Opinion

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Low-ball to snowball: Underestimating poverty among older Americans

Instead of a life lived in dignity, many senior citizens have to scrimp, accept charitable hand-outs, and decide whether to pay for medicine or go hungry.

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Worked to death: The aging face of the American labor force

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.

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Nightmare begins as GOP takes over Senate

A GOP takeover would transform the Senate to reflect the concerns of people who have nothing but scorn and contempt for working people, democracy or any type of good government.

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Mitt, you take personal responsibility!

Few could have missed what are likely the most contemptible words ever uttered by a candidate for the presidency of the United States - words that show just how unqualified he is to aspire to that office.

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Fast food blues

Not only is fast food bad for your physical health but there is mounting scientific evidence that your mental health also suffers.

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Rick Scott refuses to accept badly needed health care money

Scott, a former hospital CEO and health care profiteer, was made famous by his adamant and vocal campaign against the Health Care Reform Bill which he still refers to as Obamacare.

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Holding Americans hostage

The problem is not so much a "gang of six" now making deals, but the gang that took over the House of Representatives and statehouses and governorships across the country last fall.

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Social Security on the line

Facts: the country is not broke and Social Security is not the cause of the deficit.

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Greater unity needed to defend Social Security

The American Association of Retired Persons created an uproar June 17 when they signaled their openness to accepting Social Security benefit cuts.

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Coffee with John

What a privilege it was to sip coffee with John Gilman.

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