Leonard Steinhorn is a professor of Communication and an affiliate professor of History at American University as well as a political analyst for CBS Radio News.
His expertise includes American politics, culture and media; strategic communication; the presidency; race relations; the 1960s; and recent American history. He is the author of The Greater Generation: In Defense of the Baby Boom Legacy, and co-author of By the Color of Our Skin: The Illusion of Integration and the Reality of Race.
Steinhorn has written for the Washington Post, Salon, New York Times, Politico, Huffington Post, The Hill, The World Financial Review, Political Wire, and History News Network, among others, and he is the founding editor of PunditWire, where political speechwriters comment on the news.
A regular TV news political analyst over the years, Steinhorn was also an on-air expert in CNN’s documentary, The Sixties, and he appeared in a DVD special feature on the Sixties generation for the final season of AMC’s Mad Men.
He lectures nationwide on politics and history for One Day University. Twice he was named American University's Faculty Member of the Year, and in 2010 he was also named Honors Professor of the Year.