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

    94°F

    Clear

    2 PM

  • Clear

    95°F

    Clear

    5 PM

  • Partly Cloudy

    88°F

    Partly Cloudy

    8 PM

  • Clear

    77°F

    Clear

    11 PM

  • Clear

    73°F

    Clear

    2 AM

 
National Weather Click Maps for More
 
Yahoo News: Top Stories
ESPN: Sports News
Trump Mourns 'Young And Beautiful' Lives 'Destroyed' By Russia Probe Follow live: Whose day will it be at Indy?

Trump Mourns 'Young And Beautiful' Lives 'Destroyed' By Russia ProbePresident Donald Trump on Sunday lamented the lives "devastated" by special


In the final race of Danica Patrick’s career, pole sitter Ed Carpenter has emerged as the dominant car. Defending winner Takuma Sato is out after a crash.
Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife Officials Green to start in place of hurt Love in Game 7

Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife OfficialsMontana wildlife officials are puzzled by the carcass of wolflike animal they


Jeff Green will replace the injured Kevin Love in the Cavaliers' starting lineup for Game 7 Sunday, coach Tyronn Lue announced.
Fight breaks out between passengers on American Airlines flight Steelers' Bell raps on being 'target' for critics

Fight breaks out between passengers on American Airlines flightCell phone video captures a flight attendant telling passenger Jason Felix that he can’t have more alcohol during a flight from St. Croix to Miami. A fight broke out after he threatened another passenger and Felix now faces federal charges.


Le'Veon Bell raps about the criticism he is receiving over his contract drama with the Steelers in a new song titled "Target."
All The Things The NRA Has Blamed For The Texas School Shooting Ricciardo battles car issues to win Monaco

All The Things The NRA Has Blamed For The Texas School ShootingIt's been a week since the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, and


Daniel Ricciardo secured a victory against the odds at the Monaco Grand Prix after grappling with power unit issues for two-thirds of the 78-lap race.
USC President Resigns in Wake of Scandal Klay-day: Warriors star evokes Game 6 heroics

USC President Resigns in Wake of ScandalUSC President C-L Max Nikias has resigned, following allegations made by students that a campus gynecologist sexually abused them.


Klay Thompson hit nine 3-pointers to lead the Warriors to victory in a must-win Game 6 against the Rockets, a performance that coach Steve Kerr described as "fantastic."


 Davenport Local News   
 
 

Davenport 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