Marco Rubio is wrong: Working philosophers make almost twice as much as welders

Marco Rubio is wrong: Working philosophers make almost twice as much as welders

International Business Times

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came out in support for vocational training programs Tuesday night at the fourth Republican primary debate. While responding to a question about why he wouldn’t raise the minimum wage and what government initiatives he would roll back, Rubio said he thought one of the ways the United States could help its workers…

WATCH: CNN economic analyst crushes GOP candidates’ trickle down fantasies

WATCH: CNN economic analyst crushes GOP candidates’ trickle down fantasies

Bethania Palma Markus CNN’s global economic analyst and TIME Magazine editor Rana Foroohar pointed out the GOP’s “trickle down” approach to the economy is outdated and doesn’t work, according to a segment posted by Media Matters. Foroohar mentioned that the economy has changed vis-a-vis technology replacing some jobs and globalization sending some overseas. But even

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

Megamansion-building megachurch pastor says revealing his salary would violate Christ’s teachings

Megamansion-building megachurch pastor says revealing his salary would violate Christ’s teachings

Travis Gettys Megachurch Pastor Steven Furtick is used to questions about his gigantic mansion and other trappings of his apparent wealth — but he doesn’t usually face them directly from reporters. The pastor of North Carolina’s Elevation Church sat down for a rare interview that aired Tuesday on WCCB-TV, where he discussed various controversies related

‘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

GOP senator demands Mizzou grad student stop studying effects of 72-hour abortion waiting period on women

GOP senator demands Mizzou grad student stop studying effects of 72-hour abortion waiting period on women

Bethania Palma Markus A conservative Missouri lawmaker is trying to stop a graduate student from researching the effects that state’s mandated 72-hour waiting period for an abortion is having on women, the Huffington Post reports. State Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R) sent a letter to the University of Missouri chancellor accusing the student of “helping Planned Parenthood.”

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…