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Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Foes Prepare To Go Public Barnwell: Ranking NFL's potential coaching openings from worst to first

Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Foes Prepare To Go PublicWASHINGTON ― House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is suddenly in a fight for her


If the Seattle and Green Bay jobs come open, how attractive would they be? Bill Barnwell sorts the 10 possible openings.
Howard Dean: Republicans will 'have a terrible time because they’re getting older and whiter' Wolves owner: Wasted time persuading Butler

Howard Dean: Republicans will 'have a terrible time because they’re getting older and whiter'Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was pleased with the party’s performance in last week’s midterm elections — and not just because it regained control of the House.


Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor opened up about Jimmy Butler's trade to the 76ers, saying the saga overshadowed the start of the season and led to a "negative environment" in Minnesota.
Death Toll Mounts To 48 In Northern California Fire, Deadliest In State History Bobblehead of Purdue's Trent to help cancer fight

Death Toll Mounts To 48 In Northern California Fire, Deadliest In State HistoryThe death toll in Northern California's Camp fire climbed higher on Tuesday as


A bobblehead of Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who has a rare form of bone cancer, will raise money for his cancer research endowment fund and The V Foundation.
U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approaches Stadium worker who spit on pizza gets probation

U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approachesDefense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. The Pentagon chief said that within a week to 10 days the 5,800 troops currently deployed for the border mission will have accomplished all the tasks initially requested by Customs and Border Protection, although additional tasks are now being worked out between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to the 5,800 active duty troops in the border area, about 2,100 National Guard troops have been providing border support since April.


A fired Comerica Park stadium worker who pleaded guilty to spitting on a pizza has been sentenced to 18 months of probation and must take an anger management class.
Wisconsin company gives employees handguns for Christmas: 'The perfect gift' Ex-LSU asst. offered Zion football scholarship

Wisconsin company gives employees handguns for Christmas: 'The perfect gift'A Wisconsin family-owned company decided to forgo traditional cash bonuses


Former LSU assistant Eric Mateos said he made Zion Williamson a football scholarship offer after watching his viral hardwood feats a couple of years ago, but Mateos never heard back from the Duke hoops sensation.


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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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