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Obama Photographer Rips 'Out Of His Element' Donald Trump Over Bin Laden Raid Criticism Barnwell: Where Chiefs-Rams ranks in best regular-season games ever

Obama Photographer Rips 'Out Of His Element' Donald Trump Over Bin Laden Raid CriticismFormer White House photographer Pete Souza blasted President Donald Trump on


Fourteen touchdowns. Four fourth-quarter lead changes. One wild L.A. win. Here's where Monday night's shootout ranks all time.
Camp Fire Claims 79 Lives While Nearly 700 People Are Still Missing Rams, Chiefs combine for record night on MNF

Camp Fire Claims 79 Lives While Nearly 700 People Are Still MissingThe death toll from Northern California's Camp fire now stands at 79 as search


A game that quarterback Jared Goff fittingly called "four quarters of craziness" saw the Rams and Chiefs combine to add multiple entries to the NFL record book on Monday night.
Woman Accused Of Duping People On GoFundMe Claims She Was ‘Duped’ Herself Chiefs-Rams over/under deals Las Vegas big loss

Woman Accused Of Duping People On GoFundMe Claims She Was ‘Duped’ HerselfThe woman at the center of an elaborate GoFundMe scam that used a fictitious


Las Vegas sportsbook William Hill says Monday night's historic Chiefs-Rams game was a "healthy seven-figure loss" for its book, with 69 percent of customers betting the over.
Colorado man sentenced for killing wife and kids JR Smith: Cavs tanking 'was always the plan'

Colorado man sentenced for killing wife and kidsA judge has handed down five life sentences without parole to Chris Watts. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.


JR Smith has already requested a trade, and now he says that he thinks the Cavaliers never intended to win after LeBron James left.
Here are all the holiday deals at Best Buy Yankees land Paxton, ship top prospect to Seattle

Here are all the holiday deals at Best BuyThanksgiving is nearly here and many retailers have already begun rolling out


The Mariners and Yankees completed a trade Monday that sends ace left-hander James Paxton to New York for three prospects, including top-rated lefty Justus Sheffield.


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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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