Editorial: How Joe Biden can save Medicare and Social Security

The chattering class sees Joe Biden as an artful dodger, forced to dance around a Democratic Party’s schism. He has to placate both the traditional liberals and the hard-left progressives. The former were relieved to have him as the party’s candidate; the latter awaken each day to make more demands of him — for Cabinet posts, for extreme policies, for attention. This conventional wisdom pigeonholes the president-elect as Poor Old Joe, relegated to four years in which rival Democrats and resistance Republicans take turns thwarting him. To which we offer a borrowed Joe-ism: Malarkey. Every presi…

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