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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Touts Need To Arm Teachers Pressure flips to Celtics after Cavs win Game 4

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Touts Need To Arm TeachersTexas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) on Sunday pushed for arming teachers and


LeBron James' sixth 40-point game of the postseason helped Cleveland hold off Boston's second-half push to tie the Eastern Conference finals.
Gay Man Says Pope Francis Told Him, ‘God Made You Like That And Loves You Like That' Celtics vow to 'get up off mat, go after it again'

Gay Man Says Pope Francis Told Him, ‘God Made You Like That And Loves You Like That'In what's been characterized as the most progressive remarks ever uttered by a


The Celtics won't find watching film of Monday's Game 4 loss very therapeutic, as there were head-slapping miscues in the first half and numerous missed chances to pull close in the fourth quarter.
Reform group targets the 'money state' of anonymous donors LeBron passes Kareem to set playoff FG record

Reform group targets the 'money state' of anonymous donors“I think you can say there's only, sadly, one thing important in our politics, and that is lots of money,” said Tim Roemer, who co-chairs a political reform group called Issue One.


With his sixth field goal Monday night, LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) to become the NBA's all-time leader in made postseason field goals.
Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island Capitals' Orpik: 'Desperation' drove us to win

Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big IslandWhite plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay away from the toxic steam cloud, which is formed by a chemical reaction when lava touches seawater.


Fueled by physical play and "desperation," the Capitals kept their playoff hopes alive with a Game 6 win over the Lightning.
U.S. Citizens Say They Were Detained By Border Patrol Agent For ‘Speaking Spanish’ Soto, 19, starts for Nats, homers in 1st at-bat

U.S. Citizens Say They Were Detained By Border Patrol Agent For ‘Speaking Spanish’Two U.S. citizens said they were detained last week by a Border Patrol agent


Nationals phenom Juan Soto got his first start Monday and homered in his first at-bat. At 19 years, 208 days old, he's the youngest major leaguer to hit a home run in more than 15 years.


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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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