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Trump Is Historically Unpopular. Will It Matter? Iaquinta rants about Dana White, UFC bonuses (Yahoo Sports)

news No president has been this unpopular, this soon. But Trump's poor approval rating may not keep him from a successful presidency just yet.

Al Iaquinta goes on expletive-laden rant aimed at Dana White, UFC

Al Iaquinta wasn't happy about not getting the performance of the night bonus of $50,000 on Saturday night.

Trump Adviser Gorka Abruptly Leaves 'Fake News' Panel Rockets GM throws shade at Thunder on Twitter (Yahoo Sports)

news Gorka left a panel on so-called fake news at Georgetown University on Monday after he was questioned about his a far-right group with Nazi ties.

Rockets GM throws shade at Thunder on Twitter

Houston's Daryl Morey has never been one to shy away from giving his opinions, and he sure didn't here.

Trump Open to Backing Down on Border Wall in Shutdown Standoff Brewers' Thames keeps crushing Cincy pitching (Yahoo Sports)

news Congressional negotiators are working to maneuver around demands by the Trump administration that few on Capitol Hill support.

Eric Thames hits two more homers, continues to absolutely pulverize Reds

With two more home runs Monday, Eric Thames has now hit seven homers against the Reds this season in five games.

Venezuela's Opposition Activists Protest in Caracas as Unrest Enters Fourth Week Warriors complete sweep in dominant fashion (Yahoo Sports)

news Thousands shut down the main highway in Caracas on Monday to express their anger with President Nicolas Maduro's embattled administration.

The Warriors needed only six minutes to end the Blazers' season

It only took six minutes of Game 4 to make clear that Portland's season was going to end Monday night.

Top Trump Controversies of The First 100 Days Role players come up big for Raptors in Game 5 (Yahoo Sports)

news Here's a look at some of the biggest controversies of Trump's first 100 days in office.

Norman Powell, Toronto supporting cast propel Raptors to 3-2 lead over Bucks

Toronto didn't need great performances from its stars Monday night,  thanks to Norman Powell, Serge Ibaka and others.

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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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