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Cindy McCain Hopes Trump Learns From The Midterms Rams' Donald fined $23K for going after Britt

Cindy McCain Hopes Trump Learns From The MidtermsCindy McCain, in her first interview since the death of her husband Sen. John


The NFL fined Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald more than $23,000 for his actions toward the Seahawks' Justin Britt during Sunday's game.
Leaked chat logs on hacks may be part of case against Julian Assange Sources: Miles nearing deal to be Kansas coach

Leaked chat logs on hacks may be part of case against Julian AssangeWhile transparency advocates and First Amendment activists have consistently worried that Assange’s arrest and conviction would set a bad precedent for the media if Assange is charged with espionage for publishing classified documents, it’s possible the charges will have to do with his solicitation of those materials.


Les Miles, who is 141-55 in 15-plus seasons as a coach at LSU and Oklahoma State, is close to a deal to become head coach at Kansas, sources told ESPN.
Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects It Lacob on Warriors drama: We're not picking sides

Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects ItVolunteers in Broward County, a Democratic stronghold in Florida, recounted


Warriors owner Joe Lacob told the San Francisco Chronicle that the team's management is handling the dust-up between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant "very appropriately," and in no way has the organization chosen sides.
How To Cook A Heritage Or Pasture-Raised Turkey For Thanksgiving Astros acquire IF Diaz in trade with Blue Jays

How To Cook A Heritage Or Pasture-Raised Turkey For ThanksgivingIn the not-too-distant past, all Thanksgiving turkeys came from the grocery


The Astros, who could lose Marwin Gonzalez to free agency, acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz, who hit a career-high 18 homers last season, in a trade with the Blue Jays.
The Democrats Who Could Replace Nancy Pelosi Samford QB passes McNair to set FCS record

The Democrats Who Could Replace Nancy Pelosi(Bloomberg) -- Nancy Pelosi could be facing an unexpectedly hard fight to win a return engagement as speaker of the House. Several dozen House Democrats and just-elected incoming members are demanding new leadership. Some are calling for generational change after Democrats won control of the House in last week’s elections.


In the final game of his career, Samford quarterback Devlin Hodges passed the late Steve McNair to set an FCS record for career passing yards.


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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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