By Michael Hiltzik

We’ve been making the case for years that the proper approach to Social Security is to expand it — increase benefits and bring more people into its embrace, including college-age survivors of deceased workers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has now made that point more forcibly than anyone before her. As the Democratic Party’s most visible and influential progressive, she has reset the debate.

Warren laid out the arguments for expanding Social Security on Rachel Maddow’s show Wednesday on MSNBC. We’ve previously outlined most of these same points herehere, and here.

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