Student Loan Bubble
Student Loan Bubble
Colleges Need Skin in the Game

A higher education reform policy Democrats and Republicans should be able to agree on.

Student Loan Bubble
Private Colleges Fight to Keep Data Away from Students

Private colleges have fought against a federal system that would make data on graduation rates and employment outcomes available to students. This idea’s time may finally have arrived, however: Both parties have gotten behind it.

Student Loan Bubble
Is Student Debt Contributing to Wealth Inequality?

Student loan debt is exacerbating the wealth gap between wealthy students and their less well-off peers.

Student Loan Bubble
University Grifters Get Rich on Student Loans

For-profit American colleges are making their money by preying on disadvantaged and mentally ill students.

Student Loan Bubble
Federal Debt Collectors Get Tough with College Grads

As student debt is elevated to a nation crisis, the feds have become very aggressive—some might say abusive—about fighting bankruptcy cases from distressed borrowers. This has touched off a debate on whether the government has overstepped its bounds by going after students. It’s an ugly situation, but the real problem lies with the federal loans themselves.

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AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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