Buffalo Local News Buffalo Views & Opinions Top Stories Sports News
 
Buffalo Local Weather Click for 10-day forecast
  • Clear

    28°F

    Clear

    9 PM

  • Clear

    28°F

    Clear

    12 AM

  • Clear

    28°F

    Clear

    3 AM

  • Clear

    27°F

    Clear

    6 AM

  • Clear

    30°F

    Clear

    9 AM

 
National Weather Click Maps for More
 
Yahoo News: Top Stories
ESPN: Sports News
'Cheap shot': Sanders fires back when Bloomberg goes after 'socialism'

'Cheap shot': Sanders fires back when Bloomberg goes after 'socialism'Michael Bloomberg attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders at Wednesday’s debate in Las Vegas, with the billionaire former New York City mayor claiming the self-described democratic socialist’s ownership of multiple homes makes him a hypocrite.


Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC email

Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC emailFormer congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed to Yahoo News he told Julian Assange President Trump would pardon him if he turned over information proving Russians weren't the source of Democratic emails published by WikiLeaks.


Americans stranded at Pakistan airport after cruise ship was denied entry to multiple countries over coronavirus fears

Americans stranded at Pakistan airport after cruise ship was denied entry to multiple countries over coronavirus fearsA plane full of Americans and Canadians was stranded on a tarmac at an airport in Karachi, Pakistan, for several hours on Thursday after it was turned away from multiple countries due to fears of the coronavirus, according to a family member of two of the passengers.


Mom of 2 missing Idaho children arrested in Hawaii

Mom of 2 missing Idaho children arrested in HawaiiThe mother of two Idaho children missing since September was arrested Thursday in Hawaii. Lori Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell,46, was arrested on a warrant issued in Madison County, Idaho, and was being held on $5 million bail, Kauai police said.


CDC is preparing for the 'likely' spread of coronavirus in the US, officials say

CDC is preparing for the 'likely' spread of coronavirus in the US, officials sayWhile coronavirus has not spread in the United States, CDC officials said they're preparing for the coronavirus to become a pandemic.




 Buffalo Local News   
 
 

Buffalo Views and Opinions
 
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.

 

 
 
 
Advertise on TNCN