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Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bring A Joint Progressive Push To Kansas Why a Tiger win at The Open might be the greatest golf story ever told

Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bring A Joint Progressive Push To KansasKANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democratic U.S. House


Tiger Woods' name shot to the top of the leaderboard at a major again. Ian O'Connor says it's OK to imagine what it would feel like if he's there when Sunday closes.
Father of 2 Parkland shooting survivors fatally shot during armed robbery Jordan Spieth and the quest to take back what is his

Father of 2 Parkland shooting survivors fatally shot during armed robberyThe father of two students who survived the Parkland high school shooting in


Spieth didn't want to give back the Claret Jug this week. After three strong rounds (and one bad haircut), he has a chance to take it back.
CVS Apologizes After Pharmacist Harasses Trans Customer Mets trade closer Familia to A's for prospects

CVS Apologizes After Pharmacist Harasses Trans CustomerHilde Hall felt "elated" to finally start hormone treatment after a trip to


The Athletics acquired Mets reliever Jeurys Familia on Saturday in an effort to bolster a bullpen that includes All-Star closer Blake Treinen.
Trump Attacks NFL Over National Anthem Policy; Twitter Calls Fumble Cards' Carpenter homers in sixth straight game

Trump Attacks NFL Over National Anthem Policy; Twitter Calls FumblePresident Donald Trump has had a hard time this week explaining his


Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter hit a pinch-hit home run in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Cubs on Saturday, breaking Mark McGwire's franchise record with his sixth straight game with a home run.
Survivor who lost nine relatives in duck boat sinking recalls final words Another LeBron mural vandalized in Los Angeles

Survivor who lost nine relatives in duck boat sinking recalls final wordsTia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law's last words before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman's family members.


Yet another Los Angeles mural of LeBron James as a Laker has been vandalized.


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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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