Social Security as a Civil Right

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Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. argued that the isolation experienced by people of color living “on a lonely island of poverty” is unjust in a nation blessed with a “vast ocean of material prosperity.” Fifty years later, the racial wealth gap is just as stark and immoral, with families of color possessing only […]

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Selling Out America’s Youth: An Open Letter to Alan Simpson

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Dear former Senator Alan Simpson, I’ve seen you on television chatting up your debt reduction proposal with Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, Savannah Guthrie of the Today Show and Bob Schieffer of Face the Nation. And while you come across as a likable guy, your claim to be working on behalf of the next […]

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On ‘Mad Men,’ Past is Prologue

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Mad Men is about to make Emmy history with the highest number of nominations for a drama series. The show depicts an era of American history when the priorities, preferences, and opinions of men prevailed in the public and private spheres of American life, often to the detriment of women. While the show is set […]

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Eventcast: Ivy Ngo on the Impact of Social Security on Asian-Americans

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Ivy Ngo, Policy Advocate at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, speaks about the importance of social security, and other social insurance programs, for Asian American communities at a Capitol Hill briefing titled “What’s at Stake? Proposed Deficit Reduction Measures Affecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and the Impact on Communities of Color”.

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Eventcast: Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio on the Importance of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security for Communities of Color

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Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio, Director of Health Equity at FamiliesUSA, on the importance of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security for communities of color at a Capitol Hill briefing titled “What’s at Stake? Proposed Deficit Reduction Measures Affecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and the Impact on Communities of Color”.

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Eventcast: Leticia Miranda on Social Security and the Latino Community

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Leticia Miranda, Associate Director of Economic and Employment Policy at the National Council of La Raza, speaks about the importance of social security for Latino communities, especially for retired beneficiaries and migrant communities at a Capitol Hill briefing titled “What’s at Stake? Proposed Deficit Reduction Measures Affecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and the Impact […]

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The Coming Social Anarchy

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The steep drop in stocks since passage of the ill-fated debt deal indicates that even markets understand the disastrous consequences of what has just occurred.

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Washington’s Unfair War On America

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The high stakes debt ceiling negotiations have had Americans and the rest of the world on the edge of their seats. While most of the media elite has focused on whether our political leaders can achieve a bipartisan deal on the debt, the rest of the world has taken note of how dysfunctional our democratic […]

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What You Need to Know About Social Security

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Congress is currently debating to make serious cuts in Social Security. Some analysts in Washington believe that the cuts are necessary to help the country out of its economic downturn.  However, any changes in the program will severely affect all recipients, particularly African-Americans.

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