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Osama Bin Laden Hunter Slams Trump Behavior As 'Greatest Threat To Our Democracy' Yankees trade top prospect for Mariners' Paxton

Osama Bin Laden Hunter Slams Trump Behavior As 'Greatest Threat To Our Democracy'Retired Navy Adm. William McRaven lashed out at Donald Trump again Sunday,


The Mariners and Yankees completed a trade Monday that will send ace left-hander James Paxton to New York for three prospects, including top-rated lefty Justus Sheffield.
Camp Fire Leaves At Least 77 Dead While Almost 1,300 Remain Unaccounted For Redskins bring in Sanchez to be McCoy's backup

Camp Fire Leaves At Least 77 Dead While Almost 1,300 Remain Unaccounted ForCHICO, Calif. (AP) -- Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked


The Redskins have signed Mark Sanchez to be the backup quarterback after Alex Smith was lost for the season.
Yahoo News Explains: Can Trump quash the White House press corps? Putting a bow on it: Shoe toss costs Heat G $25K

Yahoo News Explains: Can Trump quash the White House press corps?CNN’s Jim Acosta is reporting at the White House again after a judge ruled that the Trump administration overstepped the law in revoking his access. You are a rude, terrible person,” Trump told Acosta. Lawyers for the administration argued, “The President and White House possess the same broad discretion to regulate access to the White House for journalists that they possess to select which journalists receive interviews.


Heat guard Josh Richardson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for tossing his shoe into the crowd.
Recounts in some undecided midterm races conclude Flirting with enemy leads to Arkansas DBs' ban

Recounts in some undecided midterm races concludeAndrew Gillum and Bill Nelson conceded in their respective governor's and Senate races in Florida, while the question of who will be voted speaker of the House remains.


Kamren Curl and Ryan Pulley have been suspended by Arkansas after the two defensive backs were seen fraternizing with members of the Mississippi State spirit squad prior to the Razorbacks' 52-6 loss.
Travel Deals Tuesday: 2018 Black Friday And Cyber Monday Travel Deals Lewis on Lamar Jackson: QBs don't run forever

Travel Deals Tuesday: 2018 Black Friday And Cyber Monday Travel DealsBlack Friday and Cyber Monday are often synonymous with TV sales, promotions


Bengals coach Marvin Lewis questions whether Ravens QB Lamar Jackson can survive running so much.


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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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