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Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotest QB picture coming into focus for Broncos, Texans (Yahoo Sports)

Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotestIn the wake of deadly clashes outside a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.,  last weekend, plans for a “free speech” rally in Boston Saturday featuring speakers with links to the “Unite the Right” event in Virginia sent a wave of anxiety through the city, which despite its progressive reputation and historical association with abolition also has its own history of racial animosity. “Free speech” has become a rallying cry for some on the right, in opposition to what they say is censorship of their views in the media and on college campuses.


Trevor Siemian, Tom Savage

The veterans significantly outplayed the young challengers on Saturday, likely solidifying starting jobs for the regular season.


The 'body politic' rejects Donald Trump Harden owns the #DriveByDunkChallenge (Yahoo Sports)

The 'body politic' rejects Donald TrumpThe body politic, like the human body, can protect itself by rejecting what it perceives as alien or harmful. And that is what is happening to Trump.


James Harden's #DriveByDunkChallenge might be the best one yet

The summer of the #DriveByDunkChallenge continued this week with its newest addition: Houston Rockets guard James Harden.


High-Speed Police Chases Under Scrutiny in Florida Mike Glennon isn't doing much to keep his job (Yahoo Sports)

High-Speed Police Chases Under Scrutiny in FloridaNewly released dash camera footage from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office recorded an officer driving 104 mph after being told not to chase a suspect.


Mike Glennon

Glennon was given the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback job, but he hasn’t done much to keep it.


Barcelona attack: CIA warned Spanish authorities of possible Las Ramblas terror two months ago, reports suggest NYPD officers take knee to support Kaepernick (Yahoo Sports)

Barcelona attack: CIA warned Spanish authorities of possible Las Ramblas terror two months ago, reports suggestThe CIA warned Catalan police two months ago that Las Ramblas in Barcelona could be a target for a terrorist attack, reports suggest. After attacks in Paris, London, Berlin and Brussels, US counter-terrorism officials reportedly believed Islamist terrorists could be planning a massacre in the Spanish city. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a van ploughed into crowds of people on Las Ramblas on Thursday.


NYPD officers

The officers aren't happy that Colin Kaepernick has yet to sign with a team, likely because of his protest of the National Anthem.


Bannon Declares War on Trump, Says 'That Presidency is Over' MLB commish opposed to automated strike zone (Yahoo Sports)

Bannon Declares War on Trump, Says 'That Presidency is Over'Just hours after it was announced he was out of the administration, Steve Bannon gave an interview where he said the Trump presidency is "over," and he's already back at Breitbart.


Rob Manfred doesn't want automated strike zone now or maybe ever

Some players want an automated strike zone to replace umpires, but commissioner Rob Manfred doesn't.




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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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