Thomas Edsall

Columbia School of Journalism

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Thomas Edsall is a professor of journalism at Columbia University and op-ed writer for the New York Times. He is the author of Building Red America: The New Conservative Coalition and the Drive for Permanent Power and The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics.

Edsall is a former political editor for the Huffington Post, former senior political reporter for the Washington Post and former senior correspondent for the New Republic.

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There’s increasing overlap among white evangelical voters and white working class voters without a college education. Both groups were key to President Trump’s victory in 2016.

Democrats try to appeal to white working class voters

There’s increasing overlap among white evangelical voters and white working class voters without a college education. Both groups were key to President Trump’s victory in 2016.

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A shooting spree targeting Republicans practicing for a charity baseball game this morning in Northern Virginia, brought a declaration of unity from House speaker Paul Ryan.

Gunfire brings calls for unity on Capitol Hill

A shooting spree targeting Republicans practicing for a charity baseball game this morning in Northern Virginia, brought a declaration of unity from House speaker Paul Ryan.

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Detroit, New York and Boston are very different cities with something in common: local politics are undergoing historic change.

As Washington Looks the Other Way, Are Big Cities on Their Own?

Detroit, New York and Boston are very different cities with something in common: local politics are undergoing historic change.

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