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Here Are The Excuses Republicans Made For Donald Trump On Putin And Russian Meddling Lowe: What the Kawhi trade means for Raptors, Spurs and NBA

Here Are The Excuses Republicans Made For Donald Trump On Putin And Russian MeddlingWASHINGTON ― Not only do congressional Republicans seem unwilling to criticize


How will Toronto and San Antonio move on? Zach Lowe breaks down the trade and its major implications on all sides.
Ohio death row inmate Robert Van Hook scheduled to be executed on Wednesday NBA players echo DeRozan’s thoughts after stunning trade

Ohio death row inmate Robert Van Hook scheduled to be executed on WednesdayDeath row inmate Robert Van Hook is set to be executed on Wednesday for the


DeMar DeRozan expected to be a Raptor for life, so when he was traded on Wednesday, his reaction on Instagram was strong, as was that of his NBA colleagues.
Deadly Ferguson Fire Threatens Yosemite National Park Communities Pop on end of Kawhi saga: 'Time to move on'

Deadly Ferguson Fire Threatens Yosemite National Park CommunitiesA wildfire near Yosemite National Park is expected to grow worse in the coming


With the Spurs sending Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says it's "time to move on."
Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won't Remove Holocaust Denial Content UNC's Fedora: Game of football is 'under attack'

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won't Remove Holocaust Denial ContentMark Zuckerberg got himself into hot water Wednesday after suggesting that


North Carolina coach Larry Fedora believes football is "under attack" and that players must weigh the "risk versus the rewards" of the sport.
Chinese woman 'detained' after tossing ink on Xi poster: activists Titans' Casey to protest despite anthem policy

Chinese woman 'detained' after tossing ink on Xi poster: activistsA woman who live-streamed herself throwing ink onto a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping has been detained, according to activists who accuse authorities of suppressing speech to protect a "cult of personality" around the country's leader. The US-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) activist network said authorities have also taken the woman's father and a Chinese artist into custody after they sought to publicise her plight on social media.


Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey is planning to protest social injustice and police brutality this season, despite the NFL's new anthem policy.


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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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