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Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly Girard, Boutin shine for Canada in short track

Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won OverwhelminglyDemocrats flipped a GOP-held Kentucky state House seat on Tuesday, handing the party its 37th state legislative pickup nationwide since Donald Trump won the presidency.


Canada's youth emerged in a tough field when they need them most.
How Pennsylvania's new districts could impact Congress Samuel Girard didn't know what to expect at first Olympics

How Pennsylvania's new districts could impact CongressAfter a lengthy court battle over gerrymandering, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court redrew the state's districts . MSNBC's Steve Kornacki explains how the new map could prove to be a big win for Democrats.


The speed skating star had no idea what would happen in PyeongChang, but now he has a gold medal around his neck.
Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For Souvenir Kim Boutin looking to appreciate her Olympic moment, but stay relaxed

Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For SouvenirSome people’s idea of justice is an eye for an eye, but China wants “severe punishment” for a man who stole a clay thumb.


The Canadian speed skater hoped to balance the intensity of PyeongChang, with a calm mindset. With two medals so far, it seems to be working.
Nepotism Likely to Save Kushner in White House Security Crackdown Charles Hamelin on meeting Russell Martin

Nepotism Likely to Save Kushner in White House Security CrackdownRachel Maddow reports on new confusion in the White House as a new policy of enforcing security clearances appears to be in conflict with the continued employment of the still-not-cleared Jared Kushner.


Even our sports heroes have their own sports heroes
Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' Times Marianne St-Gelais finds her purpose again

Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' TimesA former friend of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who confessed to opening fire on a Florida high school last week, says she told school officials “multiple” times over the last several years that she was concerned about his behavior.


It took the Canadian speed skating star quite some time to bounce back from her Sochi disappointment.


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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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