Rosena Moore lifts a piece of paper with the words "Shame on you!" written in black ink. Somewhere, inside the Grand Event Center in Northfield, comedian Bill Maher is warming up. "This man spews crap out of his mouth," says Moore, a retired nurse. "I thought we were past this in our country." Se ... More >>
Earlier this year, HBO's Bill Maher launched a new website known as "Flip A District," where viewers could ponder the worst U.S. representative. The hope being that bad publicity would oust one poor bastard from power in the next election. For months, the votes poured in through Twitter, and on Fr ... More >>
Using data from the Institute for College Access and Success, the Washington Post's Wonkblog put together an interactive state-by-state map looking at which states produce college graduates with the highest average debt load.With regard to the class of 2012 -- the most recent class for which data is ... More >>
Education comes second to institutional income at a steep price
Bachmann got lots of small contributions, and a handful of big ones.As of June 30, Michele Bachmann's campaign warchest had about $3.7 million in it, $2 million of which she rolled over from her own political action committee. That still means Bachmann for President raised about $1.7 million in a ... More >>
j.o.h.n. walkerCongratulations, debt slaves!How can you tell when a college or university is taking advantage of its students? When the school is better at signing them up for student loans than it is at preparing them for the job market. By that test, some Minnesota schools aren't doing so well ... More >>
Meanwhile 15.7 percent of graduates default
It's July 1, which means Minnesota has some new laws. We've collected a list of things you could have done yesterday, but today you would be breaking the law.
That would come at a hefty price tag of $70 billion. By comparison, it's a drop in the hat next to the more than $800 billion stimulus package just passed by the U.S. House.
Applying for financial aid but have a drug rap? Just say "no."