Higher education in the United States is headed for a rude awakening. Easy access to Federally subsidized and to more predatory private student loans has created an entire class of Americans struggling under massive piles of debt while a lagging economy provides few economically viable employment options for college graduates.
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William Binney, a codebreaking specialist whom the National Security Agency enlisted to help decipher electronic data to foil post-Sept. 11 terror plots, recently told CBS Baltimore his attempt several years ago to protest the agency’s abuse of its growing tech powers led only to personal heartache as the government pushed back against his vocal concern. […]
On Wednesday, House Republicans moved to forcefully give President Barack Obama a chance to make good on his infamous promise that Americans happy with their current healthcare coverage could retain that coverage under Obamacare. The lower chamber will has scheduled a vote next week on the Keep Your Health Plan Act (HR 3350), which was […]
A group of 13 U.S. Marines on the last leg of their long flight home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan got an unexpected and impromptu tip of the hat Monday from fellow citizens. American Airlines – which routinely makes unused first class seats available to coach-flying service members – offered up six first […]
This article, written by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Nov. 6. San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election. Since 1995, Hammack and […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
As Congress naps between fights over whether (or, rather, when and by how much) to raise the Federal debt limit, we’re technically without a legal cap on how much money the government can owe. And it shows.
Oregon, a State that spent $3.2 million on ads to ensure its State-run Obamacare exchange would take off with willing customers, has yet to enroll a single living soul in any of its new coverage plans.
In the wake of the murder of a Transportation Security Administration official at Los Angeles International Airport last week, the union representing the agency’s employees is calling on lawmakers to give some TSA agents guns, handcuffs and the power to make arrests.