DeVos hid student loan repayment abuses for 18 months

In February 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Navient Corporation and two of its subsidiaries for allegedly using shortcuts and deception to illegally cheat 12 million borrowers out of their rights to lower loan repayments.

GM layoffs are a result of Trump’s tax plan, trade wars

Last week, General Motors announced it will be shutting down five factories and cutting almost 14,000 jobs in North America.

Strength, weakness of President George H.W. Bush

The passing of former President George H.W. Bush has inspired the vocalization of deep love and appreciation for all this man did. Certainly, in this period of political ugliness,

Early voting and expanded absentee voting are key to fair elections

“Georgia elections officials deployed a known strategy of voter suppression: closing and relocating polling places.

A new moral, human low

It has come to this: tear-gassing toddlers. Heartbreaking images of the American government’s attacks on asylum-seekers at the border have emerged over the past several days.

Shall we say grace?

When I was a child, my father kept an editorial cartoon pinned up in the vestibule of our church that made a deep impression on me I have never forgotten. It was a black-and-white drawing by the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist ...

Revelation: The real face of American evangelicals

I was troubled beyond words when I read that American evangelicals recently asked people to pray for the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, who is allegedly responsible for the vicious murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist ...

Because of the Supreme Court’s complicity, our elections lack integrity

With more races being decided by ever-slimmer margins, like in Florida’s gubernatorial and senate elections, increasing attention is being paid to who can and cannot vote, and how difficult the voting process has become for certain Americans.

Trump’s racism by omission: Theatrics targeting Black reporters overshadows questions on voter suppression

April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, and other journalists of color, have not been favorites of President Donald Trump. From telling Ryan to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus when she asked if ...

Bigotry's explosion: The race war bubbling to erupt

I read a story this week about a government official in Texas, a White man, who said, “We’re a part of the master race.”

Does Democratic takeover of the House mean the ACA is safe?

I’m signing it for 11-year-old Marcelas Owens, who’s also here.

Lessons in servant leadership

“The way through chaos, calamity and confusion is not by adding chaos, calamity and confusion. That multiplies what’s hurting us and undermining us. The Hebrew and Christian Bibles insist from the first chapter to the last chapter you cannot overcome ...

CFPB neglects duty to enforce Military Lending Act

Although predatory lending often conjures up images of an economically blighted urban America, seldom does the image of an enlisted man or woman come to mind. But just as check cashing stores and auto title loan shops focus on communities ...

The Beto effect: The man behind the Texas’ blue wave

The 2018 midterm elections have come and gone here in the great state of Texas, and all across Texas, especially in Harris County and Fort Bend County, Democrats faired extremely well. The results of many of the key county and ...

Why we kneel: An act of love, respect

The president’s behavior at the celebration in Paris for the 100th anniversary of World War I ending