National Journal Online

What's the Value of a $10,000 Degree?

Tuition increases at independent colleges have been sustained, in part, by a belief among affluent families that higher prices signal better quality. If that were true, Alberto Partida, 43, would be in big trouble. His four-year degree from Broward College, a former community college in South Florida, will cost him less than $10,000.

Posted: Monday, February 2, 2015 - 6:05am

What's the Value of a $10,000 Degree?

Tuition increases at independent colleges have been sustained, in part, by a belief among affluent families that higher prices signal better quality. If that were true, Alberto Partida, 43, would be in big trouble. His four-year degree from Broward College, a former community college in South Florida, will cost him less than $10,000.

Posted: Monday, February 2, 2015 - 6:05am

Watch a Drone Dump Water on Someone for the Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS awareness campaign has a new remotely controlled ally.

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:10pm

Why are Women-Owned Businesses so Small?

Women own 30 percent of privately owned businesses but generate just 11 percent of sales, according to federal statistics.

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:54pm

Rep. Eshoo Calls for ‘Re-brand’ of Net Neutrality

Americans "can't tell which jargon box to check," says the California Democrat.

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:49am

CDC Counts 68 Ebola Scares in United States

The virus has claimed more than 1,200 lives in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria.

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:39am

There Were Just Six Arrests In Ferguson Last Night

Police captain: "Tonight was a very good night."

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 8:31am

Mitch McConnell Treats Executive to Breakfast in Capitol; Big Donation Follows

The CEO of Delta Air Lines joined the minority leader in the Senate Dining Room in late July, and $10,000 for his reelection campaign soon arrived.

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:58pm

Election Uncertainty Complicates Budget Decisions

With Republicans thinking they have a good shot at winning the Senate, some want all 2015 spending issues to be pushed into the next Congress.

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:38pm

Monkeys Can't Get a Copyright

The U.S. Copyright Office includes monkeys on a list of things that do not qualify for copyright protection.

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:15pm