David Leonhardt

03/02/2017 - 1:00pm

    The campaign to let 20 million Americans keep their health insurance is working.

    It still has a long way to go, and it’s not guaranteed to succeed. But the progress of the last couple months is remarkable.

    Thanks in part to a surge of...

02/24/2017 - 10:00am

    The mystery at the core of the Trump-Russia story is motive.

    President Donald Trump certainly seems to have a strange case of Russophilia. He has surrounded himself with aides who have Russian ties. Those aides were talking to Russian agents during...

02/18/2017 - 5:00pm

    The most successful modern publisher of ideological journalism is Rupert Murdoch. He buys media properties, or starts new ones, and turns them into conservative megaphones.

    In England, he carefully nudged the venerable Times to the right, while his...

02/12/2017 - 6:00pm

    Each year, a publication called Medscape creates a portrait of the medical profession. It surveys thousands of doctors about their job satisfaction, salaries and the like and breaks down the results by specialty, allowing for comparisons between, say, dermatologists and oncologists.

01/28/2017 - 8:00pm

    Brenda Barnes became a national figure 20 years ago when she quit her job as a top PepsiCo executive to become a full-time parent. Some people celebrated her decision, and others criticized it. But everyone seemed to agree that she was doing it for her children.


01/26/2017 - 6:00pm

    The heyday of the colleges that serve America’s working class can often feel very long ago. It harks back to the mid-20th century, when City College of New York cost only a few hundred dollars a year and was known as the “Harvard of the proletariat.” Out West, California built an...

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