Guest post by Lysis
There have been a lot of interesting news and opinion articles this week about Hillary Clinton and her 2016 campaign. Each time I read one of them, I thought, "Maybe I'll do a diary about that!"
Instead, I thought it might be beneficial to do occasional roundups of articles for those who are interested in reading about Clinton in more depth or from a different perspective.
So I give to you, Hillary News & Views: The Inaugural Edition.
Leading off is an article previewing her forthcoming policy reveals on Student Loan Reform. Clinton's been working closely with allies of Senator Elizabeth Warren on this issue, and like with immigration, voting rights, and criminal justice reform, she's going big and bold.
From Politico: Clinton student loan reform plan has Warren stamp
But on the table is a plan to support debt-free college — including in that reducing the cost of attendance...
It’s not clear yet exactly what form Clinton’s debt-free college proposal will take — whether students will pay based on a percentage of their income or carry some obligation based on their ability to pay.But covering the cost of attendance is appealing to the progressive policymakers advising Clinton. “The total cost of attendance is a more expansive view of the actual cost of higher education,” said Huelsman. “We and other groups have encouraged Clinton to include the cost of attendance as the definition of debt-free college. That would be a big deal.”Also under discussion is allowing students to refinance their loans, an issue that Warren championed in a bill that was defeated last year by Republican opposition. “It would help a lot of middle-class families with student debt,” said Huelsman.