Thomas B. Edsall is an American journalist and academic, best known for his weekly opinion column in the New York Times. He covers American politics, inequality, campaign strategy and demographics.
From 2006 to 2014, Edsall served as the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Public Affairs Journalism at Columbia University, where he continues to teach in an adjunct capacity. Previously, he covered national politics for the Washington Post from 1981 to 2006; and before that for The Baltimore Sun and The Providence Journal. He has written 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. He lives in Washington, D.C.