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Trump looks at sun during eclipse — with and without protective glasses Martz denies ripping Rams, McVay in book (Yahoo Sports)

Trump looks at sun during eclipse — with and without protective glassesMany American politicians watched Monday’s eclipse. Almost all of them used the proper eye protection.


Mike Martz highly critical of Rams, Sean McVay in new book, but says his words were 'embellished'

Mike Martz had harsh words for first-year Rams coach Sean McVay in an upcoming book, but now says he was misquoted.


Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: police Power Rankings: Kyle Busch surges to No. 1 (Yahoo Sports)

Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: policeBy Angus Berwick BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week's deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his escape. After driving at high speed into crowds on the city's famous avenue Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people, the suspected Islamist militant fled on foot and then hijacked the car as it was being parked, stabbing the driver to death, police said. The suspect, Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, then drove the hijacked car through a police checkpoint, police said.


Kyle Busch

Busch swept the races in the Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Cup Series last weekend at Bristol.


Charlottesville Residents Slam City’s Response To Nazis In Raucous Meeting Little Leaguer, 13, goes yard at MLB park (Yahoo Sports)

Charlottesville Residents Slam City’s Response To Nazis In Raucous MeetingA city council meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned chaotic on Monday night as residents complained about the city’s decision to allow a white supremacist march earlier this month as well as the police response to the resulting melee.


A 13-year-old Little Leaguer belted a home run at Braves park

Jayce Blalock is barely a teenager but is capable of hitting massive home runs, as he showed at the Atlanta Braves home park.


Breitbart news attacks HR McMaster two days after Steve Bannon returns to the far-right website Seat is heating up for a number of coaches (Yahoo Sports)

Breitbart news attacks HR McMaster two days after Steve Bannon returns to the far-right websiteDonald Trump’s former right-hand man Steve Bannon has already begun attacking his former colleagues less than a week after he was ousted from the White House. The former White House chief strategist returned to Breitbart, the far-right website, where he had been executive chairman before joining the Trump campaign, on Friday. Just two days later the website launched an attack on National Security Adviser HR McMaster as soft on Islamist extremism and terrorism.


Coaches on hot seat

Brian Kelly, Kliff Kingsbury and Kevin Sumlin may need to win big this season to keep their jobs. Which other coaches are in a make-or-break situation?


US Treasury chief's wife apologizes over Instagram post David Wright playing for first time in over a year (Yahoo Sports)

US Treasury chief's wife apologizes over Instagram postThe wife of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin apologized on Tuesday after she posted an Instagram photo and comments that were slammed as tone deaf and elitist. Louise Linton, 36, who is also a Scottish actress, posted a photo to the social network on Monday night that showed her descending with Mnuchin from an official US government plane. The husband and wife had just returned from a trip to Kentucky, where Mnuchin addressed the Louisville Chamber of Commerce and visited the US Bullion Depository at Fort Knox.


Mets shock everyone, announce David Wright will play in a rehab game

The Mets announced David Wright, out since May 2016, will appear in a rehab game with the St. Lucie Mets on Tuesday.




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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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