Stephen Stromberg is a Post editorial writer. He specializes in U.S. policy and politics, covering elections, the White House, Congress, legal affairs, energy, the environment and health care. He first joined The Post's editorial page in 2006, before he spent 2007 and 2008 covering the presidential election and the Great Recession for the Economist. Stromberg rejoined The Post's opinions section in 2009 as deputy opinions editor for digital before shifting back into full-time editorial writing. A Los Angeles native, he began his career writing for the Los Angeles Times editorial page and contributing to its Sunday opinions section.