Editorial: Raise the debt ceiling now

The country is still reeling from the recent partisan showdown that resulted in the U.S. government shutdown, but another Congressional stalemate has reared its ugly head: the impasse over the debt ceiling.

Tilly: How to kill Columbus Day

It's Columbus Day, by far the most garbage national holiday of the year, which means two things: (1) the University is open for business and (2) every Enlightened Bro and Broette on campus has taken to a coffee shop to deliver a lecture about smallpox blankets and how, like, archaic and ignorant Columbus Day is.

Beall: The Nobel Prize for popularity

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week and, for all intents and purposes, they deserve it. The Nobel Committee cited as a rationale for their decision the organization's "extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons."

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