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Bucking McConnell, Sens. Graham And Paul Call For Vote On Criminal Justice Bill Logano wins at Homestead to claim NASCAR title

Bucking McConnell, Sens. Graham And Paul Call For Vote On Criminal Justice BillSens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) often find themselves on


Joey Logano proved that NASCAR's playoff system is about performance late in the year, as he turned a one-win regular season into his first career NASCAR Cup Series title.
Argentina Finds Missing Sub One Year Later But Lacks Resources To Surface It Redskins' Smith has Theismann-like broken leg

Argentina Finds Missing Sub One Year Later But Lacks Resources To Surface ItBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The Argentine government acknowledged on


Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a right leg injury and was carted off the field in the third quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Houston Texans.
WikiLeaks' Assange faces charges; lawyer says he'd fight Ohio St. opens as rare underdog vs. Michigan

WikiLeaks' Assange faces charges; lawyer says he'd fightWASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation.


Ohio State was installed as a 3.5-point underdog against Michigan. Barring dramatic line movement, it would mark the first time the Buckeyes haven't been favored since the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015.
The Democratic blue wave was real Spoelstra: Walton 'perfect guy to coach' LeBron

The Democratic blue wave was realKyrsten Sinema became the first Democrat to win an Arizona Senate seat in 30 years. As the returns poured in on the night of last week’s midterm elections, a narrative swiftly began to take shape: although Democrats succeeded in retaking the House of Representatives from Republican control, the vaunted “blue wave” had failed to materialize.


Former LeBron James coach Erik Spoelstra says Luke Walton is "the perfect coach" for James and the Lakers.
Joe Biden Just Adopted An Adorable Shelter Dog QB Jackson blisters Bengals with 117 rush yards

Joe Biden Just Adopted An Adorable Shelter DogJoe Biden is welcoming a furry new member to his family.


In his first NFL start, Lamar Jackson set a Ravens quarterback single-game record with 117 yards rushing in a 24-21 victory over the Bengals that essentially saved Baltimore's season.


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The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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