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James Comey, Longtime Republican, Tells ‘All Who Care’ To Vote Democrat In November Sources: Melo headed to Hawks, will be waived

James Comey, Longtime Republican, Tells ‘All Who Care’ To Vote Democrat In NovemberFormer FBI director and longtime Republican James Comey has urged Americans to


OKC will deal Carmelo Anthony and a protected pick to the Hawks for Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived, and the Rockets are front-runners for him.
Judge Denies Bail To Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina Report: Fins players face anthem suspensions

Judge Denies Bail To Alleged Russian Agent Maria ButinaA federal judge on Wednesday denied bail to Maria Butina, the 29-year-old


Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week.
Best Bites Summer Entertaining: Pina colada cookie cups Nuggets' Porter Jr. has second back surgery

Best Bites Summer Entertaining: Pina colada cookie cupsWhat screams tropical vacation getaway more than a pina colada? Pina colada


Michael Porter Jr., the 14th pick in the NBA draft, has undergone another back surgery, the Denver Nuggets announced Thursday.
'It was a miracle': Thai cave boys describe two-week ordeal Sources: Falcons not giving Jones new deal

'It was a miracle': Thai cave boys describe two-week ordealIt was meant to be a fun excursion after football practice, but it turned into a life-threatening, two-week ordeal for a group of youngsters trapped in a cave with rising waters and no apparent escape route. When coach Ekkapol Chantawong led twelve members of his "Wild Boar" youth football team into the mouth of northern Thailand's Tham Luang cave complex on 23 June, he thought they'd be no more than an hour.


With sources saying the Falcons won't give receiver Julio Jones a contract extension this season, it remains to be seen if he reports on time to training camp next week.
Multiple Papa John's Employees Describe Sexual Harassment, Nepotism New Bull Parker: Players not paid for defense

Multiple Papa John's Employees Describe Sexual Harassment, NepotismPapa John's founder John Schnatter resigned last week as chairman over his use


New Bull Jabari Parker thinks better offenses win titles and that teams don't pay players to play defense.


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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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