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Relax, Relax at the Dying of the Light

AARP magazine, which boasts the largest circulation of any periodical in the world, used to focus on injustice, something it now calls “negativity.”

Posted on May 8, 2013 READ MORE


Remember the Children

America’s children seem to be shortchanged on almost every issue we face as a society. Not only are we failing to protect them from deranged people wielding semiautomatic guns, but we’re also not protecting them from poverty.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Mom, Apple Pie and Wealth Redistribution?

If Mitt Romney was waiting for a change of subject before releasing more tax returns, this Friday of a week-from-hell was that day. His 2011 return shows him to be the kind of guy who does not take all the deductions to which he’s entitled. The “Left, Right & Center” commentators consider this and other matters on this week’s show.

Posted on Sep 22, 2012 READ MORE



Romney Releases Tax Return, Clinton Visits ‘The Daily Show,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest swing state polls, why Paul Ryan was booed at the annual AARP conference and “Saturday Night Live” pokes fun at Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comment in prime time.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



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AARP Backpedals on Cuts in Social Security

Spokespersons for the AARP are in damage control mode after The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the organization, which claims to lobby on behalf of older Americans, “is dropping its longstanding opposition to cutting Social Security benefits.” (more)

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 READ MORE


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Celebs Need Health Care—Just Like Us!

Who knew that Reese Witherspoon window-shops for shoes?  Or that Ben Affleck glues elaborate doll houses together?  Or that Jeremy Piven eats what appears to be gruel on a lush outdoor patio?  These intimate celebrity vignettes were captured for the AARP’s ad campaign for its “Divided We Fail” intiative calling for “red, blue ... liberal, conservative” (and, apparently, “rich, famous”) Americans to unite for the causes of health care and long-term financial security.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007 READ MORE


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