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House Votes to Disapprove Steve King's White Supremacy Comments The myth of the Patriots' underdog status

House Votes to Disapprove Steve King's White Supremacy CommentsThe House voted 424-1 for the measure Tuesday, a day after King’s fellow Republicans stripped him of his committee assignments. "White supremacy and white nationalism are evils," Clyburn of South Carolina said on the House floor ahead of the vote.


Tom Brady wants us to think that no one believes in him. That's true, unless you ask any of his fans, supporters in the game and the media, or the millions who've already crowned him the GOAT.
The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response Durant, Harden still trail fan vote; draft on Feb. 7

The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 responseBARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local):


Five days are left in the fan vote for the NBA All-Star Game, and for now Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and James Harden of the Houston Rockets remain outside of the Western Conference starting five.
Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack Source: Fournette challenges void of guarantees

Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attackA bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said group was defeated there.


Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette has filed a challenge to the team's decision to void the guaranteed money in the final two years of his contract, a league source confirmed.
See the New 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider in Photos Fans can interact with NBA refs during games

See the New 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider in Photos


The NBA's referee association is bringing back a program in which officials interact with fans on social media during games.
'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec says Sources: Yankees, Ottavino reach 3-year deal

'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec saysFord F-150 and Super Duty surprises are in the works as Ford executives lay out plans for strengthening the company.


Free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino, who had a breakout 2018 season as the setup man for closer Wade Davis with the Rockies, has agreed to sign with the Yankees, sources told ESPN.


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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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