David Leonhardt, The New York Times

David Leonhardt

The New York Times

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Red Covid

Covid’s partisan pattern is growing more extreme. → Read More

Congressional Brinkmanship

Is the U.S. government headed for another showdown over the debt ceiling? → Read More

Nicholas, Big and Slow

Nicholas continues dumping rain on the South. → Read More

3 Ways to Eat Less Sugar

Ways to eat less sugar without sacrificing much — if any — of the pleasures of eating. → Read More

A Missing Legacy

National trauma often leads to great accomplishments — but not always. → Read More

A Big Delta Unknown

Is the variant more severe than earlier versions of the virus? We look at the latest data. → Read More

The End

America’s longest war is over. → Read More

Is Vaccine Immunity Waning?

It may not really be waning much — which means universal booster shots may do little good. → Read More

The Latest From Afghanistan

We’ll start with the bombing in Kabul — and then look at the air-quality crisis in the Western U.S. → Read More

A Better Afghan Policy

What would it have been? → Read More

F.D.A., Not F.D.R.

One chose bureaucratic caution. One didn’t. → Read More

Life Expectancy, Falling

Covid is a terrible health crisis. It’s not the country’s only health crisis. → Read More

New York’s Lesson for Democrats

Are they willing to listen? → Read More

Massages for Men, Doubleheaders for Women

We look at the differences between men’s and women’s college sports. → Read More

The Vaccine Class Gap

The biggest vaccination gap isn’t based on race or partisanship. It’s based on class. → Read More

The Power of Pre-K

President Biden wants universal pre-K. A large new study examines its likely effects. → Read More

Facebook Ducks the Big Issue

We explain Facebook’s decision to extend Trump’s suspension — and why he may soon be back. → Read More

Will Schools Open in the Fall?

We look at how the lack of normal schooling is hurting mothers. → Read More

A Population Bust

We look at the upsides and downsides of slow population growth in the U.S. → Read More

Are Masks Necessary Outdoors?

We’re looking at two Covid questions people may have heading into summer. → Read More