In Politics, It’s Not the Age Old – er, the Old Age – Question

Republican Richard Lugar, who recently turned 80 and is the longest-serving Senator in Indiana history, is facing a serious re-election challenge from within his own party this year. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., is, at 82, expecting a tough run in the general election this fall. And at 78, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will have to weather opposition in the GOP primary if he’s to earn a seventh term. What’s remarkable about the three candidates is not just their status as …

Hatch: Why the Serve America Act is Such a Good Bill

Special Guest Blog Posting for shAARPsession By Senator Orrin Hatch The Serve America Act is truly a bipartisan piece of legislation that enjoys widespread support. I would like to take a few minutes to tell you why it is such a good bill. First, this bill is 100 percent voluntary. No one in our nation is compelled to give service, and this bill upholds that tradition. What the legislation will do is provide new and expanded opportunities for people who …