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Seattle Files Lawsuit Over 'Sanctuary Cities' Funding Threat Top 10 one-man NCAA tourney runs since 2000 (Yahoo Sports)

news Seattle's mayor said the threat over 'sanctuary cities' is unconstitutional and makes cities less safe by pushing immigrant communities underground.

Sindarius Thornwell (Getty)

Sindarius Thornwell has led South Carolina to a surprising Final Four run. Where does he rank on the list?


4 Unanswered Questions about Rep. Nunes and Russia This quarterback class doesn't make the grade (Yahoo Sports)

news Democrats are up in arms over the way House Intel Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has handled the probe into Russian election meddling.

Mitchell Trubsiky (AP)

Five quarterbacks could go in the first 50 picks of the draft, but this group of signal-callers is a middling one.


Spicer Tries to Mend Fences After Lashing Out at Reporter National League fantasy season predictions (Yahoo Sports)

news It wasn't quite an apology, but it was close. The White House Press Secretary's offered the first question to April Ryan on Wednesday.

National League fantasy season preview

Dalton Del Don goes around the Senior Circuit, making several bold predictions, including a strong year by a Cubs sub.


Gov. Christie and President Trump to Work Together on Curbing Opioid Abuse Boxing has a serious problem with promoters (Yahoo Sports)

news Gov. Chris Christie and President Donald Trump will join forces to fight the nation's opioid epidemic

Oscar de la Hoya

Promoters like Oscar de la Hoya are failing to capitalize on the sport's momentum, but they could revive boxing if they changed their methods.


Melania Trump Honors Women In Rare First Lady Appearance Draymond rips Raiders' move, supports Oakland (Yahoo Sports)

news In a rare speaking appearance, First Lady Melania Trump called Wednesday for a celebration of the achievements of women around the world.

Draymond Green (AP)

Draymond Green says Oakland fans should't go to any home games in 2017.




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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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