Salman Rushdie: Universities should be a ‘safe space’ for controversial ideas

Salman Rushdie: Universities should be a ‘safe space’ for controversial ideas

Eric W. Dolan Author Salman Rushdie thinks universities in the United States should stop coddling students. Rushdie described political correctness on U.S. college campuses as nonsense that needed to be “rejected as firmly as possible” while accepting a Chicago Tribune 2015 Literary Award on Saturday. He noted that some Christian students at Duke University refused to

Federal agents bust up plot by Virginia white supremacists to shoot up black churches to start a race war

Federal agents bust up plot by Virginia white supremacists to shoot up black churches to start a race war

Tom Boggioni Three Virginia white supremacists have been taken into custody for allegedly plotting to shoot up black churches and Jewish synagogues in anticipation of the what they believe is the “coming race war,” WTVR reports. According to court documents, the FBI claims that Robert Doyle, Ronald Beasley Chaney and Charles Halderman were planning the

Georgia dentist leaves kid’s mouth ‘pouring blood’ — but he’s still practicing despite 50 complaints

Georgia dentist leaves kid’s mouth ‘pouring blood’ — but he’s still practicing despite 50 complaints

Travis Gettys Dozens of parents have complained that a Georgia dentist ruined their children’s teeth or caused them pain — but the state licensing board waited about three years after a criminal investigation was launched to take any action. Nicole Carter said her daughter, Somer, was about 1 1/2 years old when Dr. Maheshvar Patel

Texas troopers caught skewing racial profiling data by labeling Hispanics and blacks as white

Texas troopers caught skewing racial profiling data by labeling Hispanics and blacks as white

David Edwards A recent investigation revealed that racial profiling data gathered by the Texas Department of Public Safety could not be trusted because some troopers had been labeling minority drivers as white. KXAN reviewed more than 16 million traffic citation records and found that the ethnicity of the drivers had been incorrectly recorded in a

Texas county hides details of next Jade Helm-style war games — and hopes to avoid freakout this time

Texas county hides details of next Jade Helm-style war games — and hopes to avoid freakout this time

Tom Boggioni Officials in Bastrop County, Texas — which was the epicenter of Jade Helm hysteria this past summer — have approved another military exercise in the area next year but are keeping the details secret to avoid the craziness this time. According to the Statesman, Bastrop County commissioners approved a request on Monday from