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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Last Edit: Jun 5, 2009 - 12:39 AM PDT

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 24, 2015
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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 23, 2015
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4.3

Indeed, for thoughtful and/or progressive Democrats, the prospect of a President Hillary Clinton could represent a step back from some of President Barack Obama’s more ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 22, 2015
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3.6

No-one bothered to check if the company that makes billions in profits is paying workers a living wage and offering decent benefits so we don’t have to use public aid ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 21, 2015
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3.5

Sharon Bomer Lauritsen and Christopher Wilson both represented biotech companies. As economist Joseph Stiglitz has argued, the TPP could restrict ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 21, 2015
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4.3

Machines aren’t used because they perform some tasks that much better than humans, but because, in many cases, they do a “good enough” job while also being cheaper, ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2015
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3.6
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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2015
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3.6

‘Sounds like standard republicorp treachery/trickery, that is: if you can’t beat something make funding it impossible and implementing it unpleasant. More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 16, 2015
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4.0

Indeed, neocons frequently link American Jewishness to support for Israel by arguing that no good American Jew should be a Democrat on the ground of the party’s supposed ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 16, 2015
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3.9
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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2015
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3.6
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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
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4.2

These stories gave unknowing readers the impression that the scientific community was divided on this issue. This distorted “balance” still continues, ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 13, 2015
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3.8

Personality-based political analysis is always a dubious venture — in my experience, pundits are terrible judges of character. Those old enough to remember the 2000 ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 12, 2015
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3.8

The leaked TPP chapter grants greater rights for foreign companies than those for U.S. companies or citizens, by allowing foreign companies to ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 12, 2015
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4.4

Of course, if China became a party to the TPP, the United States would still not have a bilateral trade agreement with China. —- ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 11, 2015
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3.8

Internationally, the American health system is unique in the extent to which it relies on the private sector, and it’s also unique in its incredible inefficiency and high ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 10, 2015
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3.9
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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 10, 2015
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3.0
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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 9, 2015
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3.7

…President Obama defended the spying programs by claiming they were “subject to congressional oversight and congressional reauthorization and congressional ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Apr 9, 2015
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4.0

This crew—call it Paul World—reflects the damn-the-rules, libertarian worldview of the candidate himself. But as Paul may find out, the brash operatives largely ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Apr 8, 2015
Randy reviewed this story - Apr 7, 2015
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4.2

An equally important fact ignored by the mainstream media is that the key judgments of that NIE have been revalidated by the intelligence ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 6, 2015
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3.6
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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 5, 2015
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4.1

Korchynsky has grafted onto the fighters the idea that their mission is about more than just defending Ukraine — they are involved in a civilizational struggle against a ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 4, 2015
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3.9

I wish it could be said with confidence that the legislative branch would oppose a rebellion against the executive branch of government. But I’m not so sure. ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Apr 4, 2015
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3.9
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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Apr 2, 2015
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4.2

Apple decided to make a watch and only then set out to discover what it might be good for (besides, you know, displaying the time). — What if you could ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Apr 2, 2015
Randy reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2015
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3.5

…20 percent saw Putin as an imminent threat compared to 18 percent who said the same about Obama. —- Perhaps the most disturbing part, however, is ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Mar 31, 2015
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4.1

In fact, just about everything said to the media by Witness 101, whom we all know as Dorian Johnson, the friend with Brown that day, was not supported by the evidence and ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2015
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3.7

Lastly, I can confirm that no one I know of who worked with me in Buenos Aires during the Falkland War ever heard of any CBS crew member getting ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2015
Randy reviewed this story - Mar 29, 2015
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4.3

We’re insulated from these effects and don’t understand the anger that arises from people who have been through, now 12 years in Iraq, the act of war, even longer in ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Mar 28, 2015
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4.0

True, the cost of extracting unconventional oil would be much greater than from easier-to-reach conventional reserves (not to mention more environmentally hazardous), but ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Mar 28, 2015
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3.8

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Randy reviewed this story - Mar 26, 2015
Randy's Rating
4.4

All of these stories, along with these new documents, leave no doubt that, at least as the NSA and other parts of the U.S. National Security State ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Mar 25, 2015
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3.9

…Clinton seems far more likely to hew to a cautious approach on economics. Her financial backing from Wall Street, her vote in the Senate to reduce bankruptcy ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Mar 24, 2015
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4.3

The modern G.O.P.’s raw fiscal dishonesty is something new in American politics. And that’s telling us something important about what has happened to half of our ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Mar 4, 2015
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3.1

The Kochs aren’t finished. Win or lose in November, they plan to start a new fight. They are organizing dozens of business and grassroots groups to build support for ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Mar 3, 2015
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3.9
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Randy reviewed this story - Mar 2, 2015
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3.3

“I take no comfort in the fact that the U.S. has not lost a case yet,” she said. She added that a multinational company could sue the U.S. before an More »

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