By 2030, the United States will have more older people living in poverty than the entire populations of Australia and New Zealand combined.
"This story," I said, "goes a little beyond quirky. Maybe kinky is the more appropriate word." I set the scene in the dark shadows of AIDS in mid-80s NYC.
A tidal wave of older adults over 65 is already crashing down on lawmakers, yet they won't plan to meet the needs of low income older adults over the long term.
As an ironworker you can end up working in some interesting places; Indian Point nuclear plant, about an hour north of New York City along the Hudson River, was one of them.
Flint residents are Americans, but they are forgotten; state officials led by Gov. Snyder have shown that they consider the residents disposable.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials should be held fully accountable for their role in the poisoning of the children of Flint.
This fight in which we are engaged - to defeat the forces of greed -- must be won with power from average people leveraged by moral authority.
At the graduation ceremony of Tuskegee University, Michelle Obama spoke of the racial barriers facing African Americans and encouraged them to overcome discrimination.
"In my mid-50s, with no savings and less than $17,000 a year in business income, I'm left picking up the pieces of my life."
Both parents are working in over 60 percent of families, but the U.S. remains the only developed country without a paid family and sick leave policy.