Millennials, Debates, & The Future of the GOP.

Over the past few weeks, my life has resolved around the Millennial Advocacy Council PAC and our Inaugural Phoenix Summit. Between event planning, fundraising, and debate coordinating, I had very little time to sleep, let alone blog. Now as the dust settles and my routine somewhat returns to normalcy, I couldn’t imagine a better topic to break my … Read more…

Fmr. Governor Gilmore to Address Millennials, RPV Chairman John Whitbeck to Moderate 2017 Statewide Candidate Debate

Richmond, VA – Today, the Millennial Advocacy Council PAC announced Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore as the keynote speaker for their Inaugural Phoenix Summit this Saturday, February 18th. MAC-PAC also revealed today that Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck will serve as moderator during the 2017 Statewide Candidate Debate they are co-hosting with NextGen GOP … Read more…

Divisive DeVos Hearing Underscores Competing Visions of Public Education

Tensions were high on Capitol Hill last night as the United States Senate held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Senator Lamar Alexander (R- TN), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), called the confirmation hearing into order by recounting some … Read more…

The Virginia General Assembly & Higher Education

The crisis of higher education is one of the most pressing issues facing America’s younger generations. As society continues to promote the fallacy that “a four-year college is the only pathway to success”, Millennials continue to dig themselves further and further into student loan debt… all for a degree most of them will never get the chance to … Read more…

Virginia’s 2017 Gubernatorial Election Preview

There is no off-season in Virginia politics. Because Virginia holds an election every single year, someone (and everyone) is ALWAYS campaigning. As they say… no rest for the weary! As Virginia politicos gear up for the 2017 state-wide primary season, and with the 2016 Election cycle behind us [finally], political candidates are busy laying the groundwork of … Read more…

“Trumped-up, Trickle-down” Student Loan Reform?

Back in October, President-elect Donald Trump laid out a skeletal plan for student loan reform during a campaign speech. His plan contains three major points: Income-based repayment plans, student loan forgiveness, and reducing college costs. Considering that America’s outstanding student loan debt is currently sitting at $1.4 trillion and 2016 college graduates owe an average of … Read more…

PANTS ON FIRE: Jane Dittmar and her Student Loan “Plan”

When a political candidate introduces a brilliant, innovative plan to simultaneous solve the crises of student loan debt and Social Security insolvency, it’s understandable for their opponent to be a bit intimidated. Throughout his campaign for Congress in Virginia’s 5th Congressional district, Senator Tom Garrett has been winning over younger voters by promoting his plan “Student Security”. … Read more…