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Parkland Could've Been Worse. Vegas Could've Been Worse. They Can Always Be Worse. Girard, Boutin shine for Canada in short track

Parkland Could've Been Worse. Vegas Could've Been Worse. They Can Always Be Worse.You’ll find little in the way of silver linings in Parkland, Florida, this week, where a gunman killed 17 people and injured 15 more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


Canada's youth emerged in a tough field when they need them most.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on Israel: ‘We Will Act if Necessary’ Samuel Girard didn't know what to expect at first Olympics

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on Israel: ‘We Will Act if Necessary’In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Iran’s foreign minister commented on its tenuous relationship with Israel as well as on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal.


The speed skating star had no idea what would happen in PyeongChang, but now he has a gold medal around his neck.
Survivors of a New Mexico School Shooting Share Parkland’s Pain Kim Boutin looking to appreciate her Olympic moment, but stay relaxed

Survivors of a New Mexico School Shooting Share Parkland’s PainSurvivors from a shooting at Aztec High School last December have been reaching out to those impacted by the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida to help heal together.


The Canadian speed skater hoped to balance the intensity of PyeongChang, with a calm mindset. With two medals so far, it seems to be working.
Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s Bidding Their Time Is Up Charles Hamelin on meeting Russell Martin

Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s Bidding Their Time Is UpFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ― Something powerful is happening in Florida.


Even our sports heroes have their own sports heroes
The Latest: Iran says 65 killed in airplane crash Marianne St-Gelais finds her purpose again

The Latest: Iran says 65 killed in airplane crashTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local):


It took the Canadian speed skating star quite some time to bounce back from her Sochi disappointment.


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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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