Obama’s Call to Expand Social Security Shows Sanders’ Clout

President Barack Obama’s surprise call to expand Social Security highlights a populist shift in the U.S. political landscape that has been propelled by the campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Just five years ago, Obama called for reducing future Social Security benefits — an idea that at the time was in vogue for many Republicans […]

Why Obama Turned Left on Social Security

In a speech this week in Indiana, President Barack Obama announced a major shift in his position on Social Security. “It’s time we finally made Social Security more generous and increased its benefits,” Obama declared, “so today’s retirees and future generations get the dignified retirement that they have earned.” This is a welcome change from […]