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Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

In Vogue: Boosting Social Security

Max Richtman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Max Richtman

For too long, Washington's fiscal hawks and conservative ideologues have monopolized the conversation about our nation's safety net programs. Their misleading messages and PR campaigns are designed to undermine public confidence in the Social Security program.

The Homesman and My Epiphany

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Catherine Nagle

Let us remember to serve others just as the hand of God is serving us. And to keep that feeling deep down within our hearts and souls that it is His approval and birthright that we are entitled to so we may all shine as beautiful woman in the world. Hold your head higher! This story is to remind all the women who may have forgotten.

Entitlement Means So Much More to Millennials

Casey Bruce | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Casey Bruce

We understand that to be happy means to search for it, deep in the trenches of our everyday joys and woes, and that it's hard to do. How many of us are saying to ourselves every single day, "If I just had the chance, I could be so much happier."

Who Owns American Debt?

Scott Baker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Scott Baker

The popular Netflix series, House of Cards, perpetuated the myth of a finite money supply with this weekend's release of Season 3. But if President Underwood really wanted to stimulate the economy, he'd have a plan in mind.

Real-Life Frank Underwoods

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Frank Underwood is known for deceiving people into acting against their own best interests. (We'll miss you, President Walker.) Now we learn that this trait may extend to the series which features him.

A Majority of Dependents

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Even if you're a just a talk-radio host, you shouldn't just say "Yap," as KHOW 630-AM's Mandy Connell did yesterday, when your special guest, in this case, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), insults the President.

What Do I Do About Screen Time?

Dion Lim | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dion Lim

Parents worldwide struggle with how much screen time to allow children. To hit this ever-moving target, I have found questions to ponder more helpful than rules to follow. Here is a list of ones I hope will be useful for your family to discuss together.

Another Wave of Plague

Michael Curley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Michael Curley

This week a bill sits on the president's desk, which, when he signs it, will bring us one step closer to a national financial apocalypse. The bill authorizes more subsidies. The federal government is near bankruptcy and yet Congress and the president are creating new subsidies. Totally unnecessary subsidies!

This South Carolina Republican Shows Us Birther Jokes Are Unfortunately Still A Thing

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

Anthony Culler, the GOP nominee looking to take on Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) in the November midterm elections, can be seen in a video from a February...

Biting the Hand That Feeds: Entitlements and the Fundamental Attribution Error

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

How can otherwise uninsurable voters proudly support candidates opposing universal healthcare? Are such voters simply unintelligent? Even more puzzling, how can voters receiving food stamps or other governmental assistance proudly claim to be "anti-government"?

Congressional Candidate Apologizes For Slavery Comments

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Arizona Congressional candidate Jim Brown (R) has apologized for comparing entitlements to slavery in a Facebook post on Wednesday. Brown wrote a p...

Will Obama Go Big or Base on Budget?

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Now the ball is in Obama's court. Is he going to present a big plan that tries to tackle the serious long-term fiscal problems the nation faces?

Don't Forget What Happened When Obama First Proposed Chained CPI

Bob Greenstein | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

Most media coverage of the president's decision not to include the "chained CPI" for cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security and other retirement programs in his 2015 budget has left out a key point to understanding the announcement.

Chained CPI Makes Sense Only Under Certain Conditions

Paul N. Van de Water | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Paul N. Van de Water

Since Social Security benefits are modest, and since most beneficiaries have little other income, no one should propose a cut in benefits casually. We've said time and again that the chained CPI is worth considering only if two crucial conditions are met.

Beware What You Get for Free -- It Has Value!

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

There is a strange phenomenon in our country that needs to be addressed as we reconsider our budget priorities and try to improve our overall social c...

Don't Call It 'Obamacare'

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

The Affordable Care Act has so far survived a shutdown crisis, a Supreme Court challenge, and two elections. This law is not fundamentally about Barack Obama but about much broader issues, which is another reason not to call it "Obamacare."

Dave Jamieson

Labor To Dems: We'll End Your Career If You Cut Social Security | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With fresh Capitol Hill budget battles on the horizon, the head of the leading labor federation planned to issue a blistering warning to...

The Road From Here: What About Medicare and Social Security?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In twelve weeks or so our new system of government-by-crisis will resume its regularly scheduled programming: more threats, more confrontations, and even more extreme rhetoric. There are only a few ways this could play out.

Zach Carter

Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts | Zach Carter | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday opened the door to Social Security cuts as part of a budget deal with congressional Republicans. But...

Obama Needs to Be in the Ring

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

While we know a goal for Republicans is to take over the Senate in the 2014 elections, and a goal for Democrats is to take back the House of Representatives, the president can rise above that for the next four months as we approach the next deadlines.

America's Retirement Security Crisis and the Need to Expand Social Security (Infographic)

Ben Veghte | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Ben Veghte

Here is an infographic that depicts the scope and magnitude of the retirement security crisis, and highlights the need to expand Social Security benefits to address it.

The Choice Congress Won't Face Up To

Scott Lilly | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Much of what is commonly being said about the federal budget is either mischaracterization or flatly wrong. When you slice through all the heated rhetoric, the budgetary choices we face may be painful, but they are actually much simpler to make than the debate would suggest.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Cantor Looks To Entitlement Cuts For Sequester Compromise | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Sunday that Republicans might be willing to compromise on sequester cuts in exchange for talks on reduc...

How the Rich Actually Create the Need for Entitlement Programs

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

I find it ironic when the rich complain about entitlement programs that benefit the middle class and poor, since it is the attitudes and policies of the rich that have led to an increased need for such programs in the first place.