A Vicious Cycle: How Federal Student Loans Backfired

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In case you haven’t heard… America is facing a crisis of higher education. It’s undeniable and the numbers are frightening. America’s student loan debt exceeds credit card debt… totaling an outrageous $1.3 trillion. For years, tuition has been skyrocketing at a rate significantly higher than inflation. Between 2002 and 2012, the cost of tuition, room and board at public colleges and … Read more…

Mike Wade Stands Behind “Student Security”

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  Today, Henrico Sheriff Mike Wade, the Republican nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 4th District, joined the effort to address rising student loan debt by announcing his support for “Student Security”, a legislative proposal to simultaneously address the rising student loan debt crisis while providing substantial Social Security reform. The plan would allow those with student … Read more…

The New College Compact: Hillary’s Obamacare?

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Last month, in a thinly veiled ploy to appease Bernie Sanders supporters, Hillary’s Clinton campaign announced her version of “free college” by rolling out the revamped “New College Compact”. The “New College Compact” is a big government proposal to eliminate tuition at 4-year public colleges and universities for students of families making less than $85,000/year, … Read more…

Unity Might be Something Republicans Don’t Want

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A couple of months ago I got a facebook message from a Republican activist who I’ll refer to as “Jack.” Jack and I became acquainted while I was doing some work for a local campaign and evidently Millennial Ascent had caught his attention. Jack had some questions about the blog, and of course I was … Read more…

Young Republican Activists Form the Millennial Advocacy Council 

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Today, a group of young Republican activists from across Virginia announced the formation of a coalition to promote small government, free-market solutions on issues facing the Millennial generation. The coalition includes members of the College Republicans of Virginia (CRFV), the Young Republican Federation of Virginia (YRFV) and several political campaigns across the state. The Millennial … Read more…

The Republican Slate is Clean… Bring on 2017.

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If 2016 has taught Republicans anything (and it SHOULD have)… it has taught us that all bets are off. The political climate this cycle has been nothing but unpredictable and the campaign strategies of old just aren’t cutting it anymore. After the strategically planned Cruz-Cuccinelli performance in Cleveland, Republicans appear to have lost the small chance we … Read more…

The World Report with John Hernandez

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These articles are meant to provide our readership with inspiration and information about important events and thoughts that the mainstream media has either overlooked or missed completely.   Britain expanding In the turmoil of Brexit, there are reasons to be hopeful about both the British state and ingenuity of the British people. For the former, … Read more…