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GOP Senator Says Voter Suppression Is A 'Great Idea' OT defeat to Furman has Nova on rare losing skid

GOP Senator Says Voter Suppression Is A 'Great Idea'Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) appeared to endorse voter suppression during a


Defending national champion Villanova lost its second game in a row on Saturday, falling to Furman 76-68 in overtime three days after being blown out by No. 18 Michigan.
Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal Criminal Charges Against Julian Assange Rams' Donald fined $23K for going after Britt

Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal Criminal Charges Against Julian AssangeA court filing accidentally revealed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has


The NFL fined Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald more than $23,000 for his actions toward the Seahawks' Justin Britt during Sunday's game.
Subject of Mueller probe boasts of ties to acting AG Matt Whitaker Meyer after OT win: Emotional, not exasperated

Subject of Mueller probe boasts of ties to acting AG Matt WhitakerAn obscure conservative podcast recorded by a former Trump administration official last Sunday provided a unique window into acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the reasons some have found his appointment alarming.


Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said his team was fortunate to pull off an overtime win over Maryland on Saturday, but he said the defense has to improve "or we won't win" against Michigan next week.
Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74 Curry 'proud' of how Warriors dealt with drama

Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74The number of names on the missing person's list for Northern California's


Warriors guard Stephen Curry says he is "extremely proud" of the way his team has come together in the wake of Monday's verbal altercation between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.
China's Xi promises support to Papua New Guinea amid regional tension Helton deflects status talk to AD after UCLA loss

China's Xi promises support to Papua New Guinea amid regional tensionThe visit, ahead of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit Xi will address on Saturday, comes amid heightened trade and diplomatic tension in a region that was until recently an almost exclusive sphere of influence of staunch U.S. ally Australia. APEC was established almost 30 years ago to remove barriers to trade in an area home to numerous tiny island economies reliant on third party aid and loans. China, which is stepping up its presence in the region, has recently faced criticism from some PNG officials for its lavish gifts, given at the potential expense of aid and development.


Following Saturday's loss to UCLA, USC coach Clay Helton declined to say whether he'll return next season, telling reporters, "That's a great question" for athletic director Lynn Swann.


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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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