FROM Astra Taylor
Rolling Jubilee and Student Debt A group of Corinthian College students met with government officials to protest paying their student debt. Corinthian College was forced to sell it’s campuses after an investigation by the feds turned up predatory lending practices. The students say they shouldn’t have to pay for loans they took out because Corinthian didn’t hold up their end of the bargain to, you know, actually educate them. And the student protests have attracted the attention of Washington, mainly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We talk to Astra Taylor from Rolling Jubilee, a group that buys and forgives debt. The group has been organizing the Corinthian students.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.