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NRA Blasts 'Cowardice' Of Corporate Partners Turning Away From Gun Group PyeongChang was an Olympics to remember

NRA Blasts 'Cowardice' Of Corporate Partners Turning Away From Gun GroupThe list of companies choosing to sever ties with the National Rifle Association kept growing this week as young anti-gun activists captured national attention with impassioned calls for gun law reform after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead.


Canadian athletes won 29 medals at PyeongChang 2018, the most since the 1984 Summer Games but can we call it Canada's best Olympics ever?
Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools' Was PyeongChang the greatest Olympics Canada has ever had?

Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools'A Donald Trump and Mike Pence “weekly newsletter” laments the horror of the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people, then ends with a “contribute” button so people can give money ... to Trump and Pence.


Between disappointments and teary goodbyes, Canadian athletes made history at the 2018 Olympic Games. Nick Ashbourne remembers the rockstars, the comebacks, and the bright lights that shone in South Korea.
FBI carries out largest coordinated sweep of elder abuse in history Max Parrot on his split-second decision before the big air final

FBI carries out largest coordinated sweep of elder abuse in historyThe Justice Department announced a roundup of 200 people nationwide charged with targeting older Americans, cheating them out of a total of more than half a billion dollars.


Olympic silver medallist Max Parrot shares his thought process heading into the big air final when he attempted an all-or-nothing trick during his last run.
The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor Rights South Korean hockey players pull curtain back on historic experience

The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor RightsIn the early days of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join in a protest with 1,300 city sanitation workers who had gone on strike after two of their colleagues were killed on the job.


South Korean hockey players Caroline Park and Grace Lee explain what life was like on Korea's unified hockey team.
When nature takes over: Abandoned America overgrown What's next for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir?

When nature takes over: Abandoned America overgrownPhotographer Johnny Joo has travelled the United States photographing overgrown derelict sites from fairgrounds to shopping malls.


We caught up with the ice dancers Canada's fallen in love with to discuss the Olympics and their next move.


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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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