David Leonhardt

The New York Times

Leonhardt is a New York Times columnist who also writes for the paper's new Economix blog.

David Leonhardt appears in the following:

The Shutdown and the Resistance

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The latest in political news, including a look at the field of Democratic candidates for 2020, how the shutdown will end and the case for impeachment.

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The Financial Crisis Is Not Yet Over for Most Americans

Monday, September 17, 2018

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt argues that the financial crisis is not over, despite what standard economic measurements show, and points to alternative ways to measure GDP.

President Trump Addresses the Nation on Florida Shooting

Thursday, February 15, 2018

President Trump addresses the nation on the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and New York Times columnist David Leonhardt and Guardian reporter Lois Beckett preview the speech. 

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Harvey and Climate Change

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey set a new U.S. record for rainfall from a tropical storm. 'New York Times' op-ed contributor, David Leonhardt, argues humans contributed to this record. 

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Analysis of James Comey's Must-Hear Testimony

Thursday, June 08, 2017

New York Times Magazine and Yale Law School fellow Emily Bazelon and The New York Times -- The Upshot editor David Leonhardt go over highlights from the Senate hearing.

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The Math and the Man Behind the Chicago Cubs World Series Win

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Cubs won their first World Series in over a century with the help of sabermetrics and a so-called "curse-reverser," seen here shrouded behind a spray of beer.


Flash-In-The-Pan Candidacies

Friday, July 31, 2015

"The political media did not create Donald Trump," says David Leonhardt of The New York Times. But still: how to explain media fervor over unserious candidates? 

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The Most Cursed Sports Cities in America

Friday, June 05, 2015

We're looking at you, Cleveland. 


Covering the Longshots

Friday, April 17, 2015

How will reporters cover 2016 candidates who probably won't win? Likely, a lot. David Leonhardt of the New York Times cautions against giving them too much attention.

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The Politics of Playing Football

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Who plays and doesn't play football is an increasingly partisan issue, according to a new column by The New York Times' David Leonhardt.

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What Google Teaches us About Inequality

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Data shows that rich people search like crazy for digital cameras, Machu Picchu, and the foam roller exercise tool. For the less affluent, search histories tell a different story. 

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When Did You Lock in Your Political Beliefs?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The adage that you get more conservative as you get older doesn't exactly hold up. Political events during our late teens and twenties may shape us for life.

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Rethinking the Student Debt Crisis

Friday, June 27, 2014

It’s hard to escape the prevailing media narrative that student loan debt is destroying an entire generation’s financial future. The New York Times' David Leonhardt reported on a new Brookings Institution study on education debt, in an article titled “The Reality of Student Debt is Different from the Cliches”an assertion that cuts against conventional wisdom. Bob speaks to David Leonhardt to get to the bottom of what his reporting reveals about the state of student loan debt.

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Why Our Middle Class is Losing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New York Times reporter and editor David Leonhardt explains the recent data that show the U.S. middle class is no longer the wealthiest in the world.

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30 Issues: Job Creation and Congress

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

It's Jobs Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

David Leonhardt, Washington D.C Bureau Chief for the New York Times and author of the e-book Here's the Deal (Byliner Inc. 2013), talks about how the two candidates in the NJ Senate race, Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan, would approach job creation - and what it says about both parties' approach to jobs on the federal level.

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The Relationship Between Location & Prosperity

Monday, July 22, 2013

A new study of the U.S. workforce says that where you are headed economically and geographically depends to a surprising degree on where you're coming from. “Where you grow up matters...


One More Sign that Washington Can't Handle Money

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The budget wars seem never ending in Washington D.C., with the sequester just one day away and no agreement between the White House and Republican leadership in sight.

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David Leonhardt: Here's The Deal

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for the New York Times and author of the new e-book Here's the Deal, previews tonight's State of the Union address, and discusses his take on deficits, taxes, and growth. Plus, what the North Korean nuclear test means for Obama diplomacy.

→ Tonight: SOTU Watch and Live-Chat with Brian, plus Emily Bazelon and David Plotz of Slate's Politics Gabfest! Starts here at 9pm.

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Gambling on the Future

Friday, December 07, 2012

Last week the popular prediction market Intrade announced it would shut its doors to Americans after being sued by US regulators. US regulators have accused InTrade of violating the ban on off-exchange options trading - in other words, gambling. But others argue that sites like InTrade can be better predictors than pundits or polls. The New York Times’ Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt makes the case for prediction markets to Bob.

White Rabbits - Back For More

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30 Issues: Victims of 2008: The Unemployed

Thursday, September 13, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How the victims of the Great Recession are coping and what the government can do to help them. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all of the conversations.

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