The Senate effectively allowed portions of the Patriot Act to expire - the first time Congress has meaningfully restrained the national security agencies since 2001.
New York University has been operating as a real estate development or management business with a predatory higher education side venture.
David Kristjanson-Gural is associate professor of economics and senior fellow of the Social Justice College at Bucknell University. His writing appears in the LA Progressive, Commondreams.org, the Williamsport Guardian and the Daily Item. He is a member of the Spilling Ink Writers' Collective.