30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The current state of Medicare and Social Security, and how they might change. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Two years after landslide victories for Barack Obama, Democrats were soundly defeated in many races across the country last night. Will today begin a process of soul searching for the Democrats so they're not defeated again in 2012? Jim Kessler, vice president of policy and co-founder of Third Way, a moderate-progressive think tank, and former legislative and policy director for Senator Chuck Schumer, says Democrats need to move from the party of fiscal security to the party of fiscal growth.