pell grants

By Marian Wang, ProPublica The federal government must double down on grants to low-income students and dramatically simplify the system of student loans, says a new report by the non-partisan New America Foundation. The report, Read more...
In his never-ending quest to make America like him, Mitt Romney talked to the Columbus Dispatch this week about healthcare... Read more...
This is a blog post written by a long-time Wisconsin reader of my own site who, against daunting odds, pulled herself out of a crappy minimum wage job, chronic poverty, a bad relationship, and an assortment of major health issues (both hers and her Read more...
Paul Ryan is the mastermind behind the extreme GOP budget plan. It's a plan Mitt Romney endorses... Read more...
Just to be clear, it's only living off the government when you do it, not when our Electeds do it. Are we clear now? To avoid a government shutdown at the end of 2011, Republicans succeeded in their campaign to cut the federal Pell Grant Read more...

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I have a secret hope. I hope that on Paul Ryan's Judgment Day, I get to watch from a teeny crack in the door while stifling squeals of glee at his fate. This is a man who loves that authoritarian "We Can't Afford It" line while sucking up Read more...
The Washington Post Sunday Outlook section had an article from the President of American Enterprise Institute, Arthur Brooks, making the conservative case for why wealthy people shouldn't be taxed very much, and why it was so nasty for President Read more...