In the Rust Belt, a Ripple of Optimism

Susan Milligan is visiting six Election 2012 battleground states to talk with 50-plus voters for a report that will be published in the September issue of the AARP Bulletin. She posted this from Youngstown, Ohio. When I last visited Youngstown, Ohio, four years ago, the city whose steel mills “built the tanks and bombs that won this country’s wars,” as Bruce Springsteen put it, had the feel of an industrial ghost town. So economically damaged was Youngstown from the decline …

Bruce Springsteen: “Mom, Will You Dance With Me?”

“Not too bad for almost 90!” – The Boss, about his mom. This makes my entire week.

GRAMMY Countdown!

Well, have you got your GRAMMY party lined up yet? I hope so, because the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards are taking place this Sunday, January 31st at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. And this year, the savvy Academy voters did a great job recognizing music’s best talent – and sure didn’t leave the rockin’ to the kids! In the category of “Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance,” all the nominees are over 50! And the nominees are…Prince (51), John Fogerty (65), …

From The New York Times to PerezHilton, AARP is Making News Across the Nation

Hot on the AARP News radar this morning is a front page article in the New York Times that takes a look at the effect the bill taken up this week by the Senate Finance Committee would have on seniors receiving health benefits through Medicare. The debate is heated, and AARP had a voice in the article: David Certner, legislative counsel is quoted, saying “It’s unfair to single out seniors to pay more for their health benefits when other high-income …