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White House to Take Aim at Obama Era Climate Policy LeBron leaves injured in Cavs' loss to Spurs (Yahoo Sports)

news The White House will take a major swipe at President Barack Obama's climate change legacy Tuesday with the signing of an executive order on energy independence.

An elbow to LeBron's back added injury to the Spurs' insult of the Cavs

Not only did Cleveland fall out of first place in the East with the blowout loss, superstar LeBron James also left the game after taking an elbow in the back.


Give It to Me Straight, Doc: Is Obamacare Dying? The secret to USMNT success against Honduras (Yahoo Sports)

news For a patient who just turned 7 and has already survived numerous near-death experiences, the Affordable Care Act's prognosis is not so bad.

United States men's national team

Christian Pulisic starred in the 6-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Honduras, but he got plenty of help from his teammates.


Schiff Calls for Nunes to Step Down From Russia Probe Mom thinks her son was Lou Gehrig in a past life (Yahoo Sports)

news The top Democrat in charge of investigating the Trump campaign's Russia ties has called for GOP Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes to recuse himself.

Christian Haupt

Christian Haupt told his mom when he was 2-years-old that he used to be a tall ballplayer. Then he started telling stories about Babe Ruth and taking trains to cities to play games.


Why Rep. Ted Lieu Thinks Donald Trump Is 'Evil' Sources: Kings may be targeting Sam Hinkie (Yahoo Sports)

news Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., says Trump is violating his oath of office when he says he will let Obamacare 'explode.'

Kings mess

Sacramento denied interest in Hinkie, but sources say the team is looking for an executive to usurp GM Vlade Divac’s authority.


Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner to Appear Before Senate Intel Committee Just move, baby: Raiders' plan to relocate passes (Yahoo Sports)

news The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to question key advisor and son-in-law to the president, Jared Kushner.

Davis

NFL owners voted 31-1 in favor of the Raiders leaving Oakland behind and moving to Las Vegas.




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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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