Russell Means: 5 Little-Known Facts About a Native American Activist

The 1970s was a turbulent time of confrontation and conflict, and Russell Means  perfectly fit that zeitgeist. To Native Americans who had endured centuries of oppression, the handsome, charismatic Oglala Sioux with the waist-length braids of black hair was a mash-up of Malcolm X, Abbie Hoffman and Saul Alinsky – a once-wayward soul who found a new purpose as a militant activist and who mixed physical confrontation with political theater. As a leader of the American Indian movement, Means had …

The Third-Party Candidates: Where Do They Stand on Social Security, Medicare and Retirement Security?

Previously, we summarized the parts of the Democratic and Republican party platforms dealing with issues important to older Americans, including Social Security and Medicare, and what each side would do to promote retirement security – a broader catch-all that includes everything from affordable senior housing to food prices. But Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, won’t be the only candidates for the nation’s highest office. In many states, third-party candidates from the Libertarian and Green parties …