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16 Democrats Sign Letter Vowing To Oppose Nancy Pelosi Yankees land Paxton, deal top prospect to Seattle

16 Democrats Sign Letter Vowing To Oppose Nancy PelosiWASHINGTON ― Sixteen Democrats released a letter Monday pledging not to


The Mariners and Yankees completed a trade Monday that sends ace left-hander James Paxton to New York for three prospects, including top-rated lefty Justus Sheffield.
Camp Fire Death Toll Climbs To 76 As Missing Person List Swells To Almost 1,300 Sources: Wall fined for verbal assault on Brooks

Camp Fire Death Toll Climbs To 76 As Missing Person List Swells To Almost 1,300The death toll from Northern California's Camp fire now stands at 76 after


After getting fired up at practice last week, John Wall yelled "f--- you" at coach Scott Brooks and has now been fined for it, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Trump rates his presidency ‘A+’: ‘Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?’ Surging OKC gets Westbrook back at Sacramento

Trump rates his presidency ‘A+’: ‘Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?’President Trump said he rates his job performance as president an A+. “I would – look, I hate to do it, but I will do it — I would give myself an A+. Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?"


The Thunder will get Russell Westbrook back Monday at Sacramento after he missed six games for an ankle injury and the birth of twins.
California to receive ‘dramatic relief' from wildfire smoke as Camp Fire survivors seek safer shelter Redskins bring in Sanchez to be McCoy's backup

California to receive ‘dramatic relief' from wildfire smoke as Camp Fire survivors seek safer shelterPeople that fled their homes to escape the Camp Fire are on the move again before a storm delivers drenching rain to California.


The Redskins have signed Mark Sanchez to be the backup quarterback after Alex Smith was lost for the season.
Nissan accuses chief Ghosn of misconduct, proposes firing him UT's Hager reprimanded for saying OU 'sucks'

Nissan accuses chief Ghosn of misconduct, proposes firing himAutomaker Nissan on Monday accused its chairman Carlos Ghosn of "significant acts of misconduct" including underreporting his salary and said it would move to fire him, as reports emerged he faced arrest in Tokyo. In a statement, Nissan said it had been conducting a probe into Ghosn for several months after receiving a whistleblower report and had uncovered misconduct going back several years. The statement came after local media reported that Ghosn was being questioned Monday night by prosecutors in Tokyo and was expected to be arrested on violation of financial regulations including misreporting his income.


Texas' Breckyn Hager was publicly reprimanded by the Big 12 on Monday for negative comments he made about rival Oklahoma.


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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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