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Editorial: NSA reform, fallen by the wayside

The Senate did not find enough votes to bring to floor the "Freedom Act" on Tuesday evening. The bill was crafted by the White House to curtail US intelligence agencies' practices of carpet surveillance.


Richson: Treat mental illnesses like physical ones

Just as we can presume that a person who has the flu would prefer to be healthy and get on with life, can't we presume that a person who suffers from mental illness is doing everything in their power to fight that illness?


Brown: Creative writing major ill-advised

The temptation to enlarge the pool of students in the creative writing track is understandable, but it should not be at the cost of the overall program. Selectivity may reduce the number the students eligible for the creative writing track, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.


Lane: Why don't millennials save?

"Millennials aren't saving a dime," was the headline of a CNN Money piece published last week that presented a horrifying statistic: the current savings rate of individuals under 35 in this country is negative two percent. Simply put, on average, individuals in the US under the age of 35 are spending more money than they have.


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