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Fmr CIA Director reacts to Flood and Kelly appearing at classified briefings Warriors save themselves, extend thrilling series, give NBA two Game 7s

Fmr CIA Director reacts to Flood and Kelly appearing at classified briefingsDemocrats and former intelligence officials are protesting the White House decision to have Chief of Staff John Kelly and attorney Emmet Flood show up at the onset of two classified briefings on the Russia probe - in which the president is a subject.


The Splash Brothers came through for the Warriors with their season on the line, and the fun in this series shall continue for one more day.
Trump's New Executive Orders Make It Easier To Fire Federal Workers Klay-day: Warriors star evokes Game 6 heroics

Trump's New Executive Orders Make It Easier To Fire Federal WorkersPresident Donald Trump on Friday signed a series of executive orders that


Klay Thompson hit nine 3-pointers to lead the Warriors to victory in a must-win Game 6 against the Rockets, a performance that coach Steve Kerr described as "fantastic."
Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife Officials Rockets 'still confident' despite CP3 uncertainty

Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife OfficialsMontana wildlife officials are puzzled by the carcass of wolflike animal they


James Harden and Gerald Green were among those who emphasized the Rockets' confidence heading into a decisive Game 7 on their home court, even as star point guard Chris Paul's status remains in doubt because of a hamstring strain.
Israeli security firm allegedly targeted U.S. officials Ronaldo: 'It's been very nice playing for Real'

Israeli security firm allegedly targeted U.S. officialsAn NBC News investigation reveals an alleged plot by Black Cube to discredit two advisers to President Obama that were involved in drafting the Iran nuclear deal.


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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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