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Should Public Higher Education Be Free?

March 19, 2014
The University of Baltimore’s Peter Toran and UC-Santa Barbara graduate student Samir Sonti discuss UB’s plan to offer students a free final semester of tuition, and agree that federal intervention is needed to address structural causes of high student debt and low graduation rates

Speculators Are Buying Up Vacant Properties With Mixed Results For Cities

February 15, 2014

Bill Black: As private equity and investment firms purchase vacant properties, it’s leading to the restoration of homes and a decline in vacancy, but also causing a decline in tax revenue in some cities

Immigration “Bed Mandate” Requires 34,000 People Detained Each Day

October 25, 2013

Activist points to increasing privatization of detention centers as being behind mandatory detention rules in immigration reform bill