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Social Security news and analysis from The Nation
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.
Matthew Shen Goodman
September 23, 2015
If You Owe Student-Loan Debt, the Government Can Garnish Your Social Security Benefits
Join our campaign to demand relief for thousands of Social Security recipients still struggling to pay off their student loans.
August 14, 2015
August 14, 1935: President Franklin Roosevelt Signs the Social Security Act
“Unfortunately the present law seems doomed from the start by its complex, slovenly, and mangled character.”
July 2, 2015
Tell the White House: It’s Time to Expand Social Security
and 17 organizations in telling the White House Conference on Aging: it’s time to expand social security.
June 24, 2015
‘Orange Is the New Black’ Is Dead Wrong About Disability
Media portrayals that reinforce negative stereotypes about social programs and the individuals helped by them sow the seeds for damaging cuts.
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April 14, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s Newfound Populism Will Be Tested Early and Often
From trade deals to living-wage campaigns to student-debt relief, whose side is candidate Clinton on?
April 11, 2015
15 Questions Hillary Clinton Should Answer Right Now
As Clinton launches her second presidential bid, serious questions remain about her positions on key economic and foreign policy issues.
March 23, 2015
Michael Moore for President
If nominated, I will run. If elected, I will serve.
July 30, 2014
The Real Solution to Wealth Inequality
Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.
February 20, 2014
Obama Drops Social Security Cuts From His Budget
The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress.