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Second Stimulus vs. Austerity Measures

As we continue to spin our wheels in what, at best, could be described as a stagnant economy, the debate over the best economic course of action going forward is about to pick up additional steam.  We find ourselves at a critical time in terms of the health of the world economy and the decisions that will be made over the next few months will be dispositive on the question of how much longer the economic crisis will last and how much more painful it will be.


Help Me Help You!

It's been a crazy ride this last year and a half, fighting on behalf of current and former students buried under mounds of intractable student loan debt.  I've never been prouder of anything I've ever accomplished in my life and it has been my absolute pleasure working with so many wonderful people in trying to right this enormous injustice.

Co-Hosting Shared Sacrifice on BlogTalkRadio!

I am honored by the invitation from Matt Stannard and Gary Barkley of Shared Sacrifice to co-host their show on BlogTalkRadio this Saturday, May 22 at 2pm Eastern.  Please join us for an hour of honest, open dialogue about the issues that matter most today.  Since it's my first time doing anything like this, I'd greatly appreciate your support by tuning in!

Metro - Dealing with Student Loans

Many thanks to columnist Bruce Walsh for helping us to keep the momentum going!

Despite our nearly hour-long conversation, only so much room could be devoted to the story - I only wish I could have offered more advice on avoiding student debt pitfalls - but, hopefully, there will be plenty more opportunities to do so in the future.

Pass it on!

Publish Date: 
April 26, 2010

Forgive Student Loan Debt Movement

Many thanks to the folks at College Parent Magazine for promoting our movement!

Publish Date: 
March 25, 2010

How Far are You Willing to Go to be Heard by Congress? (Pick the most aggressive form of Protest you'd be Comfortable With).

The Opposite of "Progressive" Is Not "Conservative"

Contrary to what Beck, Limbaugh, Palin, Hannity, Coulter and the rest of their ilk would have us believe, the opposite of "progressive" isn't "conservative" - it's regressive. You're either in favor of progressing as a civilization (becoming more civilized) or you're in favor of regressing as one (becoming less civilized).

Rolling Stone - Democrats to Student Loan Reform: Drop Dead!

". . .six Democratic senators — Tom Carper, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, Bill Nelson, Mark Warner and Jim Webb — are working to blow up Obama’s top education reform: Ending the corporate profiteering on government loans for college students."

Publish Date: 
March 11, 2010

Washington Monthly: Obama's Loan Forgiveness

"Basically, students could cap their monthly loan payments to ten percent of their income. This is an interesting idea but Obama isn’t exactly getting all Robert Applebaum with student debt just yet."

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March 2, 2010 - Money College: One student's losing battle with private student loans

This blogger seems to have really struck a nerve, generating over 1000 comments to her piece in just 24 hours!  Join the discussion!

Publish Date: 
February 26, 2010


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