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Suspected mastermind's history is intertwined with that of US foreign policy during and after the cold war.
Government can see us through it, but we can't see what it does in our name, with our tax dollars. Manning trial is latest example.
On July 1, interest rates will double for millions of students – from 3.4% to 6.8% – unless Congress acts; and the legislative fixes on the table are largely just compromises. Only one proposal promises real relief – Sen. Elizabeth Warren's "Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act." This bill has been dismissed out of hand as "shameless populist demagoguery" and "a cheap political gimmick," but is it? Or could Warren's outside-the-box bill represent the sort of game-changing thinking sorely needed to turn the economy around?
Warren and her co-sponsor John Tierney propose that students be allowed to borrow directly from the government at the same rate that banks get from the Federal Reserve — 0.75 percent. They argue:
"Some people say that we can't afford low interest rates for students. But the federal government offers far lower rates on loans every single day — they just don't do it for everyone " ...