Another For-Profit College Folds

Another For-Profit College Folds

Picking the right college isn’t a fun process. Whether you’re a high school student eyeing your next step or a bit older looking to improve your career, the cycle of researching dozens of schools, preparing lengthy applications, waiting to hear back, and then figuring...
Donald Trump’s Run Could Shatter the Republican Party

Donald Trump’s Run Could Shatter the Republican Party

Is Donald Trump’s presidential bid terrifying you? Try to relax. The bullying billionaire probably can’t make it to the White House. He needs to win a majority of all voters, not just Republicans. That will be tough when nearly two out of three of Americans already...
The GOP’s Can’t-do Attitude

The GOP’s Can’t-do Attitude

The second Republican presidential debate shed light on why the GOP doesn’t want to do anything about climate change. Senator Marco Rubio led the way, misconstruing the shift toward green-energy — which even Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden says is in...
Five Biggest Losers of the GOP Debate

Five Biggest Losers of the GOP Debate

None of the eleven candidates on stage came out the clear winner or loser after the second GOP debate last night. While differing slightly in style and delivery, the candidates tended to agree on their vision for the future of the country. That vision is frightening....
Seven Fantasies of the GOP Presidential Debate

Seven Fantasies of the GOP Presidential Debate

The Fox News debate between ten of the top presidential contenders in the Republican primary largely ignored the issues most pressing to ordinary people and to the environment.  Here are the seven worst moments from the debate in which the candidates and moderators...
Severing a Higher Education Lifeline

Severing a Higher Education Lifeline

Three months ago, I walked across the stage at the University of Mississippi to claim my Bachelor’s diploma. Throwing my cap into the Oxford summer air, I felt a sense of accomplishment, but also a sense of uncertainty. What’s next for me? My long-term goal is to help...
Candidates Stop Saying ‘Middle Class’

Candidates Stop Saying ‘Middle Class’

Presidential candidates are getting creative when it comes to describing the middle class, according to The New York Times. Why? Because the middle class in America is shrinking. As a result, the term no longer connotes aspirational, feel-good emotions. Long...
Obama’s Triple Crown

Obama’s Triple Crown

It was only a couple years ago that I was bemoaning Obama’s failure to fulfill his promise to resolve major confrontations in the world diplomatically. “Smart power,” in the Obama lexicon, had largely been window dressing on the same old exercise of hard power — the...
Immigration Reform in 2013 and Beyond

Immigration Reform in 2013 and Beyond

With a handful of legislators finally beginning to tackle the broken U.S. immigration system, immigration reform is back on the front page in the United States for the first time this decade. But it has never been off the radar for immigrant groups, who have witnessed...
Build a Nation, Not a Fence

Build a Nation, Not a Fence

As I looked onto the tens of thousands of people proudly waving American flags at April’s immigration rally in Washington, D.C., I couldn’t help but think of my immigrant parents. Both of my parents grew up in poor farming towns in Mexico. Driven by a lack...
Rubio’s False Promise

Rubio’s False Promise

Sen. Marco Rubio will release his memoir, An American Son in June. In what his publisher is billing as an inspirational story, the Florida Republican writes about his family’s emigration from Cuba and details the sacrifices that his working-class parents made so...
Playing Politics with the Courts

Playing Politics with the Courts

Americans rely on having a fair and functioning judicial system that’s there for us when we need it. The courtroom is one place where we can go, no matter who we are, and know we’ll have a fair hearing — no matter whom we’re up against. But for...