Jenny Schnurr

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Tom Harkin Wants To Take Money From College Students To Pay Reviled Loan Contractors

An outgoing Senate Democrat wants to take federal money from low-income college students to pay student loan contractors, whose tactics toward borrowers have been criticized by consumer advocates, federal regulators and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.<p>Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the …

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person

Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was "privileged."<p>"THE F&CK!?!?" I said.<p>I came from the kind of poor that people don't want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you …

Sweden school choice: The country’s disastrous experiment with Milton Friedman and vouchers.

Every three years, Americans wring their hands over the state of our schools compared with those in other countries. The occasion is the triennial …

How conservatives won with Obamacare

A few months after Obamacare's launch — back when HealthCare.Gov still seemed like a computer virus built by Ted Cruz to forever discredit the federal government — I attended a dinner where an Obamacare skeptic laid out a simple test for predicting the program's survival: were insurers joining or …

Non-Partisan Congressional Tax Report Debunks Core Conservative Economic Theory-GOP Suppresses Study

What do you do when the Congressional Research Service, the completely non-partisan arm of the Library of Congress that has been advising Congress—and only Congress—on matters of policy and law for nearly a century, produces a research study that finds absolutely no correlation between the top tax …

25 Tiny Habits That Could Totally Change Your Life

Annie Mueller<p>Read full profile<p>Research, as well as common sense and personal experience, is showing us that small steps get us to far away places. …

One percent’s twisted new heist: What’s really behind privatization

<b>Jamie Dimon, Donald Trump, David Koch (Reuters/Yuri Gripas/AP/Dan Hallman/Evan Agostini)</b><p>Outsourcing government not only leads to poor services — it’s killing the middle class, an expert tells Salon<p>Elias Isquith<p>June 6, 2014 12:30pm (UTC)<p>As most experts and layman enthusiasts will tell you, there's …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

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5 ways privatization is fleecing American taxpayers

Government outsourcing goes horribly wrong more often than not. Here are a few representative horror stories<p>For decades we’ve been subjected to constant propaganda that government is inefficient, bureaucratic and expensive. We’re told that the answer is to “privatize,” or “outsource” government …

All 21 Xbox One Launch Day Games in One Place

The second next-gen shoe’s about to drop: Microsoft’s $500 Xbox One arrives in the U.S. this coming Friday, November 22, a week after Sony’s …

The 14 Best Android Widgets for 2014

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The First 10 Things to Do With a New Android Phone

There’s nothing like that new phone feeling. One minute, you’re marveling over your slab of plastic and metal, and the next, you’re panicking over …

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Israel accused of cracking down on lawyers

<b>Ramallah, occupied West Bank -</b> A Ramallah-based rights group is accusing Israeli authorities of cracking down on Palestinian lawyers, following a series of indictments and arrests of attorneys based on charges of passing information between Hamas members in and outside Israeli prisons.<p>The …

Special Feature: The Truth (and Doubts) about Gun Control

<i>In this Special Feature, the Fog of Policy examines the facts and myths surrounding gun death and gun control in modern-day America. Click here for a</i> …

There is absolutely no reason to restrict women's options for abortion access

<i>This is the second part of a series in which I'll respond to commenters' questions, concerns or bafflement about previous columns. This week, I'm talking about abortion.</i><p>There were a lot of passionate responses to my piece last week, "My 28 week pregnancy and a 20-week abortion ban: why choice still …

How the rich stole our money — and made us think they were doing us a favor

Pushing people toward stocks, real estate and credit cards have all come at a cost — and with one goal in mind<p>If you've paid attention to the economy over the last few years, you've doubtless seen the charts and figures showing the decline of the American middle class in concert with the explosion …

Waiting for a millennial revolution: Could baby boomers’ worst nightmare finally come true?

It’s been decades since Americans effectively took action to upend the status quo. But that could be changing…<p>I'll never forget the time, waiting tables in Boston at the start of the Iraq War, when I overheard a group of aging baby boomers nervously wonder aloud when the young people of America …

Here's why your asthma inhaler costs so damn much

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>It's because pharma companies fought to make sure that cheap inhalers were banned.

Conservative Sentencing Reform: Politically Savvy, Morally Right

Darlene Eckles was not a drug user or dealer when she was indicted in 2004. After her troubled brother Rick used her house to sell crack cocaine …

Mississippi abortion clinic fights to stay open during federal court hearing

A Mississippi law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at local hospitals would effectively shut down the state's only abortion clinic and pose an unconstitutional burden on women seeking abortions, an attorney told a federal appeals court Monday.<p>Julie Rikelman argued …

The NRA meets its potent new foe: moms

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Watch as parents and survivors brandish a new weapon: the gun lobby’s own words.

Why middle class can't afford rents

A decent, safe and affordable home is something all Americans need to thrive. While the lowest-income households continue to lack access to affordable rental homes, increasingly, middle-income households are also shut out.<p>A new analysis by Zillow finds that the typical renter can no longer afford …

Monsanto GM soy is scarier than you think

The Terrible Fear of Paying the Poor Too Much

Republicans in America suffer a crippling anxiety. It’s the terrible fear of corporations paying poor workers too much.<p>The GOP is so afraid that the nation’s lowest wage earners will get a raise that Republican politicians across the country are working overtime to outlaw wages above $7.25 an hour …

Maine Republican Says He’s Qualified To Be A Senator Because Smacking His Wife Around Means He Has Guts

Erick Bennett is running in a primary challenge against incumbent Susan Collins to be Maine’s next US Senator. According to Bennett, he’s qualified …

Tax day 2014: more new taxes would make a better society

Happy Tax Day. Yes, I say that every year. Yes, I still mean it. Yes, I know that not many people feel the same way.<p>Nobody likes writing checks to …

Occupy was right: capitalism has failed the world

One of the slogans of the 2011 Occupy protests was 'capitalism isn't working'. Now, in an epic, groundbreaking new book, French economist Thomas Piketty explains why they're right<p>The École d'économie de Paris (the Paris School of Economics) is actually situated in the most un-Parisian part of the …

29 Foods You Didn't Know You Could DIY

There's nothing more intoxicating than the power to create limitless numbers of tater tots in your own home.