The pause on federal student loan repayments was supposed to end today, so here's our recap of a year and a half’s worth of extensions.
The 2021 Trustees Reports are here! According to the trustees, the future looks grim for the federal government’s two largest programs.
Health economist Dr. Risha Gidwani explained how experts evaluate the quality of a public policy at Free the Facts’ final summer event.
We compared the average price of an engagement ring from The Bachelorette to the average American's federal student loan debt.
A recent BPC report says that Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will become insolvent by 2026... unless Congress intervenes.
The U.S. government just sold the only copy of Wu-Tang's 2015 album, so we asked ourselves, "How long would it fund federal spending?"
The second event of Free the Facts’ 2021 Summer Series featured a live Q&A with Dr. Kathryn Edwards of the RAND Corporation.
We asked ourselves how long it would take Jeff Bezos's 'New Shepard' spaceship to fly to the top of the federal budget.
Your rundown of the CBO’s July 1st outlook, which projects a rising national debt and slow economic growth over the next decade.
Dr. Melanie Zaber of the RAND Corporation spoke to attendees at the first event of Free the Facts' 2021 Summer Series.
We sat down for an exclusive Q&A about Dr. Chen’s research interests, professional experiences, and advice for college students.
Brookings Senior Fellow Adam Looney presented an important testimony last month on inequities among student loan borrowers.
Senior Policy Advisor Tom Church shared his advice for students and spoke about his career in this exclusive Q&A for the FtF Blog.
Dr. Celia Gomez, Co-Director of the Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods at the RAND Corporation, spoke to Ambassadors last week.
Speechwriter and NYT bestselling author David Murray offered FtF Ambassadors some insights on the qualities of a good communicator.
A 2021 report from KFF finds that COVID-19 is exacerbating racial and health inequities among Medicare beneficiaries.
Media veteran Bubba Atkinson shared industry insights and career advice with Free the Facts Ambassadors at last week's event.
Members of the FtF team ran three scenarios for what a college graduate’s retirement savings could look like. You can try it out, too!
A new report from the RAND Corporation explores the effects of New Jersey's Tuition Aid Grant on college persistence and completion.
Washington Post Live hosted an event in February to discuss the struggles and opportunities leaders are facing during the pandemic.
President Biden has extended the pause on federal student loans until October 1st. Here's what that could mean for your repayment plan.
Researchers from the Urban Institute explain why we're facing a health insurance information drought and the consequences it holds.
Game of Loans coauthor Beth Akers discussed the benefits of income share agreements in an American Enterprise Institute report.
Researchers at RAND have several key suggestions on how to fight the phenomenon known as “Truth Decay" in our classrooms.
President Biden rolled out his latest plan for COVID-19 relief earlier this month, and it includes specific provisions for Medicaid.
In late December, Congress passed a second round of coronavirus relief. Here's what that can mean for student loan borrowers.
The Fall Policy Tour continued on Monday with Senior Policy Advisor Tom Church interviewing Dr. Melanie Zaber of the RAND Corporation.
Our Fall 2020 Policy Tour continued on Monday with a discussion between the Urban Institute's Dr. Matthew Chingos and FtF’s Tom Church.
FtF Policy Advisor Dr. Julius Chen hosted a conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Clemens during the sixth Fall Policy Tour event of 2020.
Dr. Lanhee Chen provided attendees with a quick intro to healthcare, the parties involved in California v. Texas, and its implications.
Free the Facts wrapped up Series 1 of its Fall Policy Tour with a Q&A featuring two veteran speechwriters.
Attendees heard from Michael Rich, president & CEO of the RAND Corporation, about misinformation and evidence-based policymaking.
Attendees had the chance to hear from Brett O'Donnell, veteran debate coach, at FtF's Policy Tour kickoff event.
Members of the FtF Book Club joined Policy Advisor Dr. Julius Chen to discuss healthcare, aging, and 'Being Mortal' by Atul Gawande.
Back in August, President Trump issued an executive order regarding payroll taxes. Let's break down how it could change your paycheck.
5 potential scenarios for how the latest executive order on payroll taxes might (or might not) affect entitlement programs.
According to Dr. Lanhee Chen, Social Security and Medicare are hurting on at least three fronts after the economic fallout of COVID-19.
A recent executive order on federal hiring practices shows that more and more employers are looking beyond a formal education...
Members of the FtF Book Club joined Senior Policy Advisor Tom Church last week to discuss the rhetoric and reality of student debt.
Why are Americans being encouraged to support Black-owned businesses right now? In part, because it sends a powerful message...
The reports are in, but the findings come with one big caveat: they're based on data collected before COVID-19.
Free the Facts Ambassador Julia Fish attended a talk by Pete Souza at WashU on February 19th.
In the wild world of the 2020 Democratic primaries, an obscure economic policy has been brought to the forefront...
The student loan crisis grows more daunting each year, but how do you begin to tackle a problem of this magnitude?
The Fed’s latest monetary policies may sound complex, but understanding a few key terms clarifies the objectives of monetary policy...
In this report, Brookings’ Mark Muro, Robert Maxim, and Jacob Whiton write on the impact of automation and artificial intelligence...