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Social Security and You

Social Security Will NOT Go Broke!

Here we go again. Another round of scare stories about the impending doom of Social Security. Headlines, such as this one in my local newspaper — ” Social Security Moves Closer to Bankruptcy ” — have many of my readers on edge. These kinds of headlines were prompted by a report released last week from

Politics

Pelosi rules out having Biden create Jan. 6 commission

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ruling out a presidential commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, telling House Democrats on Tuesday that having President Joe Biden appoint a panel is unworkable even after the Senate blocked an independent probe last week. Pelosi laid out possible next steps after Friday’s Senate vote, in

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Senators try to salvage legislation on Jan. 6 commission

Senators labored Tuesday to find a path forward for legislation creating a commission on the Jan. 6 insurrection, debating potential changes in a long-shot attempt to overcome growing GOP opposition. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin are leading the informal talks, according to two people familiar with the effort. The talks are,

Opinion

Opinion: Popular Reforms Will Transform the Supreme Court Into a Third Political Branch

This week, President Joe Biden made good on a campaign promise by signing an executive order creating a commission to examine Supreme Court reforms. The most obvious “reform” which Biden has consistently refused to rule out is adding seats or “court-packing.” This particular reform has a long history of being wielded as a political sword.

Opinion

Opinion: We Need a Commission to Investigate Domestic Terrorism

Congress has done an admirable job conducting oversight hearings about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Still, the latest threats of violence reported by the U.S. intelligence community portray a clear and present danger, combined with our hyper-partisan politics, lead to a combustible cocktail of problems and reinforce my belief that we must

Opinion

Opinion: America, It’s Time to Fix Our Voting System

This year’s election proved that the “Shining City on the Hill” is in need of repair. The voting process was chaotic, confusing and exacerbated the suspicion about fraud. We can do better. Many voters for President Trump believe that the election was rigged even though there is no supporting evidence. The president repeatedly saying that

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