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Republicans wisely reform, modernize

While most of us were sleeping last night, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz spent all night talking in what may be the strangest “almost but not technically” filibuster you’ll ever see.

Proposed legislation concerning for journalism

What does it mean to be a journalist? The answer largely depends on who you ask. Most people would agree that the hosts of prime-time news shows and reporters for the thousands of daily and student newspapers in the U.S.

In Our Opinion: Carolina Alerts helpful, but not quite perfect

There was a veritable buzz about campus Tuesday. Perhaps literally, as most everyone’s phone went off with a text from Carolina Alert, USC’s communication system for local crime, inclement weather and otherwise compromising events that we need to be made aware of.

The art of diplomacy triumphs over war

A child scurries to his mother whining, “Someone stole my cookie!” The mother wisely responds, “Just use your words, and talk it out.” It’s funny how some things you learn when you’re young reappear as valuable lessons someone of any age can learn from.

Indian-American deserving of national title

Twitter feeds were overwhelmed with racist remarks towards the crowning of an Indian-American as Miss America with references made to 9/11, terrorism, Arabs and many other misconstrued stereotypes that our country can not seem to shake.

Minimum wage laws will hinder, not help

How much are you worth per hour? Debate has heated lately over minimum wage laws. President Barack Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $9, and Congress responded by introducing bills in both the House and the Senate that would raise minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2015. The House bill has already failed, and its Senate sibling is likely to meet the same fate.

Loose gun laws will deter would-be shooters

First and foremost, I’d like to express my deepest sympathies to the people affected by the shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. However, this shooting will once again bring gun control to the forefront of the national debate, and it is time to take a different perspective on these mass shootings.