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Hillary Clinton: Authoritarian Regimes Attempt to Control Reality Clippers concerned over Paul-to-Spurs rumors (Yahoo Sports)

Hillary Clinton: Authoritarian Regimes Attempt to Control RealityGiving the commencement speech at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton warns graduates that authoritarian regimes attempt to control reality.


Report: Chris Paul signing with Spurs 'legitimate concern' for Clippers

Not long ago, Los Angeles expected to re-sign star point guard Chris Paul. Now, who knows?


Rate of Bad News Puts Trump at Disadvantage D'oh! Homer Simpson in Baseball Hall of Fame (Yahoo Sports)

Rate of Bad News Puts Trump at DisadvantageJill Wine-Banks, former Watergate special prosecutor, talks with Ari Melber about how technology and social media have changed the pace of news since Watergate, putting Donald Trump at a disadvantage trying to control the Trump-Russia story.


Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson was inducted as an honorary member of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday.


Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX train Kanter to Turkish govt.: 'You can't catch me' (Yahoo Sports)

Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX trainWitnesses who saw a triple stabbing on a train in Oregon say it may have been racially motivated, after a man who launched into a racist rant against two Muslim women then attacked passengers when they tried to intervene. The attacker slashed the throats of three people as the Metro Area Express (MAX) train was pulling into a station in the north east corner of Portland – leaving two dead and one injured. Before the stabbing, the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and then turned his focus on the women, Police Sergeant Pete Simpson said.


Report: Arrest warrant issued for Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter. (Getty Images)

Oklahoma City's Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is reportedly being sought by the Turkish government.


Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home Clippers take Paul-to-Spurs rumor 'seriously' (Yahoo Sports)

Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought homeSAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War.


Chris Paul

Not long ago, Los Angeles expected to re-sign star point guard Chris Paul. Now, who knows?


President Trump’s first trip abroad Despite loss, Tanaka may be regaining his form (Yahoo Sports)

President Trump’s first trip abroadIn contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.


Masahiro Tanaka

The Yankees pitcher bounced back from two dreadful outings to post a career high 13 strikeouts.




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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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