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Hanging Chads Long Gone, Florida Has Another Election Nightmare Notre Dame's statement for elite inclusion, and five more implications from Saturday

Hanging Chads Long Gone, Florida Has Another Election NightmareNearly two decades after the world learned about hanging chads, Florida is


On a day when the rest of the top 10 struggled (at least a little) with lesser opponents, Notre Dame inserted itself into the conversation with Alabama and Clemson.
Fire Deaths Rise To 71 With More Than 1,000 Missing Most important takeaway for each Top 25 team

Fire Deaths Rise To 71 With More Than 1,000 MissingCHICO, Calif. (AP) -- With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of


Notre Dame closes in on the CFP, while West Virginia goes down and Ohio State and Michigan prepare for a B1G showdown. What else have we learned?
Leaked chat logs on hacks may be part of case against Julian Assange Last-second Butler 3 lifts Sixers after Kemba's 60

Leaked chat logs on hacks may be part of case against Julian AssangeWhile transparency advocates and First Amendment activists have consistently worried that Assange’s arrest and conviction would set a bad precedent for the media if Assange is charged with espionage for publishing classified documents, it’s possible the charges will have to do with his solicitation of those materials.


Jimmy Butler knocked down a 3-pointer as time expired in overtime, and the 76ers overcame a career-high 60 points from Kemba Walker to beat the Hornets 122-119 on Saturday night.
Photos of the week: 11/9 - 11/16 Source: Jackson set to start; no Flacco surgery

Photos of the week: 11/9 - 11/16Devastating wildfires continued to ravage parts of Northern and Southern


Joe Flacco is not expected to play Sunday against the Bengals, a source told ESPN, meaning rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson is likely to get his first NFL start.
Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early election OT defeat to Furman has No. 8 Nova on rare skid

Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early electionJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel moved closer to early elections Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, said it wants a vote "as soon as possible," and will press for consultations on a date on Sunday.


Defending national champion Villanova lost its second game in a row on Saturday, falling to Furman 76-68 in overtime three days after being blown out by No. 18 Michigan.


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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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