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Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Foes Think They Have The Votes To Block Her Rockets, Carmelo to part ways after 10 games

Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Foes Think They Have The Votes To Block HerWASHINGTON ― Nancy Pelosi's bid to become House speaker again is running up


Carmelo Anthony's brief stop with the Houston Rockets is over. Sources told ESPN the Rockets have no plans to immediately waive him.
Cory Booker says the Georgia election is being 'stolen' from Stacey Abrams Green: Tiff with Durant could galvanize Warriors

Cory Booker says the Georgia election is being 'stolen' from Stacey Abrams“I think that Stacey Abrams’s election is being stolen from her, using what I think are insidious measures to disenfranchise certain groups of people,” Booker said.


Draymond Green, saying "I am never going to change who I am" in regard to his emotions, believes his spat with Kevin Durant will only strengthen the Warriors.
Death Toll Mounts To 48 In Northern California Fire, Deadliest In State History Pick a color: MLB eases restrictions for spikes

Death Toll Mounts To 48 In Northern California Fire, Deadliest In State HistoryThe death toll in Northern California's Camp fire climbed higher on Tuesday as


Under a new deal, MLB players may now wear shoes with black, white, any colors on the team's uniform and additional colors approved by the team.
Fast food manager attacked by woman over ketchup Less is more: Miles, LSU agree to $1.5M buyout

Fast food manager attacked by woman over ketchupPolice say they are searching for a McDonald's customer caught on surveillance video attacking two employees last month at a restaurant in Santa Ana, California.


Les Miles left $5M on the table with LSU, instead reaching a $1.5M buyout agreement. In addition, sources told ESPN that Miles has met with Kansas about their opening for 2019.
Animal survivors of the California fires Lakers' Rondo to undergo surgery on hand

Animal survivors of the California firesThe wildfires that ripped through communities in Northern and Southern California this week have left heartbreaking images of eviscerated neighborhoods and coroners searching for human remains.


Lakers guard Rajon Rondo will undergo surgery to repair the fractured third metacarpal in his right hand, the team announced Thursday.


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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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