America's growing student debt burden is due to price hikes, sure, but it's also the result of increased costs of living and the fact that more and more students are heading to campus. And ultimately, we're not yet at the point where those with the ability to graduate are really being priced out of an education. The trick is making sure we don't get there.
The fiscal cliff creates an enormous opportunity to end an era in which it was never, ever permissible to raise taxes. In the pre-Grover days, conservatives believed passionately in pay-as-you-go government. A tough stand by progressives will make it easier for conservatives to return to the path of fiscal responsibility.
According to a report by Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce (CEW), Bachelor’s degree holders earn 84% more than those with only a high school diploma. Moreover, the degree you choose greatly impacts your earnings.
According to a new report released by Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute, Florida could expand its Medicaid program by between 800,000 and 1.3 million lives without incurring any additional costs.
Conservatives and liberals will still be battling each other in 2016. But if the arguments take place in a more confident and optimistic country, they will be simultaneously more constructive and a good deal less nasty. Obama’s task is to get us there.