Thomas Edsall

Thomas B. Edsall covers politics for The Washington Post and is the author of The New Politics of Inequality and co-author of Chain Reaction, with Mary Edsall.

Recent Articles

Campaign Reform Boomerang

Selling Out: How Big Corporate Money Buys Elections, Rams Through Legislation and Betrays Our Democracy

By Mark Green, Regan Books, 352 pages, $24.95

Campaign Finance Reform and the Future of the Democratic Party

By Jerrold E. Schneider, Routledge, 208 pages, $19.95

A Man For This Season

Bill Clinton has presided over the longest period of economic expansion in American history--whether by design or default, whether by strategic appointments to critical government agencies or by caving in to the private sector, whether by fine-tuning fiscal policy or by getting out of the way. During the years of the Clinton administration, the U.S. gross domestic product has increased roughly 37 percent after adjusting for inflation, 13 million new jobs have been created, and the GDP for the private sector alone has risen approximately 41 percent.