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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tightrope The fastest way to pitching success or failure (Yahoo Sports)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tightropeSanders’ meteoric rise within the Trump administration has, paradoxically, put her in one of the most precarious positions in a wildly unstable White House.


Chris Sale (Getty)

Chris Sale is throwing harder than ever. The Cubs starters are not. Velocity may not be everything, but it's still pretty darn important.


A Look at the Texas Border Town at Center of Nation’s Debate Vertical sources: Millsap opts for free agency (Yahoo Sports)

A Look at the Texas Border Town at Center of Nation’s DebateOf the 3,800 residents of El Cenizo, about 20 percent are undocumented. The town made national headlines this month when its mayor filed a lawsuit against the state to block a new law that bans so-called “sanctuary cities.”


Millsap

The forward opted out of his $21.4 million contract for next season but has expressed interest in re-signing with Atlanta.


The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injured Report: Dixon, Franchitti robbed at Indy Taco Bell (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injuredLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a plane and airport utility truck in Los Angeles (all times local):


Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti were reportedly robbed at gunpoint while waiting in the drive-through at 10 p.m. Sunday night.


The Greatest Show on Earth to close after 146 years Eye issue keeping Zimmer from Vikings OTAs (Yahoo Sports)

The Greatest Show on Earth to close after 146 yearsAfter 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Feld Entertainment said the circus’s existing animals — including lions, tigers, camels, donkeys, alpacas, kangaroos and llamas — will go to suitable homes following the show’s final performance on May 21.


Mike Zimmer

Minnesota's coach suffered a detached retina on Halloween night and had emergency surgery during the season.


Trump: ‘We Are Not Here to Lecture,’ But to Offer Partnership Money behind Megatron's rift with Lions (Yahoo Sports)

Trump: ‘We Are Not Here to Lecture,’ But to Offer PartnershipPresident Trump tells Middle East leaders in Saudi Arabia that his first priority is the safety and future of American citizens.


Calvin Johnson (Getty Images)

More than a year after he retired, the wide receiver remains upset that the team asked him to repay $320,000 in bonus money.




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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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