Someone should tell AIG CEO Robert Benmosche that unless he's hanging from the end of a rope, he's not being lynched. Americans are at the end of their ropes, because the wealthy got bailed out while the rest of us got left out.
President Obama's “no negotiations” posture only applies to the debt ceiling, and his budget still includes the “chained CPI” cut. Republicans are still railing against the programs they call “entitlements.” They're all looking for a deal.
Don’t be fooled by the U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings. With the usual suspects taking the lead, like Harvard and Yale, you may be asking yourself why the rankings are so disingenuous.
Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, low-wage workers are continuing the march for livable wages. In 35 cities, fast food workers are striking for a $15 minimum wage and the right to organize.
Much of the press is speculating about whether President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington can reach the “King standard.” But this is the wrong standard by which to measure the president.
As we remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, it is a good time to reflect on our own dreams of what our society could become. What is my dream? It starts with jobs. But it goes on from there.
In 1963 the March on Washington called for an increase in the minimum wage. But it was higher then than it is today, though productivity has risen. Our nation's wealth has gone to the top 1 percent. That's not freedom.
This week thousands gathered to remember the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," and recommit to Dr. King's unfinished dream. But the challenge of delivering on the dream remains.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that a full employment economy is a prerequisite for economic justice. A renewed movement demanding full employment is now more crucial than ever.
Now that a student loan interest-rate bill has passed the Senate and is almost certain to pass the House this week, it is time to take a closer look at […]
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) thinks that it is not Congress’s job to keep college affordable. That’s what she said at a House Education and the Workforce Committee markup last week […]
Reports are that a student loan deal is in the works, with a vote as early as today. If consummated, it will have bipartisan support in the Senate and the […]
Congress should do the right thing the right thing for our people, our country and our economy and provide a free college education to everyone who qualifies. Instead student loan […]
Senators met with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday night to hash out a student loan deal – and came up with another bad solution for students. Have […]
Once this nation saw higher education as a citadel of learning, growth, and opportunity. Now student debt is being used as a cash cow to subsidize corporate tax breaks, while […]
Republicans in the Senate rejected their own student loan deal today after the Congressional Budget Office released its potential cost. The CBO announced today that the bipartisan student loan deal […]
Last night, a group of Democratic senators did the unthinkable. They signed on to a plan that increases interest rates on student loans substantially. Why? The Republicans filibustered the bill that would have passed easily otherwise.