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Democrats look to gain in Southern California as outrage mounts over family separations Bruce Bowen on Kawhi: 'Are you kidding me?'

Democrats look to gain in Southern California as outrage mounts over family separationsDemocrats are already plotting about how to motivate and mobilize the 66 percent of voters who oppose Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy.


Bruce Bowen has issues with Kawhi Leonard. "You got $18 million this year, and you think that they're trying to rush you? You didn't play for the most part a full season this year ... and you want to say that they didn't have your best interest at heart?"
Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For Fraud Blue Jays' Osuna suspended 75 games by MLB

Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For FraudSara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was on


Major League Baseball has suspended Toronto closer Roberto Osuna 75 games without pay for violating the league's domestic violence policy.
First Lady Melania Trump Visits Texas to See Migrant Children Separated from Parents Porzingis, Knox bond over 'boos' on draft night

First Lady Melania Trump Visits Texas to See Migrant Children Separated from ParentsThe visit came after President Trump signed an executive order halting the policy that has resulted in the separation of children from their parents who illegally crossed the U.S. southern border.


Knicks first-rounder Kevin Knox got a call from Kristaps Porzingis on Thursday, who told Knox that the boos he heard on draft night will eventually turn into cheers.
Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India Friend: Winston was alone with Uber driver

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East IndiaFive women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.


A friend of Jameis Winston's who was with him the night the Buccaneers quarterback allegedly sexually abused an Uber driver says Winston left as the only passenger in the car.
No Narcotics In Anthony Bourdain's System When He Died: Report Celtics' 1st-rounder Williams oversleeps call

No Narcotics In Anthony Bourdain's System When He Died: ReportAnthony Bourdain had no narcotics in his system when he killed himself this


Robert Williams, who fell to the Celtics at No. 27 in Thursday's draft, admitted to sleeping through the team's introductory conference call Friday morning due to a "good night's sleep after a busy two days."


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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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