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White House switchboard takes a stand on shutdown blame Jaguars explain how Brady's comeback felt

White House switchboard takes a stand on shutdown blameThe White House switchboard featured a recorded shutdown message that raised ethical questions.


Jacksonville played nearly perfect for three quarters before the inevitable happened and the greatest QB of all time took over.
Hawaii Missile Alert Update Delayed Because Governor Didn’t Know His Twitter Password Rawson scores 22, Utah rolls Washington State 82-69

Hawaii Missile Alert Update Delayed Because Governor Didn’t Know His Twitter PasswordHawaiian Gov. David Ige (D) has made the embarrassing admission that his office did not immediately inform the public about the state’s missile alert false alarm partly because he had forgotten the password to his Twitter account.


Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak acknowledges he doesn't have NBA-ready players on the roster, but knows his team can be successful when everyone contributes. The Utes got exactly that Sunday night and are now back to .500 in Pac-12 play after a rough first half of January. Tyler Rawson scored 22 points
Man charged with DUI after trying to order burrito at bank drive-through window No. 6 West Virginia, No. 24 TCU meet in key Big 12 game

Man charged with DUI after trying to order burrito at bank drive-through windowA Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after he tried to order a burrito at a Bank of America drive-through window.


West Virginia and TCU will square off Monday night at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, after combining to lose three of five games they played last week while both were ranked in the Top 25. West Virginia, ranked sixth in last week's Associated Press poll, walloped Texas 86-51 on Saturday
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Congressional Map, Saying It Illegally Benefits GOP Guy, No. 2 Virginia pull away to beat Wake 59-49

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Congressional Map, Saying It Illegally Benefits GOPThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state’s congressional map went so far to benefit Republicans that it violated the state constitution.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Points are always at a premium in No. 2 Virginia's low-scoring games. Kyle Guy scored 17 points, and Virginia beat the Demon Deacons 59-49 on Sunday night for its 10th straight win. De'Andre Hunter added 16 points to help the first-place Cavaliers (18-1, 7-0 Atlantic
Video Shows Captive California Siblings After Their Parents' Arrest Charleston Southern runs away from Gardner-Webb 83-68

Video Shows Captive California Siblings After Their Parents' ArrestThe oldest son's transcript from a local college shows he had a near-perfect grade point average.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Christian Keeling scored 26 points and Phlandrous Fleming Jr. scored 20 to help Charleston Southern beat Gardner-Webb 83-68 on Sunday to end its six-game losing streak.


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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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