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In shadow of coronavirus, Congress contemplates 'one of the biggest rule changes in the last century'

In shadow of coronavirus, Congress contemplates 'one of the biggest rule changes in the last century'The pandemic has left multiple members of Congress in quarantine and led to restrictions on movement that could prevent the House from voting.


Florida man whose 'game changer' coronavirus treatment was touted by Trump is a believer, but warns: Don't try this at home

Florida man whose 'game changer' coronavirus treatment was touted by Trump is a believer, but warns: Don't try this at homeDespite warnings from experts that existing evidence of hydroxychloroquine’s effect on coronavirus symptoms is limited and largely anecdotal, President Trump’s promotion of the prospective treatment has prompted stockpiling and fatally misinformed attempts to self-medicate. 


Coronavirus stimulus package: Who will get $1,200 checks and when will they be sent out?

Coronavirus stimulus package: Who will get $1,200 checks and when will they be sent out?The one-time payments are part of a $2 trillion relief package designed to help the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic fallout.


Alabama girl, 4, missing for nearly two days, found safe

Alabama girl, 4, missing for nearly two days, found safeEvelyn Vadie Sides and her dog have been reunited with worried loved ones.


Tehran says missing former U.S. agent left Iran years ago

Tehran says missing former U.S. agent left Iran years agoTehran said on Thursday that a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran 13 years ago had left the country a long time ago, despite his family saying a day earlier that he had died in Iranian custody. Robert Levinson went missing on Iran's Kish Island in the Gulf in March 2007. The case is another irritant in the already hostile relationship between Washington and Tehran.




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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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