David Leonhardt is a senior writer for The New York Times and the author of Ours Was the Shining Future: The Rise and Fall of the American Dream, published by Random House in October 2023. David writes The Morning, The Times’s flagship daily newsletter. He has worked at The Times since 1999 and has previously been an Op-Ed columnist, Washington bureau chief, co-host of The Argument podcast, founding editor of The Upshot section and a staff writer for The Times Magazine. He also led a strategy group that helped Times leadership shape the newsroom’s digital future. David has received the Gerald Loeb Award for magazine writing and the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.