How Many Americans Want Student Loan Forgiveness?

How Many Americans Want Student Loan Forgiveness?

It’s college graduation season, so in this episode of The United Stats of America, host Galen Druke interviews incoming New York University graduates about some of the issues facing college students today. How comfortable do students feel voicing their opinions on campus? And how many young people think the government should cancel student loan debt … Read more

US offers Ukraine $1 billion loan to support economy amid tensions with Russia

US offers Ukraine $1 billion loan to support economy amid tensions with Russia

The United States has offered a sovereign loan guarantee to Ukraine of up to $1 billion to support the country’s economy as the Eastern European country prepares for a possible Russian invasion any day, the Department of State announced on Monday. The offer “will bolster Ukraine’s ability to ensure economic stability, growth, and prosperity for … Read more

Banker sentenced to year in prison in Manafort loan scheme

Banker sentenced to year in prison in Manafort loan scheme

“I sit here deeply, deeply humbled,” he said, fighting back tears. He added: “I never sought to gain fame or power.” Defense Attorney Paul Schoeman had argued for a non-prison sentence for Calk, calling him “a good and decent man who led a law-abiding life. … It’s an aberration that he’s in this courtroom.” The … Read more

Axios Austin readers weigh in on student loan debt

Axios Austin readers weigh in on student loan debt

Readers shared wide-ranging thoughts how on student loan debt and the ongoing repayment pause impact them. Driving the news: Americans were originally scheduled to begin repaying their student loans this week after a nearly two-year pause and 0% interest rates. Yes, but: President Biden announced in December that payments wouldn’t resume until May 1, extending … Read more

How Canceling Student Loan Debt Would Be Strategically Smart for Biden

How Canceling Student Loan Debt Would Be Strategically Smart for Biden

Students protest the rising cost of student loans on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on September 22, 2012. (David McNew / Getty Images) EDITOR’S NOTE:Every week we post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column on WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina’s column here. Subscribe to something The nation Subscribe now for just $ … Read more