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Giuliani’s New Stance On Russian Collusion: So What? It’s Not Illegal. NFL owners pass new national anthem policy

Giuliani’s New Stance On Russian Collusion: So What? It’s Not Illegal.WASHINGTON ― His client insists there was "NO COLLUSION" with Russia to win


Under a policy unanimously approved by owners, NFL players and personnel have the option not to take the field for the national anthem, but those who do must stand.
ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since January UFC, ESPN agree to 5-year, $1.5B rights deal

ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since JanuaryThe American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to end the monthslong detention


ESPN has reached a five-year, $1.5 billion deal with UFC to carry 30 events per year across its platforms.
What Do You Say To Sexist Passengers? This Female Pilot Has The Perfect Response. Source: Foles could earn $500K per game

What Do You Say To Sexist Passengers? This Female Pilot Has The Perfect Response.This female pilot is using Twitter to call out two sexist passengers.


As part of his restructured contract, Nick Foles could earn $500,000 per game with the Eagles, a source told ESPN.
Surprises and statements in fascinating Tuesday primary results Durant laments Game 4 finish, but looks ahead

Surprises and statements in fascinating Tuesday primary resultsSteve Kornacki, MSNBC political correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about the results, including some surprises, of primary elections in some key states like Georgia and Kentucky.


Kevin Durant said, "I wish I had that last play back," following the Warriors' Game 4 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday, but he already is looking ahead to Thursday's Game 5.
Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometown Kraft: Brady will attend Pats' mandatory camp

Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometownKARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of people in Karachi attended the funeral Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft said that Tom Brady will attend mandatory minicamp.


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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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