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The Sponsors Of Obamacare Repeal Are Trying To Fool America -- And Fellow Republicans NFL players ask Goodell for activism support (Yahoo Sports)

The Sponsors Of Obamacare Repeal Are Trying To Fool America -- And Fellow RepublicansThe co-sponsors of new Senate legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act are misleading America about the effects of their proposal.


Michael Bennett

Yahoo Sports has obtained a memo requesting the commissioner's help in the players' movement for racial equality and criminal justice reform.


Maria: See the Destruction the Category 5 Hurricane Left in its Wake Ex-All-Star Mondesi gets eight years in prison (Yahoo Sports)

Maria: See the Destruction the Category 5 Hurricane Left in its WakeHurricane Maria made landfall in the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm, leaving entire islands without power.


Raul Mondesi (AP)

Former major leaguer Raul Mondesi has been sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption during his time as mayor in the Dominican Republic


Harrowing Videos Show The Moments An Earthquake Struck Mexico Fantasy scoring is down and likely to stay that way (Yahoo Sports)

Harrowing Videos Show The Moments An Earthquake Struck MexicoPeople in neighborhoods across central Mexico watched as homes, businesses, and schools fell apart before their eyes during Tuesday’s catastrophic earthquake.


Fantasy scoring is down and likely to stay that way

If you’re disappointed in your fantasy team's output and your Sundays seem a lot more boring, you are not alone.


Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason MLB's safety standards are shamefully behind (Yahoo Sports)

Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reasonA mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.


Yankees fans

Yet another kid was injured at a baseball game on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, which even prompted players to call for better ballpark safety.


'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's book Chris Sale reaches rare milestone of 300 Ks (Yahoo Sports)

'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's bookThe former congressman who, as head of a House committee, grilled Hillary Clinton relentlessly says he knows he’s in her new book but feels no need to read it.


Chris Sale

Sale joined Clayton Kershaw as the only pitchers to record 300 strikeouts in a season dating back to 2002.




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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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