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White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attack Phil Jackson's six biggest Knicks mistakes (Yahoo Sports)

White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attackThe White House warned strongman Bashar Assad that his regime would pay heavily for the slaughter of civilians.


The definitive list of Phil Jackson's six worst moves on the New York Knicks

We're here to judge Phil Jackson on the merits of the moves he made since joining the Knicks. And they are not good.


Kushner Meeting With Russian Bank Is Weird Lego history: Tyson bites off Holyfield's ear (Yahoo Sports)

Kushner Meeting With Russian Bank Is WeirdRachel Maddow relays a description of Russia's state-run VEB bank as not being a bank in the traditional way, making Jared Kushner's meeting with the chairman of that bank during the Trump transition all the weirder.


On the 20th anniversary of "The Bite Fight," Yahoo Sports Stadium presents a comical take on one of the most unbelievable moments in modern sports history.


Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugees Vikings roster loaded with fantasy backups (Yahoo Sports)

Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugeesFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited a study that found reading “Harry Potter” helped to build compassion for marginalized groups in children.


Juggernaut Index, No. 26: Vikings roster loaded with fantasy backups

Minnesota's offense is led by a QB coming off a season that was both historic and unhelpful. A rookie takes over in the backfield, too.


Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in death Watch live: Dodgers at Angels (Yahoo Sports)

Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in deathMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.


The Freeway Series moves to Anaheim as Los Angeles looks for a win.
Asylum Seekers in Canada Trapped in Legal Limbo Will McDavid’s $106M deal break the Oilers? (Yahoo Sports)

Asylum Seekers in Canada Trapped in Legal LimboThousands of people who fled to Canada to escape President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal migrants have become trapped in legal limbo because of an overburdened refugee system, struggling to find work, permanent housing or enroll their children in schools, reports Reuters.


Connor McDavid

Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid is poised to break the bank on his second contract, one of the richest in NHL history.




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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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