The Plight of College Students

It’s college application season. That means millions of high school seniors around the country are scrambling to finalize applications and essays. However, at the same time, they are asking themselves, “how will I pay for this?” Education is the great equalizer in our country. We pride ourselves on being a meritocracy – on the idea that anyone, including those who grow up in the poorest neighborhoods, can pull themselves out of poverty through education. People with a college degree earn 98 percent more per hour than those with a high…

More WikiLeaks on Hillary Clinton

As part of a continuation of hacks targeting the Clinton campaign throughout this election cycle, last Friday’s revelations forced her campaign onto the defensive, as the leaks framed her as someone with uncomfortably close ties to Wall Street. In these leaked excerpts of speeches to major financial institutions, Clinton spoke of reforming Wall Street “from [within] the industry itself,” which might draw the ire of disenchanted supporters of Bernie Sanders, who repeatedly throughout his campaign urged the former secretary of state to release the transcripts of speeches she had made…