Astead W. Herndon

Herndon is a general assignment Metro reporter for the Globe. He joined the Globe in 2015 after a summer reporting internship. A graduate of the Marquette University, Herndon previously worked at and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Elite colleges with fat endowments are on the defensive as the GOP drags them into a D.C. tax fight

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

Congressional Republicans are proposing a 1.4 percent tax at wealthy private schools with large endowments.

GOP losses expose hazards of Trump-inspired appeals to white nationalism

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

The Virginia governor’s race was a test of whether President Trump’s playbook of explicit appeals to racial resentment could spell victory in a key swing state.

Republicans are changing their opinions to accommodate Trump, polls show

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

President Trump has not only continued to defy doomsayers, but he has shown an ability to actually shape his supporters’ views, according to polls.

Gold Star families say they want to move past politics

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

Families who have lost loved ones in combat are asking America’s politicians on both sides of the aisle to stand down.