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...

01/20/2017 - 7:00pm

    When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he understood, without quite saying it, that there had been no highly successful Democratic president in decades.

    Bill Clinton made the country a better place, but his biggest legislative plans failed and...

01/14/2017 - 11:00am

    When House Republicans abandoned their plan to gut an independent ethics office last week, it showed the power of public opinion. It also offered a playbook for Democrats in 2017.

    As soon as news of the original plan broke late last Monday afternoon...

01/02/2017 - 6:00pm

    It is in chicken stock, sliced cheese, bacon and smoked salmon, in mustard and salad dressing, in crackers and nearly every single brand of sandwich bread. It is all around us — in obvious ways and hidden ones — and it is utterly delicious.

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12/30/2016 - 12:00pm

    Dear Mr. President-elect:

    Your position on universal health insurance has been admirably clear. You support it. You did before you ran for president and continued to do so in the campaign.

    In...

12/28/2016 - 8:00am

    President  Barack Obama and Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina don’t agree on many policy questions. But they have found themselves facing a similar political situation this year. And their very different reactions capture the deep — and alarming — differences between our two...

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