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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Journalism: None
News: 60-90 minutes a day
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
Politics: Far Left
Gender: Male
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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Aug 22, 2014
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4.7

The sharp increase in the strength and reach of jihadist organizations in Syria and Iraq has generally been unacknowledged until recently by politicians and media in the ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
Randy reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2014
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3.8

“The early corporations were chartered by the state to meet a social purpose,” Post said. “Sometimes it was to build highways, sometimes it was to run banks, but ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 19, 2014
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4.5

The Taliban have outlasted the Surge, and are patiently waiting for the foreign troops to leave. Condemned by our mistakes, we find ourselves in history’s bind, too ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Aug 18, 2014
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4.0

We might add that modern war is very, very expensive. For example, by any estimate the eventual costs (including things like veterans’ care) of the Iraq war will end up ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Aug 18, 2014
Randy reviewed this story - Aug 17, 2014
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4.3

RYAN REILLY: And the worst part was he slammed my head against the glass purposely on the way out of the McDonald’s ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 16, 2014
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3.7
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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 16, 2014
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4.0

According to Atomic Cover-Up, Hitoshi Motoshima, mayor of Nagasaki from 1979 to 1995, said, “The reason for Nagasaki was to experiment with the plutonium bomb.” ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 14, 2014
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4.5

Yet, despite this extraordinary reality – modern-day Nazi storm troopers slaughtering Slavic people in eastern Ukraine – the Obama administration continues to ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 14, 2014
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4.2
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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 14, 2014
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3.8

I mean, NPR radically misled millions of people with this report. To sit there and present this firm as though it’s some independent big data ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 12, 2014
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4.4

…but some journalists noted the lack of any real evidence and the briefing’s curious reliance on “social media” rather than aerial reconnaissance, phone ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 11, 2014
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4.2

That might seem like a big story – a U.S.-backed military operation, which has inflicted thousands of mostly civilian casualties, is being spearheaded by neo-Nazis. But ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 10, 2014
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3.8
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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Aug 9, 2014
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3.7

Not understanding how much income and wealth the world’s richest hold means they’re paying less in taxes. Financial wealth held offshore costs the U.S. government $36 ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 9, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.9

These provisions—also known by the acronym ISDS—allow transnational corporations to take legal action against individual governments if they believe that the ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 7, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.3

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 7, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.4

But by throwing up their hands, journalists basically absolve Republicans for adopting their radical say-no strategy, while ignoring the fact that there exists agreement ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 5, 2014
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4.3

Since taking office, Obama has boosted the number of people on the no fly list more than ten-fold, to an all-time high of 47,000—surpassing the number of people barred ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 5, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.3

NSA documents previously published by the Guardian stated that “one of NSA’s biggest threats is actually from friendly intelligence services, ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 4, 2014
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3.9
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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Aug 3, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.8

That means that these massive financial institutions are still so important to the wider financial system that they can expect the government to bail them out again if they ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 2, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.8

Among the biggest changes is the retreat from identification with organized religions. Once a central identity for adults, this kind of identification is far less prevalent ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 1, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.4

Well, let me remind you that in the Gulf War of 1991, the interceptor rate of the Patriot missile defense over Israel and Saudi Arabia was reported as 96 percent, even ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 31, 2014
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3.6
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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 29, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.1

When the effective tax rates are lower for capital gains than for the incomes of the less affluent; when political processes are legally corrupted and circumvented for a ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 27, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.3
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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.2

But I think I know where conservatives get the idea that other people are sneaking around trying to indoctrinate children into unthinking ideologies. It’s because they ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.9

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 24, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.6

You’d have roughly 6 million people who would suddenly lose a benefit that they’ve come to value highly. This would cause a huge backlash. It’s hard to ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 23, 2014
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4.6

It reveals a confounding and convoluted system filled with exceptions to its own rules, and it relies on the elastic concept of “reasonable suspicion” as a standard for ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Jul 22, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.1
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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Jul 21, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.1

We have as strong property rights as you do in the United States." It’s not about property rights. And the fact that we’re putting it in the European agreement ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 20, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.4

Rather than work out reasonable – albeit imperfect – compromises with various foreign leaders, the neocons and their liberal allies insist on ratcheting up demands to ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 20, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.4

But the objectivity of the Obama administration, which has staunchly supported the coup regime, is in question as are the precise reasons for its judgments. ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 19, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0

Over the last two weeks, Mohyeldin’s reporting has been far more balanced and even-handed than the standard pro-Israel coverage that dominates establishment American ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 19, 2014
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3.8

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 17, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.9

Over the last two-decades there has been a revolution in environmental health sciences that suggests the proportion of diseases attributable to chemical exposures is far ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Jul 16, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.7

However, Microsoft believes there are wide-ranging implications for such a statement, and it’s not the only company that thinks so. Verizon also responded, stating ... More »

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