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Republicans are trying to ruin Social Security

In 80 years, Social Security has helped countless Americans become better situated for life after retirement. The benefits it provides are a critical component of our country’s promise to protect Americans in their later years. While Democrats are celebrating Social Security’s…

American embassy open in Cuba

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Havana, where he presided at a ceremony raising the U.S. flag at the American Embassy — reopened in a ceremony that confirmed the two nations’ re-engagement after more than half a century.…

World War II ended 70 years ago this week

On August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered to allied forces led by the United States. The war was, and remains, the deadliest military conflict in history. The allies fought many costly battles against Japan. The bloodiest and most deadly was the Battle of Okinawa. U.S.…

America lost a hero

Julian Bond, one of America’s most prominent civil rights figures, died August 15, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He was 75 years old. Bond was a longtime board member of the NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, and served…

Trump agenda remains a mystery

Donald Trump says he wants to “Make America Great Again” but much of how he plans to do that is still a mystery. In his nearly two months as an announced presidential candidate, the controversial and outspoken billionaire businessman has…

Social Security at 80: Built to Last

by Monique Morrissey Eighty years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. Four and a half years later—after the German invasion of Poland but still two years before Pearl Harbor propelled the United States into war—65-year-old Ida May…