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‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’ Earnhardt Jr. not ruling out another Daytona 500 (Yahoo Sports)

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’Bernie Sanders delivered his scathing critique of the Trump administration in a speech discussing the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and elsewhere.


Earnhardt Jr. not ruling out another Daytona 500

Next week's race at Daytona is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s last scheduled Monster Energy Cup race at the iconic track. Will it be his last, period?


Philandro Castile Death: Police Dashcam Video Released 76ers don't plan to limit trio's minutes (Yahoo Sports)

Philandro Castile Death: Police Dashcam Video ReleasedOfficials released the video days after the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Castile was acquitted in the man's death.


76ers don't anticipate minutes restrictions for Embiid, Simmons and Fultz

Friday morning offered some optimism that the Philadelphia 76ers' young guns might actually be on the court more this season.


Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ‘mean’ House one Cardinals fans outraged about Pride Night (Yahoo Sports)

Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ‘mean’ House oneAfter weeks of secret negotiations, Senate Republicans on Thursday released their much-anticipated proposal to repeal Obamacare, unveiling a plan that would cut Medicaid and reduce penalties for not buying insurance. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the House plan would result in 23 million fewer people covered than under current law. “From what I understand their bill tracks in many ways along the lines of the House bill,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.


Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their first Pride Night for the LGBTQ community, and for some reason people got offended.


Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest How Alonso went from a guy to THE guy for A's (Yahoo Sports)

Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrestAn emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.


How Alonso went from a guy to THE guy for A's

A couple friends of Yonder Alonso's, including one of the best players in all of baseball, believed he could be better. Here's what happened next.


FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls How to avoid another mistake-filled megafight (Yahoo Sports)

FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for RobocallsA Miami man is facing a record $120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.


How Mayweather-McGregor can avoid Pacquiao mistakes. Shown: Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor. (AP)

Aside from making a ton of money, the 2015 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was a bust.




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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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