Sorting file for issues articles

In this file I'm compiling information that will help researchers keep track of salient political issues as they develop. Where a significant number of articles on an individual issue are amassed, they will be reposted in their own group.


Articles relating to Social Security
Some articles are included on this page, but most are being collected under a separate listing more...


January 3, 2005
The Social Security Fear Factor: One of the most distressing aspects of the debate over Social Security privatization is that it distracts from more pressing issues and obscures better solutions to the problem of secure retirement. more...


January 2, 2005
The Meek Shall Inherit the Bill: In calling for an overhaul of Social Security, which faces a huge potential shortfall, Mr. Bush has chosen to address an issue that many politicians would like to postpone discussing for as long as possible. more...


December 30, 2004
Washington Post series – "$17 an Hour": This links to a six-part series of occasional articles from the Washington Post, focusing on the disappearance of jobs that pay the national average of $17 an hour, the growth in itinerant workers, the tough decisions faced by businesses trying to preserve jobs and the effects on black workers. more...


December 26, 2004
The Risky Assumption in Social Security Change: The familiar disclaimer in ads for investment vehicles and money managers of all sorts is: "Past performance is no guarantee of future returns." It probably sounds obvious to anyone who has ever played the markets. So why, in proposing changes to Social Security, has the White House ignored that counsel? more...