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Ted Cruz Says He's Leaning No On The New Obamacare Repeal Bill Bryce Harper ready to return to Nationals (Yahoo Sports)

Ted Cruz Says He's Leaning No On The New Obamacare Repeal BillSen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says that he and a fellow conservative senator are inclined to oppose a new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, making it even less likely that Senate Republican leaders will find the votes to get the proposal through the chamber.


Bryce Harper ready to return to Nats, but first you gotta see his outfit

Bryce Harper, who has missed 40 games after leg injury, will reportedly be activated this week by the Nats.


Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster' Cooks highlights fantasy redemption week (Yahoo Sports)

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that he’d be the one getting outsmarted. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s since gone viral, Beatty explained that he’d told his students that they were allowed to bring in a “3x5” cheat sheet to use during the test. Beatty, however, failed to specify the unit of measurement he was referring to.


Cooks highlights fantasy redemption week

Brandin Cooks was one of several fantasy stars who got it going. Scott Pianowski runs you through a wild Week 3.


NK Foreign Minister to UN: Trump’s ‘Insults’ Make Attack 'Inevitable’ Army veteran doesn't take part in Steelers' protest (Yahoo Sports)

NK Foreign Minister to UN: Trump’s ‘Insults’ Make Attack 'Inevitable’In startling remarks made at the United Nations on Saturday, North Korea’s foreign minister said the escalating rhetoric increased the chances of a conflict.


Steelers did not get 100 percent participation in sitting out anthem on Sunday

The Steelers were looking for 100 percent participation in their decision to sit out the anthem, but Alejandro Villanueva stood apart.


New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico Is NFL climate ripe for Kaepernick's return? (Yahoo Sports)

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery MexicoMEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people.


Colin Kaepernick

With hundreds of players now taking part in social activism at games, Colin Kaepernick shouldn't seem like such a big distraction anymore.


Donald Trump Repeats Call For NFL Boycott To Stop Anthem Protests Brady, Patriots rally past Texans in thriller (Yahoo Sports)

Donald Trump Repeats Call For NFL Boycott To Stop Anthem ProtestsIn a pair of early-morning tweets, President Donald Trump once again encouraged football fans to boycott the NFL if the league does not “fire or suspend” players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racism.


Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes and New England needed every one in a wild victory over the visiting Texans.




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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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