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Robert Samuelson

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Robert Samuelson: The administrative state is real and here to stay

WASHINGTON – Just what White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon meant when he recently suggested "deconstructing the administrative state" is unclear. To critics, he...

Robert Samuelson: If Deutsche Bank crashes, we all crash with it

WASHINGTON – Deutsche Bank is in trouble – and that's bad news for all of us.Deutsche Bank is Germany's biggest bank with 100,000 employees...

Robert Samuelson: Is TPP trade deal dead or just on life support?

WASHINGTON – The question about the TPP – the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Obama’s signature trade agreement – is whether it’s already gone to the...

Robert Samuelson: Still reading books? You’re not alone, after all

WASHINGTON – If you're like me, you regard the decline in book reading as another sign of the cultural rot that is eating away...

Robert Samuelson: ‘Middle-wage’ jobs finally making a comeback

WASHINGTON – One of the economy's bright spots is the job market – and it may be even brighter than it seems. Not only...

Robert Samuelson: Here’s a simple solution for college debt problem – jobs

WASHINGTON – Maybe the college student debt burden isn't so crushing after all. That's the surprising gist of a new study by economists at...

Could hackers tamper with the election? Why not?

WASHINGTON – Someone – the Russian military, say many cyber experts – broke into the computers of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic...

Robert Samuelson: ‘Voiceless and invisible,’ the jobless persevere

WASHINGTON – Columnists get complaints. After my column arguing that maybe the economy is better than we say, I got one from Alice Lang...

Robert Samuelson: Is job insecurity overstated?

WASHINGTON – If economic commentators (including me) seem to agree on one thing, it is this: Jobs in America have become less secure. If...

Samuelson: Need a vacation? Or are you a work martyr?

WASHINGTON – We Americans have a confused and contradictory relationship with vacation. In theory, we love it; in practice, we often dread it. So...

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Robert Francis: Thanksgiving 1954

If, god forbid, my home ever catches on fire, I would make sure my family was safe, then the pets (my wife might say...

Bill Thompson: Love ’em or hate ’em, Happy Holidays!

For a lot of people, “holiday depression” begins around Thanksgiving, or maybe around the time Christmas songs start blaring on the radio and retail...

The rise and fall of Tab – after surviving the sweetener scares, the iconic diet soda gets canned

Tab, the Coca-Cola company’s original diet soda brand, is headed to the soda graveyard, joining retired brands such as Like, Leed and Limette. Coca-Cola has...

Texas shut down bars to slow the spread of coronavirus — but allowed thousands to open through a restaurant loophole

Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day's latest updates. Sign...