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Nunes Had Secret Meeting at White House Before Trump Monitoring Claim Kobe Bryant and his talking snake puppet (Yahoo Sports)

news The House Intel chair met with a source at the White House a day before announcing to reporters that Trump may have been monitored during campaign.

Kobe Bryant invited us into a strange world with his talking snake puppet

His latest video segment for his six-part “Canvas” series on ESPN is peculiar, to say the least.


Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner to Appear Before Senate Intel Committee Stars won't be sitting this time for Spurs-Cavs (Yahoo Sports)

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

LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard (Getty)

Finally, the NBA gets a marquee matchup that isn't ruined by stars taking the night off.


Seven Ways the Trump Admin Could Make Obamacare 'Explode' 'Zero percent chance' this AFC team drafts Mixon (Yahoo Sports)

news How can the Trump administration hobble Obamacare? Let us count the ways.

Joe Mixon

The Dolphins are finally onto something, and it appears they don't want to risk things by using a pick on the Oklahoma running back.


Jared Kushner to Oversee Federal Government Overhaul UNC hero gets standing ovation at 8 a.m. class (Yahoo Sports)

news 'The government should be run like a great American company,' Ivanka Trump's husband told The Washington Post.

Hours after hitting game-winning shot, UNC's Luke Maye receives standing ovation at 8 a.m. class

Hours after hitting the shot that put the Tar Heels in the Final Four, Luke Maye got some love from his fellow students.


Democrats Force Delay of Vote on SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Jeanie Buss wins power struggle with brothers (Yahoo Sports)

news Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee force the delay of a vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch by a week as partisan battle lines harden.

Report: Jim Buss out as Lakers trustee, as Jeanie Buss consolidates power

Jim Buss is reportedly out as a Lakers trustee, more evidence that Jeanie will remain firmly in charge of the franchise.




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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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