An olive grower is seeing the impacts of climate change firsthand.
| John Copeland
The talk among us farmers has been echoed by many more around the country: Climate change is causing our crops to suffer, and the challenges it poses are making it harder to sustain California’s growing population.
It's time to rein in student loan debt—do you agree?
| Nico Probst, Director of Special Projects
A college education is still one of the most important investments you can make for your future. But more students than ever before are forced to take out loans to go to college—71 percent of undergraduates in 2012 left school with a diploma and debt, to the tune of nearly $30,000 per person. And a third of Federal Direct student loan dollars are in default, deferment, or forbearance.
Some of the reaction to the President's climate plan from the other side this week has seemed straight-up bonkers. This would all be kind of funny, too, if the opposition wasn't backed with a whole boatload of cash.
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When I got the opportunity to be an OFA fellow, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and further my development with OFA’s training intensive programs and hands-on approach. And I was so right. It has been an amazing experience.
These lawmakers are playing politics, and their actions are hurting people.
| Jon Carson, Executive Director
One of the ways the Affordable Care Act provides better access to health care is by expanding Medicaid for millions of Americans. Two dozen states refused to do it, even though it could help their own people—all because they don't like Obamacare.
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