficult to increase an individual’s SAT score...high SAT scores are generally difficult to acquire by any means other than high ability"

It’s remarkable how many people are willing to try to ditch standardized exams when they’re probably the hardest things for privileged students to fake.

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Quoted @Kira_Yarmysh

Люди обычно избегают слова "умирает". Но сейчас Алексей умирает. При его состоянии это вопрос дней.

Replying to @RobynDixon__: Alexei Navalny is dying, his press secretary says. She says it is a matter of days.

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Alexei Navalny is dying, his press secretary says. She says it is a matter of days.

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Replying to @MHackman: In new statement, ⁦@PressSec⁩ says the administration is looking to increase the refugee cap For the rest of this fiscal yea…

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In new statement, ⁦@PressSec⁩ says the administration is looking to increase the refugee cap For the rest of this fiscal year, which ends in September, by May 15

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What's really sobering is realizing you've only read about a handful of these mass shootings

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"Grand gestures for justice are fine, but they can’t substitute for quiet competence in keeping people safe, getting people housed or picking up the garbage." from @NickKristof

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Replying to @RichardvReeves: Late to this brilliant, sharp critique from @Musa_alGharbi

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Late to this brilliant, sharp critique from @Musa_alGharbi

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Replying to @TamaraGilkes: I always heard that the @OfficialSAT was biased. I decided to dig further for my story this week @TheEconomist

Turns ou…

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I always heard that the @OfficialSAT was biased. I decided to dig further for my story this week @TheEconomist

Turns out, we have A LOT more to worry about if we want to make college admissions fairer.. (1/n)

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Quoted @citizenwillis

"I'm actually okay at 28%. The level we got to in our tax plan on the corporate side was actually a bit lower than we needed to go... I always thought that a compromise rate in the mid 20's made sense."

--GARY COHN, Trump's tax/econ advisor on a 28% corporate tax rate 6/25/20

The White House is very gleefully blasting this out

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Replying to @amyhawk_: Last year, for the first time since 2015, the world actually built more coal-fired capacity than it shut down. The culprit? C…

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Last year, for the first time since 2015, the world actually built more coal-fired capacity than it shut down. The culprit? China

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Replying to @jenniferdoleac: New op-ed by @AmandaYAgan, @annalilharvey, and me in the @washingtonpost! We discuss our recent research on the effects…

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New op-ed by @AmandaYAgan, @annalilharvey, and me in the @washingtonpost! We discuss our recent research on the effects of misdemeanor prosecution, and the policy implications of our results.

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Replying to @Nate_Cohn: The Georgia election law's restrictions on voting are unlikely to discernibly affect turnout or the result
https://t.co/SrDA…

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The Georgia election law's restrictions on voting are unlikely to discernibly affect turnout or the result

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Quoted @epopppp

As colleges shift toward test-optional admissions, essays will become more important.

This computational analysis of 60,000 applications to UC finds essay characteristics correlate even more closely with family income than SAT scores. (via @mitchellatedf)

Replying to @dynarski: Hey let’s dump the SAT

bc the rest of the admissions process is so equitable 🙄

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Hey let’s dump the SAT

bc the rest of the admissions process is so equitable 🙄

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Replying to @NatashaBertrand: Breaking: One Capitol Police officer has succumbed to his injuries and died, per acting Capitol Police chief Yogananda…

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Breaking: One Capitol Police officer has succumbed to his injuries and died, per acting Capitol Police chief Yogananda Pittman.

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Quoted @GovPhilScott

If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine! Get yours at ⤵️

The mind boggles. Vaccines are probably not the best realm for reparations.

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Our brief on what's in the first half of Joe Biden's infrastructure plan—more blue-collar than green—and how its chances are in Congress.

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Replying to @JohnFPfaff: To confront mass incarceration is to have a hard, serious discussions about violence--and about serious violence, and about…

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To confront mass incarceration is to have a hard, serious discussions about violence--and about serious violence, and about homicide.

Which we should! Even now, with the spike in homicide. But that's the debate we have to have.

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(I say this as no fan of the filibuster.)

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The filibuster was used in the 20th century most effectively at blocking civil-rights legislation. That’s important to deflating the false mythology of it.

It’s a stretch to call its present-day use racism, though—it’s become something more banal and bipartisan.

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Replying to @AlexSelbyB: One of my favourite charts, aesthetically if not for what it depicts: Japan’s cherry blossoms are emerging increasingly ear…

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One of my favourite charts, aesthetically if not for what it depicts: Japan’s cherry blossoms are emerging increasingly early, and experts think climate change is to blame #SAKURA

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For one, what do an Indian-American and a Chinese-American have in common (beyond the American bit)? The pan-continental solidarity model imposed by the AAPI label really doesn't make much sense to me.

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