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Fox News Once Again Forgets That "Radical New Democratic Ideas" Are Really Popular

In latest unintentional informercial for progressive agenda, the right-wing channel reminds viewers that newly-elected Democrats have some pretty awesome solutions to nation's most pressing problems

Jon Queally ·

'We Must Cancel Student Debt,' Activists Argue as SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Case in February

"The right-tilted Supreme Court now holds in the balance relief for millions of hardworking Americans," said one campaigner. "It would be a giant loss for the economy if justices rule in favor of the special interests."

Jessica Corbett ·

Faced With 'Baseless Political Lawsuits,' Biden Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze

"This pause extension is necessary, but also the bare minimum," said one activist. "What 45 million borrowers truly need is a Biden administration that won't allow fringe lawsuits and right-wing courts to undermine economic relief that's already been approved."

Jessica Corbett ·

225 Groups Urge Biden to Extend Student Loan Payment Pause During Court Fights

"We cannot allow these blatantly political lawsuits to throw millions of borrowers into financial catastrophe," argues a letter that also calls for ongoing legal action to ensure the relief plan can take effect.

Jessica Corbett ·

Organizing for Debt Cancellation Can Be a Gateway to Systemic Change

The elimination of student debt is just the first step in mitigating the pervasive effects of racial capitalism.

Cinnamon Janzer ·

Biden Admin Halts Student Debt Relief Applications After Right-Wing Judge's Ruling

"We are not standing down," U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona vowed—but for now, the department's student debt relief web portal is blocked.

Brett Wilkins ·

Appeals Court Temporarily Blocks Student Debt Cancellation Program

"Don't panic. Student debt relief isn't dead," one campaigner wrote in response to the court order. "And let this be a reminder. The folks who want to keep us in debt are organized. We need to be too."

Jake Johnson ·

Here's the Status of Student Debt Relief as Applications Open

Contrary to some headlines, Biden didn't do an about-face on cancellation — but advocates should still push for more.

Melissa Byrne ·

Barrett Boots 'Nothingburger' Right-Wing Challenge to Biden Student Loan Cancellation

"Under any reading of precedent," said one legal reporter, "the Republican activists who brought this lawsuit have absolutely no right to challenge a single dollar of debt forgiveness."

Brett Wilkins ·

Refused by Lower Courts, Right-Wing Group Asks SCOTUS to Stop Student Debt Relief

Noting that district and appeals courts rejected the group's request, one analyst projected that this case "is not going anywhere." However, a record number of Americans don't trust the high court.

Jessica Corbett ·

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