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State Department Mar-a-Lago Post Raises Ethics Concerns Red Sox P who threw at Machado suspended (Yahoo Sports)

news Watchdogs say the items about President Trump's private club may violate federal regulations.

Red Sox P who threw at Machado suspended

Matt Barnes will appeal after MLB deemed he was "intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of Manny Machado."

Rewriting the Rulebook: Trump's Chaotic First 100 Days Jones glad Romo isn't playing for another team (Yahoo Sports)

news As President Trump approaches 100 days, NBC News takes an in-depth look at his successes and failures so far.

Jones glad Romo isn't playing for another team

The Tony Romo situation resolved itself quite well for the Dallas Cowboys, according to Jerry Jones.

Obama Reveals the 'Most Important Thing I Can Do' Peterson nearing Saints deal after long FA tour (Yahoo Sports)

news Former President Barack Obama said Monday that his post-White House work will focus heavily on encouraging young people to become politically involved

Peterson nearing Saints deal after long FA tour

The market for Adrian Peterson was almost non-existent, with just one team offering him a deal contingent on a shift in roles and a massive pay cut.

In Their Own Words: Experts on Donald Trump's Presidency Mom-to-be Serena shares note to unborn baby (Yahoo Sports)

news We talked to historians, activists, authors, and White House veterans on President Donald Trump's first 100 days measure up against his predecessors.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams, the world's oldest No. 1 tennis player, has a sweet message for "the world's youngest number one."

Despite Trump's Unpopularity, Poll Shows Dems Still Have Work to Do Head-hunting pitchers must be punished harshly (Yahoo Sports)

news A new poll contains signs that Democrats still have a lot of image-polishing to do.

Manny Machado (AP)

MLB needs to stiffen its penalty for pitches thrown near a batter's face before someone like Manny Machado gets seriously hurt.

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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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