Robert Samuelson

Newsweek and Washington Post

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Contributing Editor at Newsweek and the Washington Post, covering economic and business issues; author of The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence

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After a  meeting  with leaders of both parties in Congress today, President Obama made a  speech  at George Washington University.

Response to President Obama's Speech on Deficit Reduction

After a meeting with leaders of both parties in Congress today, President Obama made a speech at George Washington University.

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On Tuesday, Standard & Poor's cut Greek bonds to “junk” status. Yesterday it cut the credit rating of Spain, which has a much larger economy. Portuguese debt was downgraded as well.

Greece's Debt Crisis and the US

On Tuesday, Standard & Poor's cut Greek bonds to “junk” status. Yesterday it cut the credit rating of Spain, which has a much larger economy. Portuguese debt was downgraded as well.

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Baby boomers will live almost twice as long as previous generations, and older Americans are going to outnumber the young.

A Medical Miracle with Conflicting Consequences

Baby boomers will live almost twice as long as previous generations, and older Americans are going to outnumber the young.

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