Mortgaging the Future

Mortgaging the Future

The cost of higher education is stifling our future prospects as a country.
My wife and I are one kid away from being empty nesters. Roman is a high school senior at White Station and looking at

Je Suis Nigeria

Keeping things in perspective is difficult when so many want to shape your opinion.
Last week's horrific attacks by Islamist radicals in France galvanized the world. Within hours of the murders of 12 people at the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, "Je Suis Charlie" became a worldwide meme. I received calls and emails suggesting that the Flyer should post images of Charlie Hebdo covers in solidarity with our fellow journalists ...

New Year’s Notebook

Making connections online can lead to good things “in real life.”
Over the holiday break, my family and I watched a lot movies on television. Well, sometimes, I watched; other times, I was just in the room reading or scanning the internet on my laptop.

This was the case when my wife was watching The Notebook, though I did watch whenever Rachel McAdams was on-screen ...

A Merry Little Christmas

Keeping your cool — in Kroger and elsewhere.
So, I'm pushing a cart through the aisles of Kroger in Midtown, stocking up for an onslaught of holiday company. I've made it all the way to the frozen foods on the far side of the store. My cart over-floweth with Christmas bounty. I'm humming along with Al Green's version of the Bee Gees' classic "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," which is playing over the intercom. It's weird, but Al is nailing it ...

Good Cop. Bad Cop.

Why is policing the "thin blue line" such a problem?
Let's say you read a story about a doctor who amputated a patient's left leg by mistake. He was supposed to remove the right

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Tennessee’s short-sightedness when it comes to accepting federal Medicaid dollars is bleeding our healthcare system dry.
Hey, remember Ebola? The disease that was going to kill us all in the weeks leading up to the November elections? Remember that guy

Chris Rock and a Hard Place

Why we have to stop hating and start hearing.
"If you saw Tina Turner and Ike having a lovely breakfast, would you say their relationship's improved? Some people would. But a smart person would go, 'Oh, he stopped punching her in the face'" ...

A Closer Look at the Satanic School Bus Photo

W. Kamau Bell at Minglewood Hall


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Mortgaging the Future

xtraxtra: If it's "free" .....why do taxes keep going up? »

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Nightcrawler: I worked a full time job funding my way through college.

No other entity has evaded public scrutiny and »

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apok: Government-backed subsidies for the student loan industry led to this problem. Universities have no incentive for cost control if each »

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Jeff: And if things continue as they are, my kids will probably have to get scholarships AND dig ditches. »

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