The latest GOP debate was designed just to give candidates — and viewers — something to tweet about

The latest GOP debate was designed just to give candidates — and viewers — something to tweet about

The Conversation The new American politics was showcased in tonight’s Republican debate. It’s a political landscape where Twitter may have as much impact than endorsements, and experience is no way to win support. US politics has long been the triumph of image over content, the domain of celebrity. Today, celebrity is created by reality TV

China ends one-child policy — but critics warn new two-child policy won’t end forced abortions

China ends one-child policy — but critics warn new two-child policy won’t end forced abortions

Agence France-Presse China announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy on Thursday, after decades of strict, sometimes brutal enforcement left it with an ageing population and shrinking workforce, heightening the challenges of slowing growth. All couples will be allowed two children, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing a communique issued by the

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