David Leonhardt is an Op-Ed columnist at The New York Times. Prior to that, he was the founding editor of The Upshot section, the Washington bureau chief, and writer of the column “Economic Scene,” for the Business section. In 2013, Leonhardt wrote "Here's the Deal: How Washington Can Solve the Deficit and Spur Growth," an e-book co-published by Byliner and The Times. In 2011, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his columns. Prior to going to joining the NYT in 1999, Leonhardt worked as a staff writer and contributor for The New York Times Magazine and the Economix blog, and as a journalist for Business Week magazine and The Washington Post. In 2009, Leonhardt won the Gerald Loeb Award for magazine writing his Times Magazine article, “Obamanomics.” Leonhardt studied applied mathematics at Yale.
David Leonhardt returns to the podcast to celebrate its 100 episodes and two years on the air. Together, the O.G. “Argument” hosts dissect the final presidential debate, argue over the validity of the Hunter Biden allegations, and discuss Joe Biden’s campaign strategy in its final 11 days. Then, David looks into his crystal ball and makes election predictions — both national and state. Finally, David recommends finding the joy of a daily routine with family through the soothing tones of Alex Trebek. For background reading on this episode, visit nytimes.com/theargument
On Sunday, a stadium full of baseball fans chanted at the president, "Lock him up." Could a vocal grassroots protest campaign move the needle on impeachment, as it did on Obamacare? On today’s episode,David Leonhardt, op-ed columnist at The New York Times and co-host of The Argument, talks about the role that mass demonstrations can have on these proceedings, and runs down the latest impeachment headlines. 
David Leonhardt, author and op-ed columnist for The New York Times, joins David to discuss the state of the American economy, Democratic hopes in 2020, the prospect of impeachment, and much more.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Congress hopes to wrap up the GOP's tax plan before Christmas. The New York Times' David Leonhardt says it will hurt middle-class families. He's with us.
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Jan 1st, 1973
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