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ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since January Offensive juggernaut? Mental toughness secures Game 4

ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since JanuaryThe American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to end the monthslong detention


The Houston Rockets faced a double-digit deficit not once, but twice, in the most feared arena this postseason. But defense and composure were the key ingredients to a pivotal Game 4 win that tied the Western Conference finals.
Garry Kasparov: I told you Putin would attack U.S. election — and he will again Durant laments Game 4 finish, but looks ahead

Garry Kasparov: I told you Putin would attack U.S. election — and he will againFormer Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov has a message for those who didn’t foresee Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


Kevin Durant said, "I wish I had that last play back," following the Warriors' Game 4 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday, but he already is looking ahead to Thursday's Game 5.
Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of death CP3, battling sore foot, keys Rockets' rally in 4th

Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of deathThe death of a CDC employee whose body was found in an Atlanta river last


Chris Paul acknowledged Tuesday night that he had undergone "a whole lot of treatment" on his sore foot in recent days. With his foot feeling better, he bounced back and played a major role in Houston's Game 4 win over the Warriors that evened the series.
The Onion Hilariously Trolls Michael Cohen With His Own Cease-And-Desist Note Owners weighing several options with anthem

The Onion Hilariously Trolls Michael Cohen With His Own Cease-And-Desist NoteSatirical stalwart The Onion published one of its funniest bits in years, but


NFL owners will resume discussions on the league's national anthem policy Wednesday, after no resolution emerged Tuesday despite hours of deliberation.
MSNBC Host Hugh Hewitt Suggests 'Trench Coat' Control, Not Gun Control Bolts' Henry tears ACL in OTAs; Gates to return?

MSNBC Host Hugh Hewitt Suggests 'Trench Coat' Control, Not Gun ControlConservative commentator Hugh Hewitt has a novel idea to curb school mass


Chargers TE Hunter Henry was hurt during a drill in OTAs on Tuesday, going down untouched while running downfield.


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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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