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The CFPB Is Suing Navient: Here’s What Student Loan Borrowers Need To Know

In the aftermath of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) lawsuit against Navient, the largest servicer of federal and private student loans in the country, we wanted to get in touch with our readers about what this could mean for their own student loans.

Congress Is Invoking A Little-Known Law To Undo Obama’s Regulatory Legacy

In these first weeks of the Trump administration, you may have heard some chatter about the Congressional Review Act (CRA). If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. It’s a controversial, clunky statute that, until last week, had been used successfully only once before in history. But ...

Who Said It: A Character From Mad Men Or Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick, Andrew Puzder?

The 1960s called... they want Trump's cabinet back.

Meet The 27-Year-Old Lawyer Pushing Back Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Melissa Trent is a 27-year-old attorney in New York City. After learning about President Trump’s executive order banning entry into the U.S. for people from seven Muslim-majority countries, she volunteered to fight back in the best way she knew how: using her legal expertise.

“No Ban, No Wall. America Is Meant For All”

While President Trump has been busy making false claims about protecting our national security, Americans have been busy at airport baggage claims across the country, snaking around carousels to protest the discriminatory ban and provide legal counsel to affected people.

How Enrolling in an Income-Driven Repayment Plan Saved My Life

After graduating from college, I was ready to take on the world. I had my degree in hand, a big accomplishment checked off my bucket list, and, accompanying my newly enriched education, a newfound self-confidence that I hoped would make me appealing to employers as I applied for open positions. ...

Mainstream Media, Millennials, And Student Debt: The Great Divide

The Great Recession officially ended during the summer of 2009, but for Millennials in higher education the economic malaise persists and continues to grow.

How To Enroll In An Income-Driven Repayment Program: A Three-Step Guide

IDR plans are designed to cap your monthly federal student loan payments at 10-15 percent of your discretionary income and forgive your outstanding loan balance after 20-25 years. If that means more money leftover for Netflix and car payments each month, we’re on board.

We Need to Talk About Racist Drug Policing on College Campuses

On any given day in America, you can walk into a prison and witness the racial disparities of our criminal justice system. According to Human Rights Watch, police arrest black people for drug possession more than three times as often as white people, thus ensuring that people of color are ...

Betsy DeVos: The Most Anti-Public Education Nominee For Secretary Of Education Ever

Meet Betsy DeVos. She’s the billionaire Republican fundraiser from Michigan that Trump has just nominated to head the Department of Education.

When Racism Erupts On College Campuses

People of color cannot escape racism, not even at institutions of higher learning.

So, You Want To Run For Local Office

If you are fed up with the way politics are working in the United States, consider a run for local office. Our guide can help you through the process.

#TurkeyTalkGuide: Your Guide To Surviving Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

We wanted to make sure that you're going into Turkey Day feeling confident and proud of all of our country's progressive victories over the past few years.

Countering Islamophobia, One Joke At A Time

Historically, Muslim-Americans have defended their faith through political debates, theological discussions, and activism-based efforts. But a relatively new means of fighting discrimination is growing among the younger generation of Muslim-Americans: comedy.

Hocus SCOTUS: 7 Reasons Why Not Having a Ninth Supreme Court Justice Is Scarier Than Any Movie You’ll Watch This Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and Washington, D.C. is teeming with pumpkins, ghost décor, and… a vacancy on the nation’s highest court, the United States Supreme Court.

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