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Mick Mulvaney Suggests Military Parade Canceled For Reasons Besides Money Bills call out Landry for 'dirty' block on rookie CB

Mick Mulvaney Suggests Military Parade Canceled For Reasons Besides MoneyWhite House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that cost wasn't the


Veteran Bills defensive players spoke out Sunday regarding a block Browns receiver Jarvis Landry made against rookie cornerback Taron Johnson in Friday's preseason game, with linebacker Lorenzo Alexander calling it a "dirty" play.
Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive Free-agent RB Peterson to meet with Redskins

Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it aliveFrom left: Willie Nelson, Beto O’Rourke, Lukas Nelson, Amy Nelson and Margo Price perform onstage with Willie Nelson and Family during the 45th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at the Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2018, in Austin, Texas. HUTCHINS, Texas — Beto O’Rourke was trying hard to play it cool, but finally, he just couldn’t resist. “I have to show you this,” the Democratic congressman from El Paso, Texas, said, reaching into his pocket to grab his iPhone, where he began scrolling through text messages.


Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson will meet with the Washington Redskins on Monday, after the team met with Jamaal Charles and worked out Orleans Darkwa on Sunday.
German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man Yanks' Gregorius (heel) in hospital, could hit DL

German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS manBERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.


While running to first base on Sunday, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius suffered a heel injury in a collision with Blue Jays first baseman Kendrys Morales, and it could send him to the disabled list.
Cossacks and flowers as Putin dances at Austrian minister's wedding 'Orthopedic injuries' hospitalize IndyCar's Wickens

Cossacks and flowers as Putin dances at Austrian minister's weddingRussian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow. Photographs showed Kneissl, 53, smiling in a long white and cream "dirndl" dress and talking to Putin as they danced in a vineyard in southern Styria province, the venue of her wedding to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. Putin - who made a toast in German at the wedding, according to the Kremlin - was pictured listening to her intently.


IndyCar Series rookie Robert Wickens was hospitalized and being evaluated for "orthopedic injuries" Sunday night after his car went airborne and into the Pocono Raceway catch fence after a crash on the seventh lap.
2 Shot During High School Football Game in Florida Cubs' Darvish lasts just one inning in rehab start

2 Shot During High School Football Game in FloridaAuthorities say both victims are hospitalized with one in critical condition


Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish, making his first rehab start, lasted just one inning in Sunday's game with Class A South Bend. After throwing six warm-up pitches, he left with a trainer prior to the start of the second inning.


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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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