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Cindy McCain Hopes Trump Learns From The Midterms Notre Dame's statement for elite inclusion, and five more implications from Saturday

Cindy McCain Hopes Trump Learns From The MidtermsCindy McCain, in her first interview since the death of her husband Sen. John


On a day when the rest of the top 10 struggled (at least a little) with lesser opponents, Notre Dame inserted itself into the conversation with Alabama and Clemson.
Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal Criminal Charges Against Julian Assange Bama tied at half? Anything (but UCF losing) was possible in Week 12

Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal Criminal Charges Against Julian AssangeA court filing accidentally revealed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has


The Tide rallied and the Knights kept rolling, but other top teams struggled.
Photos of the week: 11/9 - 11/16 Last-second Butler 3 lifts Sixers after Kemba's 60

Photos of the week: 11/9 - 11/16Devastating wildfires continued to ravage parts of Northern and Southern


Jimmy Butler knocked down a 3-pointer as time expired in overtime, and the 76ers overcame a career-high 60 points from Kemba Walker to beat the Hornets 122-119 on Saturday night.
Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74 Source: Jackson set to start; no Flacco surgery

Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74The number of names on the missing person's list for Northern California's


Joe Flacco is not expected to play Sunday against the Bengals, a source told ESPN, which means rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson is likely to get his first NFL start.
Latest Gaza flareup: what does it mean? OT defeat to Furman has No. 8 Nova on rare skid

Latest Gaza flareup: what does it mean?Jérusalem (AFP) - A truce in Gaza has left Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battling to keep his government afloat after defence minister Avigdor Lieberman walked out in protest. Islamist movement Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, welcomed Lieberman's resignation on Wednesday as a "victory" -- but what will it mean for Gaza? Israel and Hamas have fought three wars in Gaza since 2008, interspersed with simmering hostilities and periodic spikes in violence.


Defending national champion Villanova lost its second game in a row on Saturday, falling to Furman 76-68 in overtime three days after being blown out by No. 18 Michigan.


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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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