SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES. The political process can make it difficult to “see the forest for the trees.” Too often, special interests overshadow public interest. And rhetoric obscures facts.A classic example of this myopia can be witnessed with…Continue Reading
What Hilary Rosen said about Ann Romney last week has been ticking at my brain like one of Peter Tibbles’ earworms. “Never worked a day in her life. Never worked a day in her life.” And again, “never worked a…Continue Reading
Congress is in recess for a couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean they, along with their corporate and media handmaidens, aren’t busy cooking up ways to kill everything that benefits people who are not rich – old ones like…Continue Reading
This is the story of our Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers – only 90 years ago. That is the beginning of a story continued below that has been floating around via email since about 2004. I had not seen it until Darlene…Continue Reading
Beginning today through Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing six hours of oral arguments in regard to several aspects of the Affordable Care Act. (That’s “Obamacare,” the once derisive name Republicans gave the Act which the Obama administration is…Continue Reading
On Sunday, while I was reading and gathering information for yesterday’s post about the AARP secret meeting on Social Security, I could feel how tired I am of it all.
“All” being the necessity to maintain a constant watch on politicians and their corporate overlords together with exhausting and usually confusing details of our financial and medical lives.Continue Reading
A week from tomorrow, on the evening of 27 March, AARP CEO A. Barry Rand is hosting an “off-the-record, salon-style conversation” at the home of Washington lobbyist, Robert Rabin.
Billed as The E Street Exchange (for that is where Mr. Rabin’s home is located), the purpose of the event is to talk about “Strengthening Social Security: Facing Up to the Challenge.” (See the formal invitation here)
Unless you have been under a rock for the past few years, you know that when the words, Social Security, strengthen and challenge are strung together in the same breath or sentence, someone is out to take away your benefit.Continue Reading
Are you registered to vote? Are you sure? Using a pretext of widespread voter fraud, Republicans in the 50 states have been on tear creating an array of new, restrictive voter ID legislation that makes it difficult, expensive and, in…Continue Reading