Washington Bureau Chief
The New York Times
Inspired by The Atlantic's enduring partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival, the third-annual Washington Ideas Forum gathers an audience of 600 people, including government officials, top business executives, global thought leaders, academics, and celebrities. It is the place to hear - and meet - the most prominent thinkers of our time.
This October 5 and 6, the Forum will once again bring the best and brightest to the table for debate, conversation, and idea-sharing.
David Leonhardt is the managing editor of a new New York Times website covering politics and policy, scheduled to begin in 2014. He was previously the paper’s Washington bureau chief, as well as an economics columnist. He is the author of the e-book, “Here’s the Deal: How Washington Can Solve the Deficit and Spur Growth,” published by The Times and Byliner.
Representative Paul Ryan
Paul D. Ryan, Jr. is an American politician and Congressman from Wisconsin.
He is a member of the Republican Party, and represents Wisconsin's 1st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan presents his proposed healthcare reform replacement. Ryan believes health reform should include portable tax benefit with auto-enrollment, high-risk pools, medical liability reform, and transparency on price and quality.