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Public figures react to the death of Barbara Bush Cavs ride LeBron's hot start to Game 2 win

Public figures react to the death of Barbara BushWithin minutes of the news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died Tuesday at the age of 92, tributes began pouring in from political figures, including those in her own family.


After being urged by Tyronn Lue to come out more aggressively, LeBron put on a show in the opening minutes, helping Cleveland even the series.
Here's Why Congressman Blake Farenthold Resigned So Abruptly Mitchell tops MJ with 55 in first 2 playoff games

Here's Why Congressman Blake Farenthold Resigned So AbruptlyWASHINGTON ― It's been a mystery why Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) abruptly


Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points in Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Thunder, giving him 55 so far in the series, the most ever by a guard in his first two playoff games.
Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knots Red Sox just 7th in live ball era to begin 15-2

Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knotsCarol Leonnig, national investigative reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's panicked concern about appearing to sanction Russia more than other countries and turning back his own.


After belting six homers on Tuesday, the Red Sox added another three Wednesday, including a grand slam by Rafael Devers, to rout the Angels 9-0 and improve their record to 15-2.
Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer Lue: LeBron's supporting cast needs to step up

Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: LawyerA lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of


Cavs coach Tyronn Lue challenged his team's supporting cast to step it up in their series against the Indiana Pacers, after star LeBron James carried them with a game-high 46 points on Wednesday night.
60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs coach, dies at 67

60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts


Erin Popovich, the wife of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, died early Wednesday at age 67. She had been battling an illness for an extended period.


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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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