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This County Flipped From Obama to Trump. How Do Voters Feel Now? Why we shouldn’t slam unlikely MLB slugger (Yahoo Sports)

news After supporting Obama in 2008 by nine points and five points in 2012, Luzerne County helped give Trump his decisive win in Pennsylvania.

Why you shouldn't hurl accusations at surprise slugger. (AP)

Eric Thames's 11 home runs have people buzzing, but some of the talk is about the sins of baseball's past, not the player's unlikely redemption.

White House Unveils 'Biggest Tax Cut' in History Updated list of biggest names let go at ESPN (Yahoo Sports)

news Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday called the forthcoming Trump administration tax reform plan "the biggest tax cut" in history.

The expected layoffs at ESPN started Wednesday morning, with the company reportedly set to release about 100 anchors, reporters, analysts and production staffers.

The network reportedly sought to cut tens of millions of dollars and decided that jettisoning big contracts was the way to do it.

GOP Health Care Gets Big Boost With Freedom Caucus Backing Report: Jeter, Jeb short on cash for Marlins deal (Yahoo Sports)

news The once-sidelined Republican health care bill got a big boost Wednesday when the conservative Freedom Caucus gave its backing to new revisions.

Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush

The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday night that the group headed by the ex-Yankee and former governor is looking for hundreds of millions of dollars from investors.

First 100 Days: How Trump Has Impacted LGBTQ Rights NFL draft forces Marlins out of Philadelphia (Yahoo Sports)

news While some have characterized the Trump administration as the most overtly anti-LGBTQ in history, others see hints of promise.

NFL draft

The Marlins came to Philadelphia to play the Phillies, but the NFL draft is forcing them to stay somewhere else.

Trump Lashes Out After Judge Blocks His Sanctuary Cities Order Watch live: Mariners vs. Tigers (Yahoo Sports)

news The president went on to question the validity of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will hear his travel ban case in May.

Seattle looks to bounce back against Detroit after getting pounded for 19 runs on Tuesday.

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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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