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Senior citizens news and analysis from The Nation
September 29, 2017
When Growing Old Means Living in Your Car, Working in an Amazon Warehouse
An interview with
author Jessica Bruder on America’s new, precarious old age.
October 5, 2016
Ursula Le Guin Has Stopped Writing Fiction—but We Need Her More Than Ever
The author on sexism, aging, and the radical possibilities of imaginative story telling.
June 3, 2016
Obama Flips on Social Security—a Big Win for Bernie Sanders
The president’s call to strengthen the program is a change of heart, and a breathtaking salute to the Vermont senator.
March 7, 2016
Why Seniors—Not CEOs—Deserve a Raise
Social Security is the most powerful tool available to lift people out of poverty.
October 27, 2015
What’s It Like Growing Old in the New Economy?
Danish architect Deane Simpson explores this vexing question in his book
Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society.
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August 10, 2015
We Need to Fight to Protect Medicare
Some powerful people want to gut the fifty-year-old program.
April 14, 2015
How to Die
Atul Gawande argues that physicians should focus care on the good life—including its very end.
April 14, 2015
If You Quit Your Job to Care For a Loved One, You Could Qualify for Unemployment
But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.
September 22, 2014
Aging Jazz Artists Sound Note of Protest
After decades of entertaining the city, most jazz artists remain pension-less—but Justice for Jazz Artists wants to change that.
October 29, 2013
Will a Safety Net for Seniors Win Bipartisan Support?
The Senate HELP Committee takes up the Older Americans Act--a safety net for seniors living in or near poverty.