Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tag: student debt

Faced with ‘baseless political lawsuits,’ Biden extends student loan payment freeze

"This is a welcome step towards stimulating the economy and providing some economic relief to millions of Americans."

DOJ appeals as Trump judge blocks student debt cancellation with ‘farcical’...

"A federal judge conspired with right-wing politicians and corrupt corporations to block life-changing student debt relief for tens of millions of families," said one campaigner.

Republican AGs, dark money groups scheme to sue over student debt...

Conservatives are hoping right-wing courts will intervene to deny debt relief to tens of millions of borrowers.

Biden announces new student debt cancellation plan

This plan will eliminate student debt for near 20 million Americans and reduce debt for another 43 million people.

Anonymous donor pays tuition balance for Wiley College graduates

The estimated total debt of the more than 100 students in Wiley College's class of 2022 totaled $300,000.

$1,896,944,109,232: Time to hit reset on student debt. All of it.

In the richest country in the history of the world, it is absurd, to say the least, that we have sentenced an entire generation to a lifetime of debt simply for doing what was expected of them — getting a college education.

Why canceling student debt is a matter of racial justice

Student debt disproportionately impacts Black and Brown Americans. It’s time to end this collective financial burden, and the president can do so with the stroke of a pen.

“Debt shaming” has dampened democracy

As crucial steps to reduce income inequality, we need to reject “debt shaming” and insist on cancelation of student debt.

‘I don’t believe in a cutoff’: AOC says Biden shouldn’t means-test...

"Canceling $50,000 in debt is where you really make a dent in inequality and the racial wealth gap. $10,000 isn't."

‘Keep fighting’: Schumer ‘making progress’ on canceling student debt

"Write, call, email," urged the Democratic leader, who said President Joe Biden is "more open" to the proposal than ever before.

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Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

What’s really at stake in a politically charged Supreme Court case on elections

Moore v. Harper could transform the law—but not in the way that many pundits, or even politicians, anticipate.

The renewable energy transition is failing

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.

‘Love wins again’: Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage

"Today we celebrate this win, tomorrow we continue to fight for the justice and equity that every American deserves."

175 nations start negotiations for legally binding international treaty on plastic pollution

Negotiators from 175 nations will create a team of scientists to address the plastic pollution crisis worldwide.