‘I damn sure ain’t going to class’: Black students terrified by racist backlash on Missouri campus

‘I damn sure ain’t going to class’: Black students terrified by racist backlash on Missouri campus

Bethania Palma Markus The University of Missouri campus will be open and classes in session despite the fact that racist death threats have been made against the school’s black students. The school has been the epicenter of racial tension since the beginning of the Fall semester, culminating with the university’s football team threatening to boycott

New info raises more questions: Did Marco Rubio use his GOP credit card to subsidize his life?

New info raises more questions: Did Marco Rubio use his GOP credit card to subsidize his life?

Miami Herald

MIAMI—For five years, Marco Rubio has tried to put behind him the controversy of his spending on a Republican Party of Florida credit card, taking the unusual step over the weekend of making public nearly two years of American Express statements to show how he spent the party’s money. In some ways, however, the statements, which…

‘Adios, Kasich’: Twitter conservatives howl in rage after Ohio governor slams Trump’s ‘silly’ immigration plan

‘Adios, Kasich’: Twitter conservatives howl in rage after Ohio governor slams Trump’s ‘silly’ immigration plan

Travis Gettys John Kasich came out swinging Tuesday night during the fourth Republican presidential debate, and he won some unlikely praise — although the bar was admittedly set low by his rivals. Kasich and Bush, gotta give ’em credit on immigration, trying to start a “Republicans who believe in Reality” movement. Good luck with that.

Political billboards are now scanning your face for your reactions

Political billboards are now scanning your face for your reactions

Free Thought Project 2016 presidential candidates have a new option in their quest to sway voters. “Neuropolitics” is the attempt to read your mind by scanning facial expressions and feeding them into an algorithm. Biofeedback—including heart rate, eye movements, and skin conditions—can  also be captured and used for political purposes and, perhaps one day, for government

Oregon attorney general: State investigators used digital surveillance on #BlackLivesMatter

Oregon attorney general: State investigators used digital surveillance on #BlackLivesMatter

Reuters Oregon’s attorney general is investigating the state’s digital surveillance of Twitter users who wrote #BlackLivesMatter and other hashtags and has put one employee on leave, saying she was “appalled” by her department’s profiling. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum wrote to local civil rights leaders including the president of the Urban League of Portland on Tuesday

Anti-racism protest at New York’s Ithaca College draws hundreds of students and faculty

Anti-racism protest at New York’s Ithaca College draws hundreds of students and faculty

International Business Times

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff members took part in a protest against racism Wednesday afternoon on the academic quad of Ithaca College, amid recent similar actions on a few other U.S. campuses, the Cornell Daily Sun reported. The protesters called for a change in leadership and for action to be taken against President Tom Rochon…

More than 40 Native American nations push feds to keep grizzly bears listed as endangered species

More than 40 Native American nations push feds to keep grizzly bears listed as endangered species

Reuters Native American tribes on Wednesday called for the U.S. government to halt plans to strip grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone of Endangered Species Act protection because it would open the way for trophy hunting in Idaho and two other states bordering the national park. Government bear managers have said the 700-plus grizzlies in

Billionaire Charles Koch says he will not endorse any GOP candidate during primaries

Billionaire Charles Koch says he will not endorse any GOP candidate during primaries

Tom McCarthy, The Guardian Activist who with his brother David has donated hundreds of millions to conservative causes says he has no plans to endorse anyone in nomination race Activist billionaire Charles Koch, who with his brother David has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to advance “conservative” causes from voter ID laws to for-profit