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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With ambiguity and euphemism, extremists are showing their skill in bending words

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

The coded language of the white supremacist playbook has been displayed in abundance since Charlottesville.

White House’s muted denouncement of white supremacists causes backlash

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

President Trump faced a bipartisan wave of criticism Sunday for his failure to explicitly condemn a weekend of violence.

Trump is making lexicography great again

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

Linguists in America and abroad are noticing a new trend — the president’s words are increasingly changing the English language itself.

Fueled by Chipotle and caffeine, the Senate delivers its own surprise ending

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

The mood was tense, if not exactly rousing. But by 12:54 a.m. Friday, everyone was wide awake and coffee-infused.