| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Protesters came to City Hall to present Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa with a petition demanding he step down from the Fix the Debt campaign, a day after the mayor distanced himself from the group's push for large scale cuts to Social Security and...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 4:02 PM
A Santa Ana man was charged with fradulently collecting more than $100,000 of his deceased father's Social Security benefits Tuesday after bones believed to be that of his father were found in the backyard of his former home, officials said....
| Mar 17, 2013
Denise Panaligan, a UCLA sophomore, didn't tell her mother where she was headed Wednesday morning. She knew that if she told the truth, her mother would worry.
Panaligan, in blue jeans and white T-shirt, boarded a bus and traveled to Pershing...
| Feb 27, 2013
Here's a phrase you can expect to be hearing a lot in the national debate over fiscal policy, as we move past the "sequester," which is the crisis du jour, and toward the budget cliff/government shutdown deadline looming at the end of March:...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:46 PM
One would think that we've learned from bitter experience not to trust a word uttered by our major professional sports leagues.
Yet here they are trying to put another howler over on us. This is their assertion that retired pro athletes — many...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Everybody loves lists.
Most of those you see in the papers or online tend toward the inconsequential (The Six Best "Fast & Furious" Movies).
So here's a list with a bit more gravitas: The five biggest lies you're being told about entitlement programs....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 3:32 PM
It's amazing, and depressing, when political compromise functions only to throw obstacles in the way of ideas that bring the greatest good to the greatest number of people.
Today's example: the long, tortuous road to bringing more retirement security to...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Two-fifths of the elderly spend more than they earn, often forcing them to dip into savings to pay bills, according to a new study.
Among those 65 and older, 40% shell out more on housing, medical care and other costs than they take in from Social...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:57 PM
A new report on the senior population found a majority of elderly women, blacks and Latinos are precariously close to poverty, according to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute report released Thursday.
The report comes as lawmakers are considering...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The complaints of congressional Republicans that President Obama’s inaugural address sent them no bouquets and love letters show a lot of gall, given the history of the last four years. Obama’s inauguration speech in 2009 was crammed with...
| Jun 5, 2013
Fear-mongers and other critics of Social Security were silenced — momentarily — by the release last week of the annual trustees' report for the programs. The report showed not only that it's looking pretty good in the near term, but in the...