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Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs flee Fantasy: How to value RBs without a three-down role (Yahoo Sports)

Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs fleeAs CEOs of major corporations began fleeing President Trump’s two business advisory councils yesterday to protest his remarks about the neo-Nazi violence in Virginia, Trump disbanded both groups.


How to value RBs without a three-down role

Every down running backs are rare in today's game as players have become specialized. How much is each role worth?


After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’ Judge crushes homer, sets strikeout record (Yahoo Sports)

After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.


Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge showed the upside and downside of his game on Wednesday, launching a monster home run and extending his strikeout streak.


Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary? 'Stick to sports'? Not in the Age of Trump (Yahoo Sports)

Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.


'Stick to sports'? Not in the Age of Trump

The likelihood of sports stars staying silent and just playing is shrinking by the day thanks to the words and actions of the president.


More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue Long road back: Cowboys LB set for NFL debut (Yahoo Sports)

More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statueRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration that toppled a Confederate statue in North Carolina, and more monuments were vandalized as well.


Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith finally set to make NFL debut

A long, hard road for Jaylon Smith will finally lead to his first NFL game on Saturday.


North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his home Trying to make sense of Pats backfield for drafts (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his homeA North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.


Trying to make sense of Pats backfield for drafts

Trying to predict what Bill Belichick will do with his running backs each season has driven fantasy owners crazy for years.




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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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