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Ed Gillespie is not interested in the latest Trump tweets Lee beats Chiesa on controversial stoppage (Yahoo Sports)

Ed Gillespie is not interested in the latest Trump tweetsEd Gillespie has a tricky road ahead of him as he campaigns for Virginia governor this year. The Republican nominee wants to talk about state issues, not President Trump, not Russia and certainly not what’s on Twitter. The latest sign is that former President Obama has already decided to campaign for the Democratic nominee, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.


Kevin Lee's controversial win over Michael Chiesa leaves plenty of questions

Michael Chiesa didn't tap out and was awake while in Kevin Lee's rear-naked choke, yet the referee ended the fight.


Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOP Fantasy week ahead: He's on Fiers (Yahoo Sports)

Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOPIn a tweet, the president urged the five senators who’ve declared they won’t vote for the bill to reconsider saying the American people could no longer “suffer a broken Obamacare.”


The Week Ahead: Two-start pitchers guide

Mike Fiers has been a different pitcher of late and has two attractive starts coming up.


China Landslide: at Least 15 Dead, 140 Buried in Sichuan Mountain Village Preview: Bears did what they had to do at QB (Yahoo Sports)

China Landslide: at Least 15 Dead, 140 Buried in Sichuan Mountain VillageAfter days of torrential rains, nearly 300 million cubic feet of rock and soil — equivalent to some 3,000 Olympic-sized pools —covered the village and a hotel in the worst landslide to hit the region since 2008.


Mitch Trubisky (Getty)

Chicago GM Ryan Pace was criticized for both of his big quarterback moves this offseason, but he had to try something.


139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire Earnhardt finishes strong after early spin (Yahoo Sports)

139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fireAn overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 139 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ignored warnings to stay clear, officials and witnesses said. The horrific early morning tragedy came hours before Pakistan was due to begin Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. Details were sketchy but some witnesses suggested the tanker had suffered a burst tyre, said regional police chief Raja Riffat.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. (AP)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. spun on lap 15 trying to pass Danica Patrick but bounced back for a top 10 in his final race at the road course.


Martin Shkreli Goes To Trial Obituary takes parting shot at Nats bullpen (Yahoo Sports)

Martin Shkreli Goes To Trial'The Most Hated Person' set to stand trial for security fraud.


Nationals fan's obituary blames bullpen for blowing 'yet another lead'

One Nationals fan was so displeased with the team's bullpen that he took shots at the relievers in his obituary.




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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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