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European Politicians Alarmed By Trump's 'Ridiculous' Russia Stance This is brand new territory for the Spurs

European Politicians Alarmed By Trump's 'Ridiculous' Russia StanceWASHINGTON ― European lawmakers say President Donald Trump's stunning news


San Antonio is facing a significant transitional period without Kawhi Leonard. But the franchise has been preparing for this moment.
Ohio death row inmate Robert Van Hook scheduled to be executed on Wednesday MLB: Hader must take sensitivity training

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


Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to take sensitivity training and participate in the league's diversity and inclusion initiatives after tweets from his past emerged during Tuesday's All-Star Game.
Deadly Ferguson Fire Threatens Yosemite National Park Communities Official: Kawhi to Toronto, DeRozan to Spurs

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


The Toronto Raptors have acquired forward Kawhi Leonard in a larger trade package that sends guard DeMar DeRozan and a first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs.
Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith Augustus Game on: Antonio Brown on Madden 19 cover

Chicago protests continue after police shooting of Harith AugustusAfter release of the shooting video, protests on Sunday evening were peaceful. But the community remains tense and a "demonstration against the police murder of Harith Augustus" organized by a group called the Chicago Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression was scheduled for Monday evening at the scene of the shooting.


Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown is the cover athlete for the video game "Madden 19," EA Sports announced Wednesday.
Judge Orders Government To Temporarily Stop Deporting Reunited Families Deserted Island: Revis announces retirement

Judge Orders Government To Temporarily Stop Deporting Reunited FamiliesA federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Monday to temporarily stop


Former Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.


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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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