No one ever said that higher education wouldn’t cost money. Across the country, tuition is steadily rising and students are taking longer to pay off their student loans. Today, 44 million consumers share $1.4 trillion in borrowed student debt — more than double what it was in 2008. On average, graduating seniors with a bachelor’s degree begin their careers with about $30,000 … [Read more...]
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As of the writing of this column 10 days ago, President Donald Trump hurled a new obnoxious accusation at former President Barack Obama, calling him a coward for not acting when in the summer of 2016, he received word from the U.S. Intel community that the Russians were meddling in the election of 2016. Donald Trump would have the country and the world believe that … [Read more...]
Pride Parade officials reversing the decision to limit cops from the parade shows how "Blacks have no rights [the SYSTEM] is bound to respect" The reversal of Pride Parade leadership from its earlier decision to “limit” (not exclude) the participation of local cops in this year’s Pride Parade and Festival, makes it clear that disrespect for Black folks is the order of the … [Read more...]
It is our moral failure that we still tolerate poverty. —Ela Bhatt Something more fundamental than household economics may be reshaping journalistic attitudes toward public issues. Today's top-drawer Washington news people are part of a highly educated, upper-middle-class elite; they belong to the culture for which the American political system works exceedingly well… Their … [Read more...]
Our nation’s budget should reflect our nation’s professed values, but President Trump’s 2018 Federal Budget, “A New Foundation for America’s Greatness,” radically does the opposite. This immoral budget declares war on America’s children, our most vulnerable group, and the foundation of our nation’s current and future economic, military and leadership … [Read more...]