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Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worse Sources: Butler most interested in Clippers

Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worseJerry Adler examines the issues with Trump's tweets about the death toll from Hurricane Maria.


Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is most interested in pursuing a future with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told ESPN.
Tucker Carlson Blames Sexual Assault Victims For Not Going To The Police Cuban to pay $10M after probe; 'made a mistake'

Tucker Carlson Blames Sexual Assault Victims For Not Going To The PoliceFox News host Tucker Carlson has been accused of victim blaming after he said


The NBA said Mark Cuban didn't pay enough attention to the "disturbing and heartbreaking" culture within the Mavericks' organization, but he won't be punished for allegations from an SI report in February.
Lithuania Says Walmart Has Agreed To Stop Selling Soviet-Themed T-Shirts Puig homers again, declares L.A. will win West

Lithuania Says Walmart Has Agreed To Stop Selling Soviet-Themed T-ShirtsLithuanian officials said that Walmart has agreed to remove Soviet-themed


Yasiel Puig's pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning against the Rockies ignited the Dodgers to victory. It was Puig's sixth homer in his past 18 at-bats. "We're going to win the West," Puig declared, "and go to the playoffs."
Mach 5 Mission: The Air Force Is Going All In on Hypersonic Weapons Luongo: Domi's punch on Ekblad 'gutless'

Mach 5 Mission: The Air Force Is Going All In on Hypersonic WeaponsThe Air Force is taking another step in an aggressive plan to prototype, test and deploy hypersonic weapons


Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo said Max Domi's sucker punch on Aaron Ekblad was "gutless."
Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes: ministry Winning bid for Bird-Magic card tops $125K

Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes: ministryA Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli fire in clashes near the border in southern Gaza late Wednesday, the health ministry in the enclave said.


A 1980 Topps rookie card featuring Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had a winning bid of $125,200 on eBay.


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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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