Rolling Stone magazine—not exactly a conservative publication—apparently ran a cover story last year on the college-loan bubble.  (Warning: language.  It is Rolling Stone, after all.)  While the story presents itself as non-partisan and claims to criticize both conservatives and liberals, it agrees with the (previously conservative) observation that federal student loans themselves are a big part of why tuition costs are so high and increasing so fast.  Maybe that understanding is becoming mainstream?

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