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MORNING MESSAGE Jeff Bryant Charter Schools’ Billion-Dollar Fraud Stinks Worse Than We Thought When members of Congress repeatedly confronted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about a study finding the federal government’s charter school grant program had wasted...

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MORNING MESSAGE Greg Chung Mayor Pete, It’s Time To Get Big Money Out Of Your Campaign What will it take to get big money out of politics? As a voter and a student, that’s what I want to know from any candidate who wants my vote, so I asked Mayor Pete Buttigieg this...

Mayor Pete, Get Big Money Out Of Your Campaign

Mayor Pete, Get Big Money Out Of Your Campaign

What will it take to get big money out of politics? As a voter and a student, that’s what I want to know from any candidate who wants my vote, so I asked Mayor Pete Buttigieg this when he visited our campus – Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa – this weekend....

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MORNING MESSAGE Payday Lenders Use Installment Loans To Evade Regulations Paige Marta Skiba, Caroline Malone Installment loans seem like a kinder, gentler version of their “predatory” cousin, the payday loan. But for consumers, they may be even more harmful. In fact,...

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MORNING MESSAGE Thom Hartmann Is It Time To Regulate Or Nationalize Facebook? Has Facebook gone from merely being a destination on the internet to something so interwoven in our lives that it should now be considered part of the commons and regulated as such? Is it...

Is It Time To Regulate Or Nationalize Facebook?

Is It Time To Regulate Or Nationalize Facebook?

I was oblivious to the real significance of Facebook in everyday life until the company disabled my personal, private thomhartmann account. The list of “possible” reasons they posted for doing this included “impersonating a celebrity,” so maybe they shut me down...

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MORNING MESSAGE Andrea Flynn What Breast Cancer Taught Me About Unequal Health Care Every weekday for six weeks this fall, I had radiation for early-stage breast cancer. October 9th was my last treatment. This journey has been a lesson in privilege, structural...

What Breast Cancer Taught Me About Unequal Health Care

What Breast Cancer Taught Me About Unequal Health Care

Every weekday for six weeks this fall, I had radiation for early-stage breast cancer. October 9th was my last treatment. This journey has been a lesson in privilege, structural inequality and our broken social and economic systems. In May, I saw my obstetrician in New...

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