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The Ugly Truth About Student Loans:  Pay Them Back!

The Ugly Truth About Student Loans:  Pay Them Back!

News that Navient, one of this country’s largest lenders, has canceled student loan debt for thousands of people (eating about $1.7 billion in the process) has made me nostalgic about my own student loans—which I repaid when due. What a dork.

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Covid, the Buffet Slayer!

Covid, the Buffet Slayer!Thanksgiving spreads to avoid pandemic spreadsBy Ed Goldman’m assuming very few of us will be hosting Thanksgiving buffets this year.  Ordinarily, the buffet format can be a time-saver: You just make mounds of food with...

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Are You Losing Your Census?

Are You Losing Your Census?

By the time United States Census 2020 is completed, I’ll either show up as someone who has a number of humans in my home instead of just one, or as someone with multiple personalities, all with the same name.

This is because the same day I received my first Census inquiry, I responded on line. I’ve since received the survey twice in the U.S. mail, which may indicate the Post Office thinks if it turns in a bunch of extra-credit work right about now, Congress won’t try to privatize it or push to abolish it. Congress is pretty limited in what it can do; the Post Office was established by the U.S. Constitution and is an agency of the government.

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