Randy Morrow

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I am on most issues a "progressive" or as we used to be called a "liberal" (and by current standards probably a far left one at that). I joined NewsTrust because of a request on the HuffingtonPost to take part in a week long project.

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Expertise: Radio broadcasting (music, not talk). "Limited" news (broadcast journalism classes, some "practicum") experience.
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News: 60-90 minutes a day
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
Politics: Far Left
Gender: Male
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Last Edit: Jun 5, 2009 - 12:39 AM PDT

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 20, 2014
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4.0

Opening to Cuba now would improve US standing in the region, while accelerating the possibility of change, especially given the troubles of Cuba’s main benefactor, ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 19, 2014
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4.2

n other words, many CEOs are making vast fortunes not because they’re good at managing their corporations but because they’re good at using insider information. It’s ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 18, 2014
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4.0
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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 18, 2014
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3.9

enior administration officials, who would not speak on the record about the intelligence findings, said the White House was debating whether to publicly accuse North Korea ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 16, 2014
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3.9

Conservative corporate networks, namely those operated by the Kochs, plant millions of dollar into conservative causes in attempt to control our government. They now want ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 16, 2014
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4.0

But Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said it is irresponsible to allow banks to resume the same activities that led to the 2008 economic crisis. “Anyone who thinks ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 16, 2014
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4.3

Think of it in terms of a workman’s compensation law. If you’re going to be insured against injury by the state, the state should get to demand that you ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 14, 2014
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3.8

Rand was clever and hypocritical enough to know that you don’t get rich in the United States talking about compliance and conformity within corporate America. Rather, ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 13, 2014
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4.1

The person who aids and abets need not know that the conduct of the direct perpetrator is criminal or, for example, whether it does in fact constitute torture or some other ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 12, 2014
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4.3

Lawyers at the Center for Constitution Rights are dubious, however, about the prospects of the Obama Administration pursuing criminal charges against those responsible for ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 12, 2014
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4.5

Yet, the trouble with Cheney’s defense is that one can no more “authorize” torture than rape or slavery. Torture inhabits that same moral category, which ethicists ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 11, 2014
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4.5

The interrogation program was essentially outsourced to these two psychologists, who you mentioned. And neither psychologist had any experience as an interrogator. They had ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 10, 2014
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4.5

Specifically, they pointed out: “states may be very unwilling to call the U.S. to task for torture when it resulted in saving thousands of lives.” And so, when ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 9, 2014
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3.9

Cheney’s claim that the frequent waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed “produced phenomenal results for us" is simply false. The results were so phenomenal that ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 8, 2014
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3.7

Attorneys general in at least a dozen states are working with energy companies and other corporate interests, which in turn are providing them with record amounts of money ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 8, 2014
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4.0

They went on to say, quote, “if North Korea persists in its launch preparations, the United States should immediately make clear its intention to strike and destroy ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 7, 2014
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4.1

Though it’s difficult for an outsider to ascertain the relative merits of these insider deals, they could reflect negatively on Jaresko’s role as Ukraine’s new ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 7, 2014
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4.2

It is well-established that, prior to the Snowden reporting, Silicon Valley companies were secret, eager and vital participants in the growing Surveillance State. Once ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2014
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4.1

Friday’s news was reminiscent of a previous Obama reversal, in the early days of his presidency. Back in April 2009, Obama had said he would not block the court-ordered ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 5, 2014
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4.1

“Collecting an inventory [like this] on world networks has big ramifications,” Nohl said, because it allows the NSA to track and circumvent ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 4, 2014
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3.9

Nevertheless, bosses are resigned to the likelihood that they’ll have to comply with the rule, and with the desperate determination to mount a defense before they are ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Dec 3, 2014
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3.7

Doing this will require “computing” at all levels of the system’s hierarchy by introducing active system elements such as network, memory and elastic storage. More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Dec 3, 2014
Randy reviewed this story - Dec 2, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.2

If the decision to fling our weary soldiers, depleted coffers, and tarnished international reputation into the Mideast’s religious inferno had been made by ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Dec 2, 2014
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3.7
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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Nov 30, 2014
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2.7
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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Nov 30, 2014
Randy reviewed this story - Nov 29, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0

True, Democrats often cater to the interests of the 1 percent, but Republicans always do. Any policy that benefits lower- and middle-income Americans at the expense of the ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 27, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.2

Pharmaceutical companies reap billions of dollars in subsidies for research and development, but they’ve successfully lobbied Congress to keep Medicare from ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 26, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.4

Years of effort by American occupiers intent on creating a new Iraq out of the ruins of the old produced little of value and next to nothing that has lasted. Yet even ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 25, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0

That’s because both houses of legislature will be dominated by the party that has essentially failed to grasp the fundamental economic realities of our day, which is ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 24, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.4

That translates to roughly $660 billion of public money now under private management, invested in assets that are often arcane and opaque but that offer high management and ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 23, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0

Moreover, Stewart has made clear he doesn’t believe the EPA should exist at all, calling for its scrapping because it “thwarts energy ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 23, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.9

Past spills have shown that oil sands are harder to clean up than other oil, as evident with the spill along the Kalamazoo River in Michigan in 2010 that became the focus ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 23, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.2

In Neocon Land, it goes without saying that once the United States judges some world leader guilty for having violated international law or human rights or whatever, it is ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 22, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.5

During an NPR interview, Schmidt said, “Everyone understands climate change is occurring and the people who oppose it are really hurting our ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 22, 2014
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3.3
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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 20, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.9

“What the diocese is saying is, ‘We can fire anybody, and we have absolute immunity from even going to trial, as long as we think they’re violating our ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 19, 2014
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3.7

His previous patience has proven to be time squandered, and his search for common ground with folks who wanted his head on a pike turned out to be a case study in bad poker ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Nov 18, 2014
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3.8

Remember all the mockery of Obama administration assertions that budget deficits, which soared during the financial crisis, would come down as the economy recovered? Surely ... More »

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