Population Shifts Over Time

The 2010 census, which is currently underway, underscores   the importance of a state’s population count in allocating federal funds. The past decade has seen widely variable shifts in population, with the South and West gaining shares while the Northeast and Midwest lose.

Social Security: A Very Big Safety Net

There have not been any serious proposals offered to reduce the size of the Social Security program. A recent analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities seems intended to keep it that way.