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Seven Takeaways from the White House's 'Massive' Tax Plan Celtics starting to live up to their seed (Yahoo Sports)

news The White House unveiled its principles for tax reform on Wednesday. Here are seven takeaways

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford helped Boston win a crucial Game 5 over the Bulls to seize a 3-2 series lead.


White House Unveils 'Biggest Tax Cut' in History Nightmare NFL job would be dream for Trubisky (Yahoo Sports)

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

Mitchell Trubisky (AP)

Since its return in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have rolled out 26 different starting QBs, from No. 1 picks to recycled veterans. Mitchell Trubisky would love to be No. 27.


Workers at Factory Linked to Ivanka Trump Paid $62 a Week Which teams might gamble on Joe Mixon? (Yahoo Sports)

news A report by the Fair Labor Association found two dozen violations at a Chinese factory where Trump's fashion line has been produced.

NFL draft: Here are the teams most likely to gamble on Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon

Some teams have removed Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon from their draft boards, but others are willing to bet on his talent.


Despite Trump Concessions, Republicans Unveil One-Week Budget Extension Power Rankings: Jimmie Johnson races to No. 1 (Yahoo Sports)

news The White House said Wednesday that it would continue to pay for a subsidy for low-income people in the Affordable Care Act.

Jimmie Johnson

With two-straight wins, Johnson passed Brad Keselowki and Kyle Larson for the top spot in the rankings.


Senators Gather at White House For 'Sobering' North Korea Briefing ACC spring summary: Each team's storylines (Yahoo Sports)

news The White House played host Wednesday to an all-Senators briefing focused on the North Korea threat. One lawmaker called the session "sobering."

Derwin James (Getty)

Florida State looks like a national championship contender, while Clemson remains loaded even without Deshaun Watson.




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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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