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Social Security news and analysis from The Nation
June 8, 2021
What Joe Manchin Doesn’t Get About the GOP’s Voter Suppression
It’s central to Republicans’ political strategy, because their platform is an electoral loser.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 26, 2021
Our Government Needs to Prioritize Veteran Well-Being Over Endless War
Returning from war to gouged safety nets, veterans often suffer the long-term effects of military conflict alone.
May 19, 2020
What Happens When You Age Out of Foster Care During a Pandemic?
Advocates say state governors can instruct their state child welfare systems to keep kids in their care, even if they age out during this time—but will they?
March 26, 2020
Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality
We talked to the French economist about his new book
Capital and Ideology
, his thoughts on Covid-19, and more.
March 20, 2020
What Makes Bernie Run?
Biden’s momentum is clear, and the question before Sanders is becoming clearer by the day: Will staying in help build the movement or hurt it?
Robert L. Borosage
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February 28, 2020
Trump Is Banking on Work Requirements to Cut Spending on Medicaid and Food Stamps
He’s admitting that work requirements will cut recipients off from their benefits—and reduce the deficit he himself created.
February 14, 2020
Trump Doesn’t Hate Welfare When It Goes to Wealthy White Farmers
The president’s farm aid lays bare the racial and class implications of his disdain of government assistance.
November 11, 2019
Did the New Deal Need FDR?
His political evolution points to a different locus of power than the one liberals tend to invoke when discussing the era’s history.
May 15, 2019
Economic Security Should Be Lifelong
The US government already has the means to assure lifelong financial stability to all Americans. Here’s how we can make it happen.
April 2, 2019
When Socialism Was Tried in America—and Was a Smashing Success
For much of the 20th century, Milwaukee was run by socialists—and
magazine called it “one of the best-run cities in the U.S.”