Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo recognizes the death of a great man:
You probably don’t know his name. And you probably won’t see any news of his passing outside of the obit section. But Bob Ball, who died last night at the age of 93, probably played a greater role in expanding and defending Social Security than anyone in the second half of the 20th century.
There’s more about Ball’s life and career here at the SSA website.
(Photo courtesy of SSA.)