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

    77°F

    Clear

    2 AM

  • Humid

    74°F

    Humid

    5 AM

  • Humid

    72°F

    Humid

    8 AM

  • Humid

    84°F

    Humid

    11 AM

  • Clear

    89°F

    Clear

    2 PM

 
National Weather Click Maps for More
 
Yahoo News: Top Stories
ESPN: Sports News
Rep. Ilhan Omar defends her controversial World Trade Center remarks: '9/11 was an attack on all Americans' Jets doomed by bad football, bad QB luck -- and it will get worse

Rep. Ilhan Omar defends her controversial World Trade Center remarks: '9/11 was an attack on all Americans'Rep. Ilhan Omar responded to criticism from a 9/11 victim’s son, who, during a memorial reading of victims’ names at Ground Zero last week, called out the freshman congresswoman for past remarks she made about the terrorist attacks.


Now 0-2, down to their third-string QB and facing a brutal upcoming stretch on the schedule, the playoffs already seem out of reach for the Jets.
B-2 Spirit: The Stealth Bomber Trump Could Send to Strike Iran Sources: Steelers get DB Fitzpatrick from 'Fins

B-2 Spirit: The Stealth Bomber Trump Could Send to Strike IranOr North Korea, Russia, China--anyone.


Minkah Fitzpatrick's agent requested last week that the Dolphins trade the second-year player, who was the 11th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.
Obama’s team lines up to defend Andrew McCabe in court Ramsey wants out of Jacksonville, asks for trade

Obama’s team lines up to defend Andrew McCabe in courtObama-era national security leaders would testify on behalf of McCabe should he face trial over allegations that he misled officials about leaks to the media.


Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey has let the team know he wants out of Jacksonville, one day after a sideline incident with coach Doug Marrone.
IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comrades Bush set to work Utah-USC tilt in Coliseum return

IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comradesThe leader of the Islamic State group released a new alleged audio recording Monday calling on members of the extremist group to do all they can to free IS detainees and women held in jails and camps. The purported audio by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which he also said that his group is carrying out attacks in different countries, was his first public statement since April, when the shadowy leader appeared in a video for the first time in five years. With a $25 million U.S. bounty on his head, al-Baghdadi is the world's most wanted man, responsible for steering his chillingly violent organization into mass slaughter of opponents and directing and inspiring terror attacks across continents and in the heart of Europe.


For the first time in nine-plus years, Reggie Bush will return to the Coliseum for a Trojans game as part of the Fox Sports crew that will broadcast during the Utah-USC clash on Friday.
California Bans State-Sponsored Travel to Iowa over Refusal to Provide Medicaid Coverage for Gender-Reassignment Surgeries Nationals manager Martinez has heart procedure

California Bans State-Sponsored Travel to Iowa over Refusal to Provide Medicaid Coverage for Gender-Reassignment SurgeriesCalifornia added an eleventh state to its travel blacklist on Friday, banning state-sponsored travel to Iowa over that state's refusal to cover gender-transition surgeries under its Medicaid program.California attorney general Xavier Becerra announced the decision to add Iowa to the travel-ban list, which takes effect October 4 and means public employees and college students will not be able to travel to Iowa on the taxpayer's dime.In May, Iowa governor Kim Reynolds signed a law blocking Medicaid from paying for gender-reassignment surgeries despite the state Supreme Court's ruling earlier this year in favor of charging taxpayers for the procedures. Gender identity is a protected characteristic under Iowa's Civil Rights Act."The Iowa Legislature has reversed course on what was settled law under the Iowa Civil Rights Act, repealing protections for those seeking gender-affirming healthcare," Becerra said in a statement. "California has taken an unambiguous stand against discrimination and government actions that would enable it."California's travel blacklist stems from a 2016 law allowing the Golden State to ban state travel to other U.S. states that roll back protections for LGBT citizens. Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Kentucky are also on the list.


Nationals manager Dave Martinez had a heart procedure Monday and did not travel with the team for its series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.


 Orlando Local News   
 
 

Orlando 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