The GOP’s Medicare Problem

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest tracking poll has some worrisome news for the remaining four Republican presidential contenders, not the least of which is its finding that 53 percent of all Republicans don’t want Medicare messed with. As the survey put it, they want Medicare “as it is today, with the government guaranteeing seniors health insurance and making sure that everyone gets the same defined set of benefits.” That leaves all the GOP candidates out of sync with most Republicans …

For Romney, a Red-Carpet Win

What do Meryl Streep, Christopher Plummer and Mitt Romney have in common? More than you might think, this week at least: they all owe key victories to an older electorate. (In case you missed it: 86 percent of voters for the Academy Awards – yes, 86 percent! – are 50 or older. Coincidence, then, that Sunday night’s 2012 Oscars felt, said the New York Times, “like an AARP pep rally?” At his own pep rally Tuesday night outside Detroit, Romney …

The Takeaway: Steve Jobs Dies; Palin Out For 2012; Alzheimer’s Infectious?

Death of a Visionary:  Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple co-founder who’s influenced 21st century technology, computing, gadgetry and culture in inestimable ways, has died. He was 56. There’s no doubt Jobs was an innovator. The creativity he put into technology will forever change how we communicate–from Gen Z to boomers.  He moved technology from crowded garages to pockets, took entertainment from record stores to iTunes. Steve Jobs gave us the future,” says Washington Post reporter Hank Stuever. “A sense of ourselves moving …

News To Know: Conventional Wisdom

As the Presidential campaigns prepare for their parties’ national conventions, AARP’s The Bulletin has created a site to keep readers up to date on the latest campaign news.