Fox host to Marco Rubio: Plato should have ‘stopped yapping about his philosophy’ — and started welding

Fox host to Marco Rubio: Plato should have ‘stopped yapping about his philosophy’ — and started welding

Travis Gettys A Fox News host let Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) repeat his inaccurate claim that welders make a lot more money than philosophers — and jokes that Plato would have been better off learning a trade than “yapping about his philosophy.” The Republican presidential candidate noted Tuesday that online searches for welding classes had

‘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…