We the People vs. Wall Street

The story of David and Goliath is usually told when someone who is facing daunting odds and isn’t supposed to win does just that — wins. Whether it’s an underrated Cinderella story in March Madness, the Cubs and the World Series — if they ever get there again — or when Wall Street actually loses to “we the people.” These stories are sadly all too few. But today we scored one for the little guy: The Obama administration finalized the …

Último año para “solicitar y suspender” beneficios del Seguro Social

A partir del 30 de abril, las parejas casadas —y muchas divorciadas— que han venido usando la estrategia de “solicitar y suspender” beneficios ya no podrán hacerlo gracias al cambio que realizó la ley presupuestaria partidista del 2015. Si cumples 66 años antes de mayo del 2016, debes solicitar los beneficios del Seguro Social y suspender tus beneficios antes del 30 de abril del 2016. Firma nuestra petición. ¡Diles a los moderadores de los debates por televisión que les pregunten …

Los votantes merecen respuestas sobre el Seguro Social

In English | Nunca olvidaré cuando asistí a mi primer debate político. Fue en Filadelfia, en los años 80, y se enfrentaban los dos candidatos principales a la vicepresidencia. Yo era un estudiante republicano de Penn State University y tuve la suerte de conseguir un cupo para asistir. Aunque no recuerdo mucho de lo que se dijo, sí recuerdo que fue un verdadero intercambio de ideas. Sí, hubo ataques personales y algunas preguntas personales. Pero los moderadores presionaron a los …

A Church Bell Rings Out for Healing, Peace and Justice

Founded in 1776, First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Va., is believed to be the first black Baptist church that was organized entirely by African Americans — a group of slaves and freed blacks who met secretly under an arbor on Green Spring Plantation. By 1781, the congregation had close to 200 members, and its pastor was a slave who worked in the Williamsburg tavern owned by his master. Having moved from covert locations to a building in Williamsburg, in 1886 …

7 Facts About Our Aging Economy

If someone asked you, “What will have a major impact on our economy in the coming years,” what would you say? Probably not, “Our aging population,” right? But, yes, our economy is being shaped by our aging demographics in a big way. You may not even notice the changes, but they’re happening. Here are seven things you need to know about intersection of the economy and our aging society: Quiz: What problems do low-income older Americans face? 1. There will be …

Why I Sell Nutritious Food Where There Was None

En español  | It’s astounding that more than 10 million Americans 50 and older often go hungry. Many live in areas that don’t have easy access to affordable, nutritious food — places called food deserts — where sometimes convenience stores selling beef jerky and chips play the role of supermarkets. Yet when entrepreneurs or large grocery chains try to open stores in these underserved areas, they typically fail. Why? Because you can’t operate a supermarket in a food desert the …