Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined

Ben Miller, NY Times
Millions of students will arrive on college campuses soon, and they will share a similar burden: college debt. The typical student borrower will take out $6,600 in a single year, averaging $22,000 in debt by graduation, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Sy Hersh Is Calling!

James Rosen, The National Interest
Seymour Hersh, in his Buddy Holly eyeglasses, unmemorable suit and rumpled raincoat—a cross between Woody Allen and Columbo—was enough to set hardened bureaucratic lifers atremble.

America’s Crisis Is Three-Tiered Justice

Ned Ryun, American Greatness
Last week brought to the fore a serious problem now threatening to undermine the very foundations of America's constitutional republic: we no longer have equal application of justice under the law. The rule of law has become trifurcated, with a different application of the law depending

It Would Only Take One Senator

James Fallows, The Atlantic
With Republicans clinging to a precarious 50–49 majority, every individual GOP senator can serve as a check on Trump’s excesses whenever they choose to act.

Experts assemble for UN-hosted meeting on ‘killer robots’

GENEVA (AP) - Experts from scores of countries are meeting to discuss ways to define and deal with "killer robots" - futuristic weapons systems that could conduct war without human intervention.

The weeklong gathering that opened Monday is the second at U.N. offices in Geneva this year to focus on ...

A life of courage, politics came down to 1 vote for McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) - For John McCain, a lifetime of courage, contradictions and contrarianism came down to one vote, in the middle of the night, in the twilight of his career.

The fate of President Donald Trump's long effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law hung in the balance as ...

First asylum seeker boat in 4 years reaches Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The first asylum seeker boat has reached Australia in more than four years, a government minister said Monday, as new concerns were raised about the psychological state of children who arrived earlier and were banished by the government.

Australia has virtually stopped such boat arrivals by ...

The Latest: Romania recalls McCain’s anti-corruption letter

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on services for Sen. John McCain and other related activities after his death on Saturday at his Arizona home (all times local):

7:25 a.m.

U.S. Sen. John McCain is being remembered in Romania for a letter he sent to the government urging the East European ...

Romanian or Russian? A geopolitical issue in Moldova

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Japan's ambassador to Moldova is fluent in the country's official language: Romanian. But in a geopolitical twist, the mayor of the eastern European nation's second-largest city is a Russian speaker who needed a translator when he met the diplomat last month.

While Balti Mayor Nicolai Grigorisin's ...

In Arizona, replacing McCain a political balancing act

PHOENIX (AP) - Sen. John McCain's death in office has handed Arizona's governor an empty Senate seat to give out - and a difficult political puzzle to solve before he does.

Arizona law requires only that Gov. Doug Ducey name a replacement who is a member of McCain's Republican Party ...