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Christine Blasey Ford Calls On FBI To Probe Kavanaugh Accusation Before Hearing It’s all about October as Aaron Judge returns to the Yankees

Christine Blasey Ford Calls On FBI To Probe Kavanaugh Accusation Before HearingChristine Blasey Ford has called for an FBI investigation into her claim before she testifies before a Senate committee.


As the Yankees slugger returns to the lineup after a broken wrist, the focus is getting him prepared to deliver in the postseason.
Footage shows massive colonies of fire ants floating in Hurricane Florence floodwaters Tomlin says Brown disciplined for no-show

Footage shows massive colonies of fire ants floating in Hurricane Florence floodwatersIn wake of Hurricane Florence, victims in the storm's path are being warned of


Steelers WR Antonio Brown is in the game plan for Monday night, teammates say, despite being disciplined by coach Mike Tomlin for missing a team meeting.
Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worse NBA finishes Mavs probe; Cuban to donate $10M

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.


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.
Elon Musk Sued By Thai Cave Rescuer He Called A 'Child Rapist' Source: LeBron, Coogler team up on 'Space Jam'

Elon Musk Sued By Thai Cave Rescuer He Called A 'Child Rapist'The British cave diver who helped save a trapped Thai soccer team has sued


Ryan Coogler, who directed "Black Panther," will work with LeBron James to produce the next "Space Jam" movie. Filming is expected to start during the 2019 NBA offseason.
Burt Reynolds' last cars to be sold at auction Sources: Butler seeks move to Nets, NYK, Clips

Burt Reynolds' last cars to be sold at auctionThe very last cars Burt Reynolds' personally owned - including a 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans Am - are headed to auction on September 29 during Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas sale


Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has three preferred destinations for a trade, league sources told ESPN: the Nets, Clippers and Knicks.


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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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