Scholars on the GOP debate: Middle-class struggles to take center stage as Rubio walks tightrope

Scholars on the GOP debate: Middle-class struggles to take center stage as Rubio walks tightrope

The Conversation Republican presidential candidates debated a range of economic issues in their third debate, from what to do about Medicare and Social Security to tax policy and even a brief exchange on daily fantasy sports. The moderators became part of the scrum, and Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats took a few bashes, as

Donald Trump and Ben Carson derided for ‘fantasy’ policies in Republican debate

Donald Trump and Ben Carson derided for ‘fantasy’ policies in Republican debate

Agence France-Presse Republican frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson were accused of peddling “fantasy” economic policies at their party’s presidential debate on Wednesday, as less-known rivals managed to grab campaign limelight. Upstart Senator Marco Rubio caused a stir at the third Republican primary debate, fighting off a frontal attack from his one-time ally Jeb Bush,

Southern Methodist University fraternities criticized for party asking guests to bring ‘inner thug’

Southern Methodist University fraternities criticized for party asking guests to bring ‘inner thug’

Dallas Morning News

DALLAS—Southern Methodist University says it’s reviewing an incident in which two fraternities planned a “racially offensive” party. The “Ice Age” party, as promoted Tuesday on Facebook, included a photo of a black man wearing sunglasses, with gold teeth and a gold chain in his mouth. The invitation called it a “savage banger” and said to “bring…

Legislators ask European Union to grant protection to ‘human rights defender’ Edward Snowden

Legislators ask European Union to grant protection to ‘human rights defender’ Edward Snowden

Agence France-Presse US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden on Thursday hailed a European Parliament vote urging EU member states to take him in and offer protection as an “extraordinary” gesture of support. In a resolution, EU lawmakers called on the bloc’s 28 member states to grant protection to Snowden as a “human rights defender” after he

Fuel leak blamed for engine fire that injured 15 passengers aboard Florida jet

Fuel leak blamed for engine fire that injured 15 passengers aboard Florida jet

Reuters An engine on a passenger jet bound for Caracas, Venezuela, burst into flames while taxiing for takeoff at a Florida airport on Thursday, forcing frightened passengers to exit the plane using inflatable emergency slides. Fifteen people were injured, one seriously, as 101 passengers and crew evacuated the Dynamic International Airways’ Boeing 767-200ER within minutes

New England fishing trade reels after Gulf of Maine temperature rises faster than 99 percent of world’s ocean

New England fishing trade reels after Gulf of Maine temperature rises faster than 99 percent of world’s ocean

Agence France-Presse Unusual warming in the waters off the northeastern US has killed off vast numbers of Atlantic cod, further endangering a valuable and iconic fishery despite years of fishing restrictions, researchers said Thursday. New England cod stocks are on the verge of collapse, numbering at three to four percent of what scientists say are

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