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A Safe Investment?

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Friday, June 15, 2007

As baby boomers head into retirement, many want to switch from the uncertainty of the stock market to annuities. We ask Slate's Daniel Gross and a financial advisor if that's a wise idea. And, why people are changing their minds about the Sopranos ending (and what it has to do with their political leanings). Also, Follow-up Friday looks at the Michael Moore-Fred Thompson spat, why Sam Brownback supports the labor movement in Iran, and whether bloggers can replace newspaper columnists.

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Daniel Gross

Giuliani's Blue State Poll-Vaulting

John Zogby, pollster and president of Zogby International and Liz Benjamin, political columnist and blogger for the New York Daily News, look at Rudy Giuliani's chances among Democrats in the northeast.

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Sure Thing?

Peter Katt, principal at Katt & Co., a fee-only life insurance advising firm, and Daniel Gross, who writes the "Moneybox" column for Slate and contributes to the "Economic View" column of the New York Times, explain annuities' appeal for retiring Boomers. Daniel Gross is ...

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The Politics of the Sopranos

The Sopranos aired its final episode ever on Sunday and people are still talking about the ending. We look at whether viewers' political leanings have anything to do with their opinion about the ambiguous finale.

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Follow Up Friday

John Dickerson, Slate's chief political correspondent talks about the war of words between Fred Thompson and Michael Moore.

John Dickerson's Video about the Moore-Thompson spat

Talking Iran
Vali Nasr, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on ...

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