Tom Edsall ’56, Senior Research Scholar, writes about the U.S.’ highly politicized response to the pandemic

Tom Edsall ’56 is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University and writes a weekly op-ed opinion column in the New York Times online. The column focuses on American politics, particularly on inequality and demographic trends. Recent columns address the U.S.’ highly politicized response to the pandemic.
Before joining the New York Times, Tom covered national politics for the Washington Post for 25 years. Tom also held the Pulitzer Moore Chair in Political Journalism at Columbia University until 2014. He has authored five books: “The Age of Austerity,” “Building Red America,” “Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics,” “Power and Money: Writing About Politics,” and “The New Politics of Inequality.” We are proud of this Shady Hill #changemaker!
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