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Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner' With QB settled, Gus has Tigers ready to roar (Yahoo Sports)

Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'Trump had a heated debate with reporters over the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and said there was "blame on both sides."


Gus Malzhan

Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham could be the missing piece for an Auburn team that hopes to overtake Alabama in the SEC West.


Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary? See LeBron, KD and more play pickup game in NYC (Yahoo Sports)

Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.


Watch LeBron, 'Melo, Kevin Durant and more go at it in an NYC pickup run

No, it's not the real thing. But in the absence of actual NBA hoops, an All-Star-heavy pickup run isn't the worst summertime substitute.


More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue Why Marlins shouldn't trade Giancarlo Stanton (Yahoo Sports)

More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statueRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration that toppled a Confederate statue in North Carolina, and more monuments were vandalized as well.


Giancarlo Stanton

He is 27 and leading the majors in home runs. Trade Giancarlo Stanton and in a year or two or three you’re looking for that big, proven bat to make you legit.


Baltimore Quietly Removed All 4 Of Its Confederate Statues Overnight Jered Weaver retires after 12 MLB seasons (Yahoo Sports)

Baltimore Quietly Removed All 4 Of Its Confederate Statues OvernightAll four of Baltimore’s Confederate statues were removed overnight, just days after a white nationalist rally erupted into chaos and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Jered Weaver

Former Angels pitcher Jered Weaver announced his retirement from baseball after 12 seasons in the league.


Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe turns herself into South African police: TV Amid Charlottesville hate, LeBron preaches love (Yahoo Sports)

Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe turns herself into South African police: TVZimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, handed herself in to South African police on Tuesday after reports she had assaulted a woman in Johannesburg's up-market Sandton district over the weekend, eNCA television said. South African police minister Fikile Mbalula earlier told reporters that he expected to get a report from investigators on Tuesday and that 52-year-old Grace, a possible successor to her husband, Zimbabwe's 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe, could be arrested. A Zimbabwean intelligence source said Grace was travelling on a normal passport.


LeBron James

The four-time MVP closed out his foundation's charity event with a call for social change in the face of national unrest.




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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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