Trump Should Kill Public Service Loan Forgiveness, But Only For New Borrowers

Trump Should Kill Public Service Loan Forgiveness, But Only For New Borrowers

Many student loan borrowers panicked when they saw Trump’s proposed budget, as it cuts the public service loan forgiveness program (PSLF) which allows certain debtors to pay a small proportion of their income towards their debt, and then have their entire student loan balance forgiven after they work in the public sector for a period of 10 years. The PSLF program was put in place during the Bush administration as a way to encourage students to enter public service by working for the government or non-profits. The idea was that most…

Trump’s Taxes Don’t Connect Him To Russia

Trump’s Taxes Don’t Connect Him To Russia

Even though Trump is still hiding his tax returns (possibly until he is out of office), this week he was smart enough to rule out one of the more commonly speculated reasons for his nondisclosure –  that his tax returns would tie him to Russia. To thwart this rumor, Trump had his tax lawyers issue a letter stating that they have prepared Trump’s taxes the past 10 years, and that his tax returns reflected no income or debt from Russian sources other than the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, the sale of a Florida mansion to…

What Do You Put On TV When Everything Is Partisan?

What Do You Put On TV When Everything Is Partisan?

According to an email circulated by employees at the FDA, the Trump administration requested that all televisions located on the FDA’s campus in Maryland be switched to the Fox News channel. The televisions had previously displayed CNN. After the email made headlines, the FDA issued a statement refuting its contents, saying that: “There was no directive or memorandum from the Administration that went out to employees about broadcast news channels displaying on monitors in common areas throughout the FDA’s White Oak campus.” MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who has the look and charisma of an Arthur cartoon,…

Bill Nye Is The Nostalgia Guy

Bill Nye Is The Nostalgia Guy

Bill Nye must be pulled from television for the sake of science. Even if you believe every word that he espouses, he is no longer an effective messenger for those beliefs. Nye is not a serious scientist. He has a bachelor’s in engineering. He spent his twenties trying to become either a comedian or an astronaut, and he failed at both. He wasn’t smart enough to make serious contributions to science, and he wasn’t talented enough to make it as a comedian. Eventually, Bill Nye completely lucked out and found his way…

Bill O’Reilly Did Not Get Fired For Calling A Temp Worker “Hot Chocolate”

Bill O’Reilly Did Not Get Fired For Calling A Temp Worker “Hot Chocolate”

Bill O’Reilly left for vacation two weeks ago, and much like your childhood dog Boxco, he never came back – his show entered that No-Spin Zone in the sky. O’Reilly’s sudden termination was surprising given that while his advertisers were fleeing, his ratings were actually up 28% – a signal by his fans that they didn’t care what (or who) the host did. At this point, conservatives have to be fearful that their pundits are being targeted. In the past few months, Milo Yiannopoulos, Tomi Lahren, and now Bill O’Reilly have been dispatched…

The Second Aaron Hernandez Trial Was A Vanity Project

The Second Aaron Hernandez Trial Was A Vanity Project

Aaron Hernandez is a brutal thug who most likely murdered someone because he was pointed at. He’s like your mother who said it was rude to point at people, except in this case instead of scolding them, he shot them in the face. Hernandez is so evil, that even when he was eating dinner with saint Tim Tebow, the nicest, most gentle soul on the planet, he ended up punching a waiter and rupturing an eardrum. Tim Tebow basically spends his time reading scripture to disabled, Syrian puppies, so if you commit assault…

Tomi Lahren’s Lawsuit Shows That Everyone Is A Libertarian Until They Get Burned

Tomi Lahren’s Lawsuit Shows That Everyone Is A Libertarian Until They Get Burned

After being fired for supporting fetus termination, Tomi Lahren is suing The Blaze for wrongful termination. Conservative Barbie had been removed from Glenn Beck’s network after they had a public falling out due to her statements on the View that she was pro choice. Many have pointed out that Lahren’s lawsuit is hypocritical, as she was outspoken against Colin Kaepernick’s protests (though in fairness she did defend his right to free speech). But what both Kaepernick and Lahren missed is that while free speech protects you from government interference, there are few restrictions preventing employers…

The New Dress Code For Flying

The New Dress Code For Flying

After barring two teenage girls from wearing leggings on their flight, United Airlines became the most hated thing on the internet last week. The airline zoomed right past white racist terrorists and congressmen selling our internet history to take the top spot on the internet ire podium. In fairness to United, the denied passengers were traveling on a “buddy pass,” which apparently allows employees’ families to fly with large discounts.  A decision to impose dress codes on these discounted travelers could be defended, if it weren’t for the fact that one of…

Trump Was Lucky That Trumpcare Failed

Trump Was Lucky That Trumpcare Failed

Having staked his reputation on his ability to negotiate and close deals, it was no doubt embarrassing for Trump to have to cut bait and pull his healthcare bill this past Friday. As the vote approached, Trump seemingly did everything he could to woo potential votes short of popping Tic Tacs and taking them furniture shopping. But while Trumpcare’s failure may be a blow to the president’s ego, it will end up helping Trump in the long run. The only thing worse than having the media calling something “Your-Name-Gate” is having them call…

The “Oxford Comma Case” Shows Judges Make Decisions Based On Politics

The “Oxford Comma Case” Shows Judges Make Decisions Based On Politics

Buzzing around the news this past week was a story of a court case that allegedly hinged on the use of an oxford comma. This type of soft news nonsense, like the hiccuping girl or the Clock Boy, makes its way around all the major news outlets like a clickbait tornado. You can tell how good a news organization’s unpaid interns are by when they pick up on the story. Smaller outlets ran the story on March 15, the Times obviously read the initial reports and ran with it the next day, and then USA…