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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud' Marshall, close to ending drought, cut by Saints

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud'Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday attacked what she


Brandon Marshall, who did not appear in a game after he was signed by the Saints following Dez Bryant's season-ending injury, was released by New Orleans.
Don Lemon Fact-Checks Donald Trump's 'Flat-Out Lie' About Barack Obama's Campaign Hornets celebrate winner early; MJ scolds Monk

Don Lemon Fact-Checks Donald Trump's 'Flat-Out Lie' About Barack Obama's CampaignDon Lemon is done with President Donald Trump's claims that campaign finance


Jeremy Lamb hit a 22-foot jumper from the right wing with 0.3 seconds left, and the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a late 10-point deficit for a wild 108-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Michael Flynn's lawyers request no prison time, defend cooperation with Mueller team Curry: Shaq 'dead wrong' on Lakers beating GSW

Michael Flynn's lawyers request no prison time, defend cooperation with Mueller teamFlynn's lawyers defend cooperation with Robert Mueller; ask for no prison time


Stephen Curry isn't a fan of comparing teams from different eras, but after hearing Shaquille O'Neal say his 2000-02 Lakers could "easily" beat Curry's Warriors, the Golden State superstar had to chime in, telling ESPN, "Oh, he's dead wrong."
Russia fines Google for not complying with search results law - TASS Reports: RHP Lynn to Rangers for 3 years, $30M

Russia fines Google for not complying with search results law - TASSRussia fined Google 500,000 roubles ($7,530) on Tuesday for failing to comply with a legal requirement to remove certain entries from its search results, Russia's communications watchdog was quoted as saying by TASS news agency. Russia said last month that it had opened a civil case against Google as it had not joined a state registry that lists banned websites that Moscow believes contain illegal information and was therefore not compliant with the law. Alexander Zharov, head of watchdog Roscomnadzor, said Russia could open a new case against Google if it did not fall in line with the law, TASS reported.


The Texas Rangers gave their starting rotation a boost on Wednesday, reaching agreement on a three-year, $30 million deal with right-hander Lance Lynn, according to multiple reports.
US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash Carr: Not knowing Raiders' '19 home 'just weird'

US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crashThe US military said Tuesday five Marines who had been missing since two planes crashed off Japan a week ago were dead. The announcement brings the final toll in the December 6 crash to six, with a seventh crew member rescued after the incident. It prompted a massive search and rescue operation, which the US military said had now been called off.


Raiders quarterback Derek Carr acknowledged that it's "just weird" dealing with the possibility the team might be playing its final game in Oakland on Christmas Eve.


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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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