Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Pay ‘Em Like Bankers

So what's it worth to you to prevent world-wide economic collapse, or even a major interruption of essential services, like power or water? These are...

Did Facebook’s Privacy Problems Foretell the IPO?

For anyone who plays the stock market -- and I confess I do from time to time -- the drama that unfolded over the...

Hello Citizens United, Goodbye CFPB: Consequences of the Wisconsin Recall

I have watched with horror Republican efforts to emasculate, strangle and kill the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. At present, there are at least...

A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Suddenly, and finally, everywhere we turn somebody is talking about the student debt disaster. Headlines scream it. The presidential campaigns are beginning to seriously...

Is It True About Commencement Speeches? (A Response to James Franco)

Over the past few months, in preparation for and in reflection of the commencement address I had the privilege of giving at the Mason...

Crowdsourcing the Student Loan Mess

For the record, I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Hitler Youth. I point this out because based...
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It’s Time to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

If you're worried about student loan debt, what it means for graduating seniors and for the future of our nation, congratulations. That means you're...

The Other Student Loan Slow Jam: Is It Time for a National Service Corps?

If you haven't taken the time to watch Obama slow jam the news on Late Night from last week, take the time. It was...

Say Something Already! Obama and Romney’s Housing Crisis

President Obama, Governor Romney and their backers may be spending hundreds of millions of dollars to live in the most expensive and exclusive house...

Obama’s Mortgage Task Force: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Maybe you're reading about it less and less. It doesn't seem to be the lead story on many national news broadcasts anymore. But it's...