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Subsidized Decline

A political storm is brewing in Washington over the consequences of rising college costs, but few politicians are talking about the causes of the problem, particularly since a major perpetrator ...

Fact-Checking the Student-Loan Mess

The Washington Post’s “fact checker” took Senator Lamar Alexander to task on Wednesday for a claim he made a week ago, that “Democrats, when they passed the health-care law, took $50 billion ...
Politics & Policy

Forgive Student Loans?

As the Wall Street protests grow and expand beyond New York, growing scrutiny of the nascent movement is warranted. What do these folks want? Alongside their ranting about the inequality ...

Over-educated and Over-indebted

President Obama’s signing of the education bill is triply disastrous. First, he violated basic tenets of representative democracy by tying otherwise politically unattainable education changes to the health-care bill. Second, the ...
Politics & Policy

Costly Lessons

In a typical year over the past generation, the cost of attending college has risen at about double the rate of inflation. Family incomes have not kept pace. And despite ...