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Health Care Loss Caps Bad Week For Trump, With One Silver Lining Ex-Michigan TE: College players should be paid (Yahoo Sports)

news The president was rebuffed by the FBI director on wire tapping claims and lost a big health care fight but his SCOTUS nominee fared well in the Senate.

Jake Butt

Former Wolverines star and current NFL prospect Jake Butt says he things NCAA players should be compensated.


Sen. Lindsey Graham Fights Back at Rowdy Town Hall Lakers unveil unique Shaq statue at Staples (Yahoo Sports)

news The three-term senator told constituents Saturday that their boos and anger were not persuading him to change his positions.

Lakers unveil unique Shaq statue at Staples Center

Shaquille O’Neal will be dunking outside Staples Center forever thanks to the Lakers' latest statue honoring an all-time great.


China Plans a Megacity the Size of New England Wizards put Cavs in danger of losing top spot (Yahoo Sports)

news China's rulers are planning for the world's biggest megacity with an estimated population of 130 million and the size of New England.

John Wall

Washington's John Wall scored 37 points and the Wizards again showed they'll be a handful in the playoffs against the Cavs.


Scuffles as Pro-Trump Rallies Held; 6 Arrested in California Another Kansas season ends too early (Yahoo Sports)

news There was a fistfight on a California beach and someone used pepper spray, but rallies at other cities where thousands turned out were peaceful.

Frank Mason

Kansas senior point guard Frank Mason ends his four-year Jayhawks career without having reached a Final Four.


Scientists Can Now Store Information on Single Atoms Joe Mixon the mystery of the NFL draft (Yahoo Sports)

news A team of physicists have taken data storage to ultimate extreme: storing information on a single atom. It's a development that will have major implications for quantum computing.

Joe Mixon (AP)

The Oklahoma running back has first-round ability but comes with a bundle of additional questions stemming from his assault of a female student.




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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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