College Humor Video Points Out How College Loans Became So Evil

Americans currently owe a staggering $1.3 trillion in student debt, and the history of how college loans became such a monstrous problem for a whole generation of students is a shady, disturbing tale.  What's worse is many students don't even know the difference between “good” debt and “bad” debt.

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The Slippery Slope Of The Oligarchy Media Model

Rodney Benson, New York University and Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania

On July 28, Apple heiress Laurene Powell Jobs bought a majority stake in The Atlantic.

It’s the latest media purchase by the billionaire class, a group that includes Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (the Washington Post), Boston Red Sox owner John Henry (the Boston Globe), billionaire Glen Taylor (the Minneapolis Star-Tribune) and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson (the Las Vegas Review-Journal).

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Paris and Los Angeles Bids to Host Olympics Expose Deeper Crisis at Olympic Games

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach stands between Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett to announce winning bids for the upcoming games. AP Photo/Martin Mejia

John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

It’s official: We now have hosts for the next two Summer Olympics. Paris will host in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028.

It looks like a victory for the International Olympic Committee, as the result could be Olympic Games without the embarrassments of empty seats and foul water of Rio, the massive cost overruns of Sochi or the awkward political moments of Beijing.

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