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Schooled in austerity, students reluctantly borrow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Emi Young decided to attend Pomona College in California a few years ago, she broke with a tradition as closely associated with U.S. universities as fraternity parties and cramming for final exams. Young did not take out one dime of student loans. Moreover, she preferred Pomona…

Congressman Ron Paul booted from conservative group for anti-war views

The conservative group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) announced Saturday that Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) would be expelled from the group’s National Advisory Board because of his “delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement.” “It is a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative-libertarian stalwart has…

Amid heavy security, gay couples marry in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Amid heavy security and without many of the trappings of a traditional wedding, three gay couples were married Tuesday in a ceremony in Washington on the first day same-sex marriages were celebrated in the US capital. Police cars lining the streets outside the headquarters building of gay…

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