Student Loans Are This Century’s Crisis

Nate Galt | United States

This country is facing a major economic crisis- 1.5 trillion dollars of unpaid student debt. The next generation of college graduates will have hundreds of billions of dollars in borrowed money, most of which they will never be able to repay. After home mortgages, student debt is the second-highest type of consumer debt, higher than credit card debt. With solutions to student loans being thrown around on the campaign trail, it’s time to talk about the future.

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Trump’s Attack on School Lunches and Children’s Health

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Nate Galt | United States

Recently, President Donald Trump has cancelled rules for school lunches signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama. He is rolling back several integral aspects of Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Despite praise from Trump’s inner circle, most notably his Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, the action is a handout to the dairy industry at the expense of schoolchildren’s health. The gutting of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allows for unhealthy extra sodium and for more sugary drinks, such as high-fat chocolate milk. President Obama signed the Act into law in order to help students eat healthy and to prevent obesity. Particularly those from lower income food-insecure households. The elimination of some rules for school lunches is part of the Trump administration’s larger plan to slash the education budget.

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Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill Could Federally Restrict Abortions

Nate Galt | United States

Last week, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Dubbed the “heartbeat bill,” the legislation would make abortions illegal if the fetus has a heartbeat. The proposal will remain on Governor Brian Kemp’s desk until May 12. The Georgia governor had previously stated that he would sign the “heartbeat bill” into law. However, numerous celebrities and activists are pressuring him to veto the legislation. Many of Hollywood’s elite petitioned to end their work in the state should the abortion restriction become law. 

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Amazon Scraps Plan For New York City Headquarters

Nate Galt | United States

Amazon has just shockingly announced that it has pulled out of a deal that would move its second headquarters to Long Island City, opposite Manhattan on the East River. It has finally canceled the awaited move due to pressure from community activists and notable politicians, namely from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). After the cancellation of the deal was announced, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez claimed victory for New York’s workers. She took to Twitter to proclaim a win against corporate greed, saying, “Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.”

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