We know students and families across generations are struggling with their debt. High debt can also have serious impact on the economy: causing a generation of Americans to hold off starting a family, buying a house, or even saving for retirement.
The status quo is unsustainable. Passing immigration reform is an economic imperative, and it will positively impact millions of businesses across America in every sector.
Today's barriers to the ballot might look different than they did when the League was founded 94 years ago, but they remain threats to our democracy all the same.
I am inspired by the Olympics. Champions deserve to be celebrated. This week, Voices for National Service will honor our own champions who, in my eyes, demonstrate tremendous resilience and tenacity in their efforts to fight for national service.
Our legal system continues to penalize students and graduates by denying them basic consumer protections available for almost every other type of debt -- including gambling debt.
Once upon a time in a century far, far away, the U.S. economy was perceived by one and all as in a "Goldilocks" state: not too cold, not too hot, just right."
In May, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in millions of years. In the United States, we had seven severe weather events that each cost more than $1 billion. Globally, the impacts were even worse.
What a sad spectacle the country is witnessing out of Washington today. A small portion of Republicans is holding their party hostage to a very narrow...
If you're curious about what I used to do as a PR guy for the health insurance industry, how I often took facts and figures and twisted them to advance a specific political or financial agenda, take a look at the behavior of some members of Congress last week.
Californians are welcoming rain, but that hasn't stopped the astonishingly bold-faced water grab by San Joaquin Valley Republicans which would massively redistribute the state's water in the favor of Republican farming districts.
The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.
Although CHIP is authorized through 2019, its funding is running out and will virtually disappear by October 2015 unless Congress takes immediate action. If funding is not continued, millions of children would lose health coverage.
We fixate on the minutiae of score-keeping and numbers-balancing, of how much pink vs. blue, of how the evil patriarchy is ruining girls' lives, while we ignore the forest for the trees.
The question is this: Are our elected officials locked in a conventional view of the way things work, at our expense? Are they stuck with selfish motives and preconceived ideas? Or can they recognize true solutions?
The recent chemical spill disaster in West Virginia has brought into sharp focus the weak measures we have in place for safeguarding people and the environment against exposures to harmful chemicals.
We can help ourselves before it's too late if we are given the flexibility to find workable solutions tailored to each pension plan. Doing nothing will ensure future retirees will have nothing for retirement.