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5 Reasons Biden’s College Loan Amnesty Is Bad Policy and Bad Politics
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5 Reasons Biden’s College Loan Amnesty Is Bad Policy and Bad Politics

President Joe Biden is considering, and likely to implement, a plan to relieve student loan debt for many Americans. Recent reports suggest he will forgive $10,000 per debt-holder.Democrats are banking on this move to energize their base and motivate voters to show up at the polls in November. But this isn’t just bad policy, it’s bad politics.Here are five reasons why:1. It makes the problem worse.The biggest proponent of bailing out loans, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, often talks about how it was so much cheaper for her to go to college in the 1960s, but her solution would make things exponentially worse for the generation ahead.Universities are raising the cost of tuition to a degree that is becoming nearly unattainable without generous assistance. But bailing out student loans with...
Ohio Democratic rematch draws last-minute endorsements as candidates clash over progressive credentials
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Ohio Democratic rematch draws last-minute endorsements as candidates clash over progressive credentials

If Democratic voters feel a sense of deja vu Tuesday, it's for good reason. For the second time in less than a year, residents of Ohio's 11th Congressional District headed to the polls to decide between challenger Nina Turner and now-incumbent Rep. Shontel Brown. "Phone banking, text banking, door knocking, we're doing everything we can to call and make sure people are aware this election is happening," Brown told CBS News. The freshman lawmaker is defending her seat after defeating Turner by roughly six percentage points in a special election last November. Turner, a former state senator who also served as the co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign, is also pulling out all the stops. She described herself as "unbought and unbossed" in the mold of the pioneerin...