The Supreme Court shows how 'minority rule' is a problem in the US, and its Roe decision was a 'blow for the rule of law,' experts say

Sep 24, 2022

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, driven by the conservative justices on the high court, sent shockwaves across the country and sparked criticism around the world. The decision upended nearly a half century of legalized abortion in the US. Leading progressives in Washington like Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have decried the move as anti-democratic and a sign that the US is under "minority rule." They've pointed to recent polling that shows a majority of American ...read more

25 High Paying Summer Jobs for Teens and College Students

Sep 24, 2022

If you're a teenager or a college student, it might be tempting to kick back and relax during the summer. Or, maybe it's the only time you can plan adventures with friends and family. As the legendary Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys perfectly put it, "Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun." Due - Due I believe there is some truth to that sentiment. But landing a summer job can provide valuable life experience. Personally, w ...read more

Activists just wiped out nearly $16 million in private student loans for students who attended a now-defunct for-profit college

Sep 24, 2022

Students who attended a now defunct for-profit college just got a million-dollar gift. On Friday, the Debt Collective — a debtor's union pushing for abolishment of all forms of debt — announced its sister organization, the Rolling Jubilee Fund bought, and wiped out, $16 million in private student loans for over 7,000 former students that attended Vista College. Vista was a for-profit school based in El Paso, Texas that declared bankruptcy and shut down last year, and it was included in th ...read more

You're Wrong About 'Breaking the Seal'

Sep 24, 2022

Photo: Syda Productions (Shutterstock) I was at a college party the first time I heard it: “If you break the seal,” my friend said darkly, “you’ll break the deal.” I was on my way to the bathroom, a standard and reasonable journey we all undertake multiple times per day—but, according to party legend, one that should put off as long as possible when consuming alcohol. The thinking is that once you pee for the first time while drinking, you’ll then have to pee a b ...read more