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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposes helping debt collectors instead of consumers
When it comes to personal finance, multiple issues confront consumers every day. From ever-deepening student debt, to denials on mortgage applications to small-dollar payday loans that come with legal triple-digit interest rates in 33 states — all contribute to a series of financial challenges.
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Editorial
Harvard makes scapegoat of Sullivan
The Harvard University administration presented a damaging example to the students by terminating the faculty dean Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.
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America’s dangerous gullibility
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America’s dangerous gullibility
Over the years Donald Trump has created the appearance that he is a successful business man. While he always seemed to have sufficient funds to afford an expensive standard of living, a recent report by the New York Times caused the collapse of that grandiose image.
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CFPB denies duty to enforce military lending act
Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney has halted its use of its supervisory powers to fulfill its mandate of Military Lending Act enforcement. Keywords:
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Impeachment — an involved process
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Impeachment — an involved process
The ultimate device to remove a flawed president is the next election, but four years between elections can be a long time to wait. The Founding Fathers anticipated earlier removal, but impeachment is wisely not so simple that it can become a normal strategy for reversing an unfortunate election result.
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Editorial
Medicare for All: A shared benefit
Medicare for All is a primary issue for Sen. Bernie Sanders. At the very least, Americans should learn more about the problem as he campaigns.
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Nation’s racial wealth divide worsens with federal tax cuts
From 1983-2016, the median black family saw their wealth drop by more than half after adjusting for inflation, compared to a 33 percent increase for the median white households.
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A mean-spirited slap at immigrants
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A mean-spirited slap at immigrants
Many view the Trump administration’s policy as little more than another mean spirited attack on undocumented immigrants. Public services for them would be less.
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More parent input would have helped BPS superintendent search
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Community Voices
More parent input would have helped BPS superintendent search
The process of replacing Tommy Chang as Boston Public Schools superintendent is ending the way it began: hurriedly, secretively, and with little apparent consideration of either the desires of the BPS community or for the requirements of this job. The superintendent will directly impact the lives of tens of thousands of Boston’s next generation.
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Opinion
Caring for students takes more than just teachers
Every student deserves to be supported by qualified, caring adults. This includes not only educators but also nurses and licensed professionals to help students with social and emotional issues.
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Opinion
Time to wake America up from its student debt nightmare
More than 44 million consumers of varying ages and occupations struggle with $1.5 trillion in student debt.
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Notre Dame cathedral and world history
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Editorial
Notre Dame cathedral and world history
Sophisticated people from around the world were shocked by the specter of the Cathedral of Notre Dame engulfed in flames. For centuries the cathedral has stood along Paris’ Seine River as one of the guardians of the achievements of Western civilization. Although it was on French territory, it has always been significant to all of European culture.
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