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Democrats' Surrender On Torture Is Nearly Complete Breaking down all the trade deadline deals

Democrats' Surrender On Torture Is Nearly CompleteIn the same tweet he used to unceremoniously fire Secretary of State Rex

What’s downright delightful about this year is that all the fuss is only, in part, media-driven with Erik Karlsson on the market.
U.S. troops who came under fire from Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks Was PyeongChang the greatest Olympics Canada has ever had?

U.S. troops who came under fire from Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacksNBC News’ Richard Engel took an exclusive trip inside Eastern Syria with U.S. Special Forces Gen. Jonathan Braga, who said troops would be ready for another attack.

Between disappointments and teary goodbyes, Canadian athletes made history at the 2018 Olympic Games. Nick Ashbourne remembers the rockstars, the comebacks, and the bright lights that shone in South Korea.
Ryan Zinke To U.S. Rep. Whose Grandparents Were Imprisoned In WWII: 'Konnichiwa!' Max Parrot on his split-second decision before the big air final

Ryan Zinke To U.S. Rep. Whose Grandparents Were Imprisoned In WWII: 'Konnichiwa!'Let's all hope President Donald Trump's next candidate for secretary of state

Olympic silver medallist Max Parrot shares his thought process heading into the big air final when he attempted an all-or-nothing trick during his last run.
FIU student Alexa Duran identified as victim of Florida bridge collapse South Korean hockey players pull curtain back on historic experience

FIU student Alexa Duran identified as victim of Florida bridge collapseAlexa Duran was driving from a doctor’s appointment with her best friend Richard next to her in the passenger’s seat, when the bridge collapsed on top of them. Her best friend Richard speaks out about his amazing story of survival.

South Korean hockey players Caroline Park and Grace Lee explain what life was like on Korea's unified hockey team.
Hillary Clinton treated at India hospital after suffering minor injury What's next for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir?

Hillary Clinton treated at India hospital after suffering minor injuryHillary Clinton required brief medical attention this week after suffering a

We caught up with the ice dancers Canada's fallen in love with to discuss the Olympics and their next move.

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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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