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Second, read a new report from Demos, a New York-based public policy research group. It found a frightening increase in credit card debt among older Americans. "Conventional wisdom suggests that this segment of the population -- with lifetimes of financial experience, an over 80% homeownership rate and a generational ethos of thrift -- would be immune to the record debt increases of the 1990s," the report notes.

David Callahan explains to's Heather Havrilesky why Americans lie more now than they did in the '50s, '60s or '70s.


Voting rights for ex-prisoners will be the next US suffrage movement, as lawyers, prison advocates, voting rights groups and foundations have recently begun to join forces and take up the cause. Features the case of Hayden vs. Pataki, whose lead plantiff, Joseph Hayden, also runs the NYC Unlock the Block campaign for Demos.