David Leonhardt

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

David Leonhardt is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and writes a daily e-mail newsletter, Opinion Today. His prior assignment was leading a strategy group that helped Times leadership shape the future of the newsroom. Leonhardt was previously Washington bureau chief and founding editor of The Upshot, a Times section covering politics and policy. He has also worked for Business Week and The Washington Post. In 2011, he won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his columns on the financial crisis and its aftermath. Leonhardt serves on the board of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and the jury for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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Fiscal cliffs, debt ceilings, sequestration—it’s easy to dismiss our budget crises as a passing fad, but there is a... See more
The Dow reaches an all-time high, yet the economy is still considered fragile. Consumer confidence is rising, yet... See more
A panel that discusses the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act. The emphasis is on where do things... See more
Charlie Cook, David Leonhardt, Molly Ball, and Ronald Brownstein discuss the 2012 Campaign. See more
Economic forces shaping family life have undone many of the benefits of traditional marriage. In the wake of this... See more
Our networks—personal and professional relationships, club memberships, and faith communities, among others—help us to... See more

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