At a time when more Americans rely on Social Security than at any other time in the program’s 86-year history, political brinkmanship and alarmist headlines are undermining public faith in the nation’s bedrock retirement system. Those concerns are tempting some ...

For months, Social Security watchers around the country have been asking when the annual trustees report documenting the funding status of the Social Security and Medicare programs will be released. It looks like the long wait may soon be over. ...