Presidencies and Social Security’s Future

By Emily Eisenlohr | October 19, 2020

Social Security sure delivered mixed punches to our recent Presidents. For those who want to be better informed on this essential government program, here’s a brief squint at the evolution of the program through recent administrations. I’d suggest pursuing your own research into the ground rules, recommendations/reports, and pushback against proposals due to the complexity.…

Social Security: History, One Fun Fact, and Stuff You Probably Want to Know

By Emily Eisenlohr | October 19, 2020

Six Essential Things to Know About the Social Security Program 1) Its official name is the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance program. Drop the “Federal” terms and you can see where the acronym often used comes from: OASDI. It operates under Congressional legislation that dates back to 1935. OASI is the…

The Fourth Turning: Out of Crisis, a New Social Contract

By Emily Eisenlohr | August 25, 2020

If you read one book this year, let it be The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy by William Strauss and Neil Howe. Published in 1997, it is truly a prophecy. One that gives us perspective and much to think about. Perhaps a sense of direction, if we choose to use the political and Covid crises as silver…

Defining “a Democracy”: It’s Not Just The Vote

By Emily Eisenlohr | August 25, 2020

An essential read for Americans is The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria. Zakaria examines why institutions are so essential to real freedom, much more than voting. You won’t take freedom of speech, a strong judicial system, and other rights we enjoy here for granted after reading this.

Understanding Our Civil Rights, Constitution, and Democracy

By Emily Eisenlohr | August 25, 2020

We are both blessed to enjoy and trained to defend and guard our civil rights. We applaud or condemn the actions of our Supreme Court. Or our Congress or President. Lucky us to be able to do this protest and criticism so freely and publicly without fear of arrest, assassination, or execution. How well do…

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