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The many indignities of Sean Spicer Clint Dempsey ties record in USMNT victory (Yahoo Sports)

The many indignities of Sean SpicerWhite House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned his post Friday after six months and one half day on the job, surviving almost weekly predictions of his imminent departure at the hands of one or another of the president’s aides and advisers. The final indignity appeared to be Trump’s hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director, which became public shortly before.


Clint Dempsey

Dempsey matched Landon Donovan's U.S. goal record as the U.S. put together a shutout win over Costa Rica in the Gold Cup semifinals.


Trump Claims ‘Complete Power to Pardon’ in Tweetstorm Chris Weidman ends losing skid, tops Gastelum (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Claims ‘Complete Power to Pardon’ in TweetstormThe president launched a Twitter blitz Saturday — 10 tweets in all — claiming his power to pardon, demanding action on health care to attacking Hillary Clinton.


Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman submitted Kelvin Gastelum in the third round on Saturday at UFC Fight Night to end a three-fight losing streak.


Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was ‘most successful covert operation in history’ Busch claims Indy pole, eyes third Brickyard win (Yahoo Sports)

Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was ‘most successful covert operation in history’Michael Hayden, former head of the NSA and CIA, called Russia’s interference in the 2016 election the “most successful covert influence operation in history.”


Kyle Busch

Busch has two-straight wins in the Brickyard 400. He's in prime position to make it three in a row.


Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops Celtics' approach to extending title window (Yahoo Sports)

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stopsPHOENIX (AP) — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.


Jayson Tatum (Sports Illustrated)

Boston's championship pursuit entails developing young talent it hopes will make success sustainable for years to come.


WTF is Going on in this Baltimore Body Cam Video: A Screencap Guide Red Sox fan and heart patient dies at age 5 (Yahoo Sports)

WTF is Going on in this Baltimore Body Cam Video: A Screencap GuideIt led to a suspect being falsely arrested back in January.


Ari Schultz

Ari Schultz, the inspiring 5-year-old heart-transplant recipient who loved the Red Sox, has died.




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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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