Adela Diaz, an 18-year-old Latina, recalled a tense night on Nov. 3, after she voted in her first US presidential election.
If you’ve been on a college campus lately, you might have noticed a few amenities - fancy welcome centers, golf courses, and saunas. Of course, these things cost money and therefore tuition and fees. But are they responsible for rising tuition?
The concept of debt-free college attendance is becoming popular with politicians, but critics say it doesn't make the grade.
When Senator John Kerry was named U.S. secretary of state, it opened a vacancy in the Senate. Now, with a special election approaching, campaigning is ramping up. The Republicans, seeing how vulnerable they were among Latinos last November, have chosen a candidate who could be straight out of central casting.
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and likely Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren want to keep negative ads out of their race and they're trying to reach an agreement to do just that. But before you hold it up as a shining example of fixing what's wrong with politics, you might look at if it's really enforceable.
We speak with Elizabeth Warren about her campaign (and ask her about Bank of America's announcement that they'd impose a new monthly fee of $5 for some debit card customers.)
Charlie Herman, business & economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, and Kai Wright, editorial director for ColorLines, give their analysis on the major stories of the week.