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Student Debt and the Crushing of the American Dream – NYTimes.com December 25, 2013

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Yet education loans are almost impossible to write off in bankruptcy court — even when for-profit schools didn’t deliver what they promised and didn’t provide an education that would let the borrower get a job that paid enough to pay back the loan.

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Your student loan isn’t really a loan – Salon.com December 25, 2013

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So, through a series of bad laws, student debt has become an inescapable trap, a terrible burden on those whose higher education dreams don’t pan out, and a significant burden even on successful graduates. Loan debt now averages $26,000 per student, up 40 percent in seven years, with significant chunks owing $50,000 or $100,000. Princeton professor Jesse Rothstein argued in a recent working paper that graduates burdened by debt will choose higher-paying jobs to pay off the loans, draining the talent pool for lower-paid, but critical, “public interest” job sectors like education, government or nonprofits.

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Whats Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canadas Science Libraries? – TheTyee.ca – Mobile December 24, 2013

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Whats Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canadas Science Libraries?Scientists reject Harper govt claims vital material is being saved digitally.By Andrew Nikiforuk, 23 Dec 2013, TheTyee.caShelves in Winnipegs Freshwater Institute library showing, according to the scientist who shared this photo with The Tyee, vital records left in disarray and destined for further destruction.Scientists say the closure of some of the worlds finest fishery, ocean and environmental libraries by the Harper government has been so chaotic that irreplaceable collections of intellectual capital built by Canadian taxpayers for future generations has been lost forever.Many collections such as the Maurice Lamontagne Institute Library in Mont-Joli, Québec ended up in dumpsters while others such as Winnipegs historic Freshwater Institute library were scavenged by citizens, scientists and local environmental consultants. Others were burned or went to landfills, say scientists.

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Right-Wing Group Seeks Help Rewriting the Bible Because Its Not Conservative Enough | Alternet December 23, 2013

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BELIEF  AlterNet / By Richard Schiffman 243 COMMENTSRight-Wing Group Seeks Help Rewriting the Bible Because Its Not Conservative EnoughThe King James Bible and more recent translations are veritable primers of progressive agitprop, according to the founder of Conservapedia.

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CABINET // Shades of Black December 6, 2013

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This symbolic regime extends to the world of classified military operations, activities, locations, and endeavors—a world that defense industry and military insiders refer to as the \”black world.\” The black world is composed of military activities that are officially unacknowledged—programs, people, and places that (for official purposes) \”do not exist.\” Thus, the black world’s symbolic regime instantiates a peculiar set of variations on the visual language of less obscure military activities.

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Capitol Connection | AAAS MemberCentral December 6, 2013

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How sequestration is affecting training program directorsSeptember 24, 2013On the morning of May 7, 2013, National Institutes of Health NIH Director Francis Collins asked all of Twitter to let him know how sequestration, or across-the-board federal budget cuts, is affecting biomedical research. I extended this inquiry to training program directors. This is one of many columns on the impact of the sequester on programs that prepare future scientists. »

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