Sorry Hillary Clinton, Emojis Can’t Fix College Costs

If Hillary Clinton wants her plan to improve college affordability to be taken seriously perhaps she should go easy on the lame attempts at social media. Earlier this week Clinton took to Twitter to ask people to use emojis to describe their feelings about student debt. It went about as bad as you imagine. How…
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Democrats are Becoming Desperate to Conservatism’s Growth Among Young Adults

Today’s college students grew up in a time of great political turmoil. When a little-known junior senator from Illinois swept onto the political scene many of us were still in grade school, where we cared immensely more about voting for class superlatives than voting for president. We were simply too young to understand just how…
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Job Growth is Happening. Wage Growth Isn’t. Here’s How to Fix It

GBP@cker1983!   The Social Security Administration—an agency whose publications usually make for good bedtime reading—issued a loud and clear wake up call to Americans. Here’s a description of the findings courtesy of Michael Snyder at ZeroHedge: The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling.  Last year, 50…
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The Higher Education Status Quo Is Failing More and More Young People

The claws are out for defenders of the status quo in higher education. The latest assault on their worldview comes from the results of a Gallup survey that shows that increasing levels of college debt decreases happiness, health, job satisfaction, and a myriad of other measures of well being. Susan Dynarski, a professor of education…
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High Student Loan Default Rates a Clarion Call for Reform

It’s a pretty simple, if tragic reality. College costs keep rising and the value of education keeps dropping. Something has to give right? In almost any other sector of the economy the answer would be a resounding yes. Consumers—students in this case—would demand more for their dollars. But something strange has happened to our higher…
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New Study Shows American Dream Fading Among America's Youth

The definition of the “American Dream” has changed over time. During the nation’s founding the term was wrapped up in the New World mystique in which everyone had the opportunity to own their own piece of land. In the 19th century, as the young nation was flooded by immigrants from Ireland, Germany, Italy, and other…
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For Obama Fundraising Clearly Trumps Governing

The United States is slogging through the deepest and longest economic malaise since the Great Depression. Millions of Americans are out of work. Over 50 percent of recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed. The housing market is still in the dumps. And the national debt continues to soar towards historic levels because of…
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Broken Student Loan Bureaucracy Costing Young Adults Thousands

Obama’s attempt to woo college students is akin to a carefully orchestrated magic trick. While Obama has his captive audience watching his right hand attempt to keep student loan rates low, the left is hiding the utterly dismal economic state that young adults are graduating into. But what if the deception is even cleverer than…
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Obama's Real Priority is Reelection, Not America's Struggling Youth

If young adults are wondering where they fall in President Obama’s priority list, they can rest assured it isn’t first. In an exchange between CRNC Chairman Alex Schriver and the Democratic National Committee’s Patrick Gaspard it became clear that campaigning, not governing, is at the top of Obama’s agenda. “This is a bill in 2007…
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