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Beto O'Rourke On Running For President In 2020: 'It’s A Definitive No' Source: Jets to release injured WR Pryor

Beto O'Rourke On Running For President In 2020: 'It’s A Definitive No'Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) addressed rumors that he might be eyeing a


Receiver Terrelle Pryor, who has a tear in his groin and is expected to miss two weeks, will be released by the Jets, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Cory Booker says the U.S. needs to ‘reexamine’ its ‘entire relationship’ with Saudi Arabia Reports: Marlins near deal for Cuban brothers

Cory Booker says the U.S. needs to ‘reexamine’ its ‘entire relationship’ with Saudi ArabiaThe Democratic New Jersey senator said the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi is just one of many concerns he has about Saudi Arabia and America's close ties to the Gulf country.


Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr., brothers who played for Cuban national teams, are close to deals with the Marlins totaling nearly $5M in bonuses, according to reports.
Daily Digit: Many Americans believe elections are unfair Sources: Talks to end 1-and-done face hurdle

Daily Digit: Many Americans believe elections are unfairNearly 40% of Americans think elections are unfair. Race, gender, and political identity contributed to how people feel about elections. Nonwhite voters, women, and Democrats have the most doubts about the electoral process.


Despite hurdles, the NBA still hopes to reach an agreement with the NBPA and allow graduating high school seniors to enter the league starting with the 2022 draft.
New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh Confirmation Hey Ya! Ducks get commit from Big Boi's son

New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh ConfirmationLong Island resident Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested Friday and charged with


Cross Patton, an elusive, versatile running back out of Woodward Academy in Atlanta has committed to Oregon as a preferred walk-on. He's the son of OutKast's Big Boi.
Best Bites: Roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan sauce Astros' Altuve underwent knee surgery on Friday

Best Bites: Roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan sauceWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your


Houston's star infielder Jose Altuve, who had been "playing on one leg" during the ALCS, had surgery on Friday on his right knee and is expected to be ready for spring training.


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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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