David Leonhardt

David Leonhardt


Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times

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If they win, Biden and Harris will be the first President/Vice President in 40 years not to have an Ivy League degree.

UDelaware+Syracuse+Howard+UCalifornia.

Yes. Two publics. An HBCU. A large private.

Here’s a jarring thought experiment: If the United States had done merely an average job of fighting the coronavirus — if the U.S. accounted for the same share of virus deaths as it did global population — how many fewer Americans would have died? About 145,000.

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A fascinating point from Donald McNeil in this morning’s newsletter: When judging countries’ virus responses, you should consider timing. The pandemic is like a marathon with staggered start times, he says. And the U.S. is not running a good race.

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One of these virus lines is not like the other.

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Which will have more combined NFL wins in 2020?

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Watch how radically taxes on the wealthy have fallen over the past 70 years: (Full column: )

After we published a list of Trump's lies this summer, some of his supporters asked us to compare Trump to other presidents. We've done so and just published the results:

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Last year, for the first time on record, the 400 wealthiest Americans paid a lower total tax rate than any other income group.

Wow: Households making $5+ million get an average tax cut of $300k. Households making below $55,000 get a tax hike.

The current outbreak in the U.S. looks like nothing in any other rich country:

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Subscribers of the NYT, WaPo & other publications are paying for the investigations and oversight that the U.S. Congress won't conduct.

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Our president is a liar. The question now is how serious his lies are.

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