Student loan

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...
Data Breach

Hacking the Federal Log Jam: One Agency at a Time

No doubt you've seen the studies that show how social networking sites hurt productivity, and I am pretty sure you've read, heard or watched...

The New American Pie: Breached, Tracked and Strip Searched

For those of us who care about privacy, these past seven days have truly sucked. With relatively little fanfare in the midst of a cacophonous...

Hey, Get Out of My Face(book)

Over the past few months there’s been a growing hue and cry over reports that some employers ask job applicants for their Facebook login...
Student loan

The Next Bubble: Is It Time for the Feds to Cap College Tuition?

At $1 trillion dollars, student loan debt has eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in American history. To make matters worse, come...

Sluts, Snobs, Seamus and the Almighty Dollar

I've always been a political junkie. Since my earliest days as an observer and later as a participant in all things electoral, the golden...

Flipping the Bird: Is the Fed on Twitter a Horrible Idea?

Even the farsighted Founding Fathers could not have foreseen this -- the Fed is now on Twitter! Just think of the possibilities -- one...