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Trump’s Scotland Visit Met With More Protests Thrilling World Cup gets the finale it deserves

Trump’s Scotland Visit Met With More ProtestsProtests across Britain extended into a third day as President Donald Trump


Didier Deschamps got France's stars to buy into his work ethic, and the result was glory in Russia, but not before Croatia pushed them all the way.
Mueller indictment sheds new light on Russia timeline Why Mbappe is soccer's future king

Mueller indictment sheds new light on Russia timelineThe Special Counsel investigation released new information about Russian interference in the 2016 campaign with the indictment of 12 Russian nationals.


When Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi retire, Kylian Mbappe will be the sport's leading man, and there's no limit to what he can do from here.
Massive Rogue Iceberg Threatens Greenland Community Joshua heavyweight defense vs. Povetkin set

Massive Rogue Iceberg Threatens Greenland CommunityA monumentally huge iceberg is floating dangerously close to a Greenland


With a megafight against Deontay Wilder potentially next, unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua will first face mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin on Sept. 22 in London.
Chicago police release body cam footage after fatal officer-involved shooting sparks protests Former goalie Emery, 35, dies while swimming

Chicago police release body cam footage after fatal officer-involved shooting sparks protestsChicago police have released footage of officers approaching 37-year-old Harith Augustus before he was fatally shot on Saturday.


Former NHL goalie Ray Emery, 35, has been found dead after he was reported missing while swimming.
California Democratic Party Snubs Dianne Feinstein LeBron attends Lakers' summer league game

California Democratic Party Snubs Dianne FeinsteinIn a stunning rebuke, the California Democratic Party declined to endorse Sen.


LeBron James, wearing Lakers shorts and purple shoes, was seated courtside at the Las Vegas Summer League on Sunday as he cheered on his new teammates.


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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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