If you’re not reading Thomas Edsall every week, you should be

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Eric Black Thomas EdsallThomas Edsall’s weekly online New York Times column is headlined: “Democrats Are Playing Checkers While Trump Is Playing Chess.”I don’t know. I have been trying to force myself to seriously consider whether Trump is much smarter than the ignoramus he plays on TV. But I’m turning into such an Edsall fanboy that I want to say that many political writers are writing about checkers while Edsall is explaining chess.Edsall’s column runs once a week, only in the online Times, generally appearing late Wednesday night. If you want to bookmark him this link will get you the fresh one as soon as it runs and access to his past pieces, almost every one of which is a chess lesson.Part of the deal is that he extracts...

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