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Hawaii Judge Extends Order Blocking Trump 'Travel Ban' Winners and losers of the World Cup qualifiers (Yahoo Sports)

news U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson agreed to turn his original temporary restraining order blocking Trump's revised executive order on immigration into a longer lasting preliminary injunction.

Bruce Arena

For the USMNT, restoring Bruce Arena as head coach has looked like a successful move so far.


4 Unanswered Questions about Rep. Nunes and Russia LaVar Ball says that Lonzo will win 6-plus titles (Yahoo Sports)

news Democrats are up in arms over the way House Intel Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has handled the probe into Russian election meddling.

Lonzo Ball

For his latest outlandish claim, LaVar Ball said his son will win more NBA championships than Michael Jordan.


Spicer Tries to Mend Fences After Lashing Out at Reporter Araton: The rise of the Euro bigs in NBA (Yahoo Sports)

news It wasn't quite an apology, but it was close. The White House Press Secretary's offered the first question to April Ryan on Wednesday.

Euro big men (AP/Getty)

Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic, who faced off in a crucial matchup Tuesday night, embody the all-around skills of the league's blossoming new school of big men.


Seattle Files Lawsuit Over 'Sanctuary Cities' Funding Threat RIP, Detroit Red Wings playoff streak (Yahoo Sports)

news Seattle's mayor said the threat over 'sanctuary cities' is unconstitutional and makes cities less safe by pushing immigrant communities underground.

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit's playoff streak was one of the most remarkable feats in the history of hockey and a constant reminder the Red Wings did things the right way.


Melania Trump Honors Women In Rare First Lady Appearance Final Four coaches paid less than you'd think (Yahoo Sports)

news In a rare speaking appearance, First Lady Melania Trump called Wednesday for a celebration of the achievements of women around the world.

Dana Altman

This year’s Final Four coaches have one thing in common: None is among the 10 highest-paid coaches in the profession.




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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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