Kent Covington
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Emotion plus rhetoric combine to create the Trump effect

Campaign 2016
by Kent Covington
Posted 8/26/15, 03:48 pm

The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look at who’s ahead and who’s making moves as the primaries get closer.

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Where do the candidates stand on religious liberty?

Campaign 2016
by Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
Posted 8/19/15, 12:08 pm

The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look at who’s ahead and who’s making moves as the primaries get closer.

WORLD late last month surveyed nearly 100 evangelical leaders and insiders to find out which candidates they prefer and which issues they consider most important in the 2016 presidential race. 

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Presidential hopefuls tackle the student debt dilemma

Higher Education
by Kent Covington
Posted 8/13/15, 02:15 pm

Republicans and Democrats don’t seem to agree on much these days, but they see eye-to-eye on at least one thing: The cost of a college education is getting out of hand.

Student loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever,” President Barack Obama said recently. “That’s inexcusable.”

Tuition rate hikes have outpaced inflation every year for decades. The average student with college loans now graduates with $35,000 in student debt, more than double the average debt just 15 years ago.

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