Republicans view Ben Carson less favorably after West Point claims disputed — but most still like him

Republicans view Ben Carson less favorably after West Point claims disputed — but most still like him

Reuters Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was viewed less favorably by a significant portion of Republicans after his claim to have won a scholarship to West Point was disputed, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. But in one positive sign for the neurosurgeon turned top-tier candidate, a majority of those polled said the controversy did

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

Agence France-Presse The US military conducted an air strike in Syria targeting “Jihadi John,” the Islamic State militant seen in videos executing hostages, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Peter Cook did not specify whether Mohamed Emwazi had been killed, saying in a statement that “we are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional

Bristol Palin ignores coverage of Jeremy Mardis’ death, says media ‘yawns’ because he’s white

Bristol Palin ignores coverage of Jeremy Mardis’ death, says media ‘yawns’ because he’s white

Arturo Garcia Bristol Palin made the bizarre accusation on Wednesday that news outlets were ignoring the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis because of his race, Wonkette reported. “Why is this story not all over the media?” Palin asked. “If the child had been black, would it have received more acknowledgement? I wish more people

Unsurprised by Missouri: Scholars explain the roots of racial unrest on Mizzou campus

Unsurprised by Missouri: Scholars explain the roots of racial unrest on Mizzou campus

The Conversation On Monday afternoon, after days of protests against his failure to address urgent concerns over racism on campus, the University of Missouri’s President Tim Wolfe resigned. This may have alleviated the immediate tension in Columbia, Missouri, but the wider debate over race relations on campuses is now spreading across the country. On Wednesday,

Constitution-loving Rand Paul wants to kill the postal service — which is established in the Constitution

Constitution-loving Rand Paul wants to kill the postal service — which is established in the Constitution

Travis Gettys Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), like most libertarian-leaning conservatives, love to boast about their strict fidelity to the U.S. Constitution. But it’s never entirely clear that they have actually read the nation’s founding document. Paul vowed Thursday during a radio interview with a pro-slavery Iowa broadcaster that, if elected president, he would consider eliminating