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Embattled DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters How did Gonzaga University get its name? (Yahoo Sports)

news Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major reorganization of the party, which has been battered by recent crises, and the DNC has requested that resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month. Perez is interviewing staff and others as part of a review process to decide who will stay and how the party should be structured in the future.

How did Gonzaga University get its name?

The other three Final Four participants are named after the states in which they play. But there is no Gonzaga, Washington.


'Stop Shaking Your Head': Spicer Lashes Out at Reporter LeBron leaves injured in Cavs' loss to Spurs (Yahoo Sports)

news Spicer snapped at a reporter over a question about the administration's image, telling the veteran correspondent to "stop shaking your head."

An elbow to LeBron's back added injury to the Spurs' insult of the Cavs

Not only did Cleveland fall out of first place in the East with the blowout loss, superstar LeBron James also left the game after taking an elbow in the back.


New Executive Order Takes Aim at Obama Era Climate Policy Who are the Final Four heroes and villains? (Yahoo Sports)

news The White House took a major swipe at President Obama's climate change legacy Tuesday with the signing of an executive order on energy independence.

Mark Few, Roy Williams

It's time to pick sides as the NCAA tournament heads to the finish line in Phoenix. Which teams are most and least likable?


WH Denies Former AG Yates Was Blocked From Testifying on Russia White House balks at first pitch offer for Trump (Yahoo Sports)

news Several Democrats say the White House is preventing former acting AG Yates from testifying in a House intel probe into Russian election meddling

Donald Trump

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that President Trump has declined the Nationals' invitation to throw out the first pitch.


Trump Declines Nationals' Offer to Throw Out First Pitch Watch live: Senators vs. Flyers (Yahoo Sports)

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NHL Free Game of the Day: The Senators look to solidify their position in the Atlantic as they take on the Flyers.


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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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