There's a good article on Social Security in the January 24 issue of Time magazine:
Is There Really A Crisis?.
Also related articles:
Are There Other Ways to Fix It?
How Would the Bush Plan Work?
The Really Troubled Program
... And Here's The Solution
If you go to the newsstand and get the print edition, there's a bunch of pie charts, graphs, sidebars, and probably 8x10 glossy photos with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one telling what each one is. (Sorry, Arlo.)