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Democrats Are Planning To Target The Arms Sales Trump Loves Follow live: Vikings at Bears

Democrats Are Planning To Target The Arms Sales Trump LovesWASHINGTON ― Top Democrats are discussing how to use their upcoming control of


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Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74 Eagles' Jenkins flips off his former coach Payton

Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74The number of names on the missing person's list for Northern California's


With the Saints leading the Eagles by 31 early in the fourth quarter, cameras caught a frustrated Malcolm Jenkins giving his former coach Sean Payton the finger after New Orleans went for it on fourth-and-6.
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


Alex Smith broke both the fibula and tibia in his right leg on a third-quarter sack, in a play that brought back memories of Joe Theismann's career-ending injury 33 years ago to the day.
Former UK Brexit minister Raab says PM May must change course on Brexit deal Ohio St. opens as rare underdog vs. Michigan

Former UK Brexit minister Raab says PM May must change course on Brexit dealBritain's former Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday that Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was fatally flawed but she could still change course. Raab, who resigned on Thursday saying he could not support the deal, said he would back May if there was a confidence vote and that talk of a leadership challenge was distracting when the government should be focused on delivering Brexit. "I still think a deal could be done but it is very late in the day now and we need to change course," Raab told the BBC, adding that changes should be made before the deal is brought to parliament as lawmakers would not support it as it stands.


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.
Joe Biden Just Adopted An Adorable Shelter Dog Heat's Richardson tosses shoe into stands in loss

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


Miami's Josh Richardson flung his sneaker into the stands in disgust before being ejected from Sunday's 113-97 loss to the visiting Lakers.


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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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