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How the press is getting it wrong about the Democratic primaries 5-on-5: Is this it for LeBron and the Cavs?

How the press is getting it wrong about the Democratic primariesThe press is framing Democratic primary contests as "establishment" versus "outsiders," but in fact, the categories blur, and both wings of the party have done well so far.


How likely is a Cavs rally from down 3-2, and is LeBron James gone if they lose? Our experts answer the key questions before a huge Game 6.
Toddler fighting for her life after being hit by alleged street racer: Police 'Somebody bring Lucky': The Celtics and the elusive road win

Toddler fighting for her life after being hit by alleged street racer: PoliceHer mother was killed; the drivers are out on bond but both face felony charges including vehicular homicide.


Avoiding "Game 7" LeBron is paramount for the Celtics. To do so, they'll have to do something they've managed just once during these playoffs: win away from TD Garden.
Fans Back Jessica Walter After She Addressed Verbal Harassment By Jeffrey Tambor Indiana's all-time wins leader Mallory dies at 83

Fans Back Jessica Walter After She Addressed Verbal Harassment By Jeffrey TamborFans have come out in droves on social media to express support for actress


Bill Mallory, who coached at Colorado, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio), and is Indiana's all-time wins leader, has died at the age of 83.
Immigrant Children Accuse Border Patrol Of Abuse And Neglect, Report Shows CP3 to miss Game 6 with hamstring strain

Immigrant Children Accuse Border Patrol Of Abuse And Neglect, Report ShowsU.S. Border Patrol agents have resorted to troubling tactics toward


Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss Saturday's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Friday.
Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano Is Now Spouting Blue Flames of Burning Methane Ex-SIU DE identified as intervening in shooting

Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano Is Now Spouting Blue Flames of Burning MethaneThe volcano produces methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees


Former SIU DE Jason Seaman, a middle school science teacher, was shot three times after a student armed with two handguns opened fire Friday.


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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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