In study after study, we’re told that the economic recovery is real. But tell that to unemployed Americans over 55. More than half of jobless seniors, about 1.1 million people, have been unemployed for more than six months, up from 23 percent four years ago, according to a government report released last week. But these aren’t just numbers — they’re people all over the country. Also on The Takeaway we revisit hate crime laws with Richard Kim from The Nation; talking texting in classrooms with Professor Kevin Thomas; analyzing Facebook's falling stock with Business Insider's Henry Blodget; and Peter Edelman on why it's so hard to end poverty in America.