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Ted Cruz shrugs off past feud and lauds Trump in Time essay LeBron James' solo act recalls early Cleveland playoff runs

Ted Cruz shrugs off past feud and lauds Trump in Time essayTed Cruz wrote an essay for Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2018” issue, praising President Trump, who the Texas senator once described as a "bully," "narcissist" and "serial philanderer."


The lack of production from LeBron's supporting cast is eerily reminiscent of his first stint in Cleveland -- without the stingy defense to match.
2 Florida Deputies Shot Dead While Eating At Chinese Restaurant Source: Foles gets raise in restructured deal

2 Florida Deputies Shot Dead While Eating At Chinese RestaurantTwo deputies were killed when a man shot at them through a window while they


Nick Foles has agreed to a restructured contract with the Philadelphia Eagles that includes a $2 million signing bonus, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The deal includes a mutual option for 2019.
Sen. Corker: 'Not a sure thing' Trump will run in 2020 Curry to begin practicing as rehab continues

Sen. Corker: 'Not a sure thing' Trump will run in 2020Senator Bob Corker, R-TN, discusses the push back that Mike Pomeo is facing during his nomination process for Secretary of State along with his thoughts on President Trump's 2020 presidential campaign.


Stephen Curry, who has missed Golden State's last 13 games after spraining his left MCL on March 23, will begin participating in modified team practices on Saturday. He'll be re-evaluated in one week, the team said.
Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Said They Were There For 2 Minutes Before 911 Call Hurricanes' Peters resigns after four seasons

Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Said They Were There For 2 Minutes Before 911 CallThe two black men arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia last week while


Bill Peters, who went 137-138-53 in his four seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, has resigned as head coach, the team announced.
The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed Lillard: Blazers must take fight back to Pelicans

The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executedATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of (all times local):


The Blazers haven't done enough to stem the tide of confidence the Pelicans have fed into in taking a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series, Damian Lillard says.


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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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