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A Cynical Ploy for Votes?

In a Pope Center commentary, my colleague Jay Schalin takes a look at the president’s recent moves on the growing student-loan crisis. He contends that it is just a cynical ploy to keep support high among students. Impossible for me to find fault with that conclusion.

George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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The Democrats Made Two Joe Biden Miscalculations

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Our Modern Satyricon

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