Why Gold Star Parents Are the New Third Rail in Politics — TIME

For decades, politicians have feared that trimming Social Security benefits would be so deadly to their electoral future—they’d be electrocuted at the polls—that they haven’t made the tough choices needed to save it. Over the last several days, we’ve seen Gold Star parents—those Moms and Dads whose children have died in the nation’s wars—ascend to…

via Why Gold Star Parents Are the New Third Rail in Politics — TIME

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