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Jerry Bowyer: The Crippling Load of Student Debt

Well, we just found out that student debt is at an all-time high. It’s just a whisker below 1.6 trillion dollars. Yes, trillion, with a “t.”

But it’s all worth it, right? Our young people need education. Not. So. Fast.

A new study shows the average freshly-minted college grad makes almost $11,000 less annually than he or she expected—and it’s true over a wide range of majors.

What gave these young people such unrealistic expectations? One factor is easy to recognize: Our serial exaggeration of the benefits expected from a degree.

Making it worse: Tuition has soared—faster than almost any other expense category in our economy. Recruiters and marketers have in turn hyped the value of their institutions and their degrees.

It’s time to scrap the myth that all young people should go to college, and that every school and every major is worth the price.

The debt load is simply crippling.

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Michael Medved: Time to Proclaim: “Family First”

The collapse of the family stands at the heart of America’s most pressing, painful problems—addiction and suicide, economic inequality, educational under-performance, and even homelessness.

Recent statistics show that majorities of millennials who produce children, do so outside of marriage. A University of Michigan study indicates that an amazing 20% of young adults report no contact—none!—with their birth fathers.

In response to the crisis, the left emphasizes redistribution of wealth or more generous welfare programs.

On the right, we stress the need for religious revival to strengthen family life, despite the prevalence of divorce and out-of-wedlock birth even among the fervently faithful. We need fresh efforts to change values and culture from leaders in government, media, business, religion and education, mobilized under a two-word slogan: “Family First!”

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The 2020 Campaign Begins

Townhall Review – June 22, 2019

The President launches his “Keep America Great” re-election campaign with an Orlando blockbuster.

Hugh Hewitt and Robert Costa of the Washington Post offer their take on the rally.

Mike Gallagher talks with Marc Lotter, Director of Strategic Communications for the Trump campaign, about the enthusiasm generated in preparation for the President’s re-election rally.

Bob Frantz turns to Daniel Horowitz of the Conservative Review to look at the health crisis at our southern border.

Sebastian Gorka asks Nigel Farage, Brexit Party founder, about the latest on the Brexit movement.

Hugh Hewitt and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham talk about foreign hot spots and the challenges faced by the Trump administration.

Hugh Hewitt is joined by Alan Sears, founder of Alliance Defending Freedom, about his book on the personal faith of President Eisenhower, “The Soul of an American President.”

Hugh Hewitt talks with Dr. Albert Mohler about his book, “The Apostle’s Creed – Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits.”

Mark Davis talks with David Davenport, former president of Pepperdine University and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution about his book, “How Public Policy Became War.”

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