Cause and Effect, Student Loan Edition

OK given that we are now arresting people over their student loans: Believe it or not, the US Marshals Service in Houston is arresting people for not paying their outstanding federal student loans. Paul Aker says he was arrested at his home last week for a $1500 federal student loan he received in 1987. He … Continue reading Cause and Effect, Student Loan Edition

Stephen Fry and the bag lady

I've been a fan of Stephen Fry from back in the days of Jeeves and Wooster, when he and a very young pre-House M.D. Hugh Laurie rocked the London 1930s stories. Then I came across Black Adder, and my fate was sealed. Over the years, Fry has been very outspoken on many subjects in a … Continue reading Stephen Fry and the bag lady

Dear GOP Senate you’re about to be played again

“The target audience for all this activity was 535 people in Washington,” Treglia says — 100 in the Senate, 435 in the House. “The idea was to create an impression that a mass movement was afoot — that everywhere they looked, in academic institutions, in the business community, in religious groups, in ethnic groups, everywhere, … Continue reading Dear GOP Senate you’re about to be played again