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 - Oct 23, 2014
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4.2

The less charitable way is to say Pew discovered that conservatives are consuming a right-wing media full of lies and misinformation, whereas liberals are more interested ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 22, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.2

None of the U.S. officials from the Bush and Obama administrations who unleashed Blackwater and other mercenary forces across the globe are being forced to answer for their ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
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4.1

But what was deemed ill-gotten loot 40 years ago is now legally accessible, countenanced by no less than the United States Supreme Court. —- More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 20, 2014
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3.9
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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 19, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.1

now the NIH says they are developing a vaccine. It sounds like this has been possible for a long time, but private corporations—and which this ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.6
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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.8

The report’s key conclusion is that this core right is impinged by mass surveillance programs: “Bulk access technology is indiscriminately corrosive of online privacy ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
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3.7

Press freedoms are under increasing assault in the English-speaking world—there have been similar controversies in the other Five Eyes alliance nations of the U.S., the ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.5

Obama could have leveled with the American public and said: Look, there’s not much we can do to help over there. Pretty much everything my best people have come up with ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
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3.5

…Lockheed has made public its project with the aim of attracting partners, resources and additional researchers. —- More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0

Both Bush and Obama officials have explicitly said that the war will last at least a generation. The nature of the “war,” and the theories that have accompanied it, is ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 15, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0

From 2000 to 2009, he spent $2 billion and disrupted 8 percent of the nation’s public high schools before acknowledging that his experiment was a flop. The size of a high ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 14, 2014
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4.0
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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Oct 13, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.7
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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Oct 12, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.3

Roberts is in an unexpectedly tough re-election bid and is looking for any issue to up his profile (and donations) from the right. More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 12, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.4

If foreign companies are also cooperating with the NSA and modifying their products, the options for purchasing truly secure telecommunications ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy posted and reviewed this story - Oct 10, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0

After all, one of the reasons we live in a somewhat scary world is because of what Republicans did; specifically, Republicans George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, in Iraq and ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Oct 10, 2014
Randy posted and reviewed this story - Oct 9, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.4

It almost goes without saying that in addition to crush labor, the Kochs are also steadfastly opposed to raising the minimum wage. “Since the 1990s, the Kochs have ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy posted and reviewed this story - Oct 9, 2014
Randy reviewed this story - Oct 7, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.9

We have the exact situation the Supply Side economists predicted would lead us into prosperity: tons of money in the economy, in the hands of the rich. But none of it ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Oct 6, 2014
Randy's Rating
2.9
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NT Rating: 3.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Oct 6, 2014
  • The NSA and Me

Randy's Rating
4.8

“Orders, directives, policies, or recommendations of any authority of the Executive branch relating to the collection . . . of intelligence,” the charter reads, ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 5, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.7
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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Oct 4, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.3

The U.S. has long been devoted to tyranny in the region precisely to ensure that the widespread views of the public — which overwhelmingly view the U.S. and Israel as the ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 3, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.1

It might suggest that the U.S. government has completely lost its bearings or that political opportunism now so overwhelms rationality that shortsighted expediency ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Oct 2, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0
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Randy reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.5

Thanks to the Bush administration’s anti-regulatory­ agenda – which Koch Industries helped craft – Frac-Chem’s chemical cocktails, injected deep under the ... More »

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Randy posted this story - Oct 1, 2014
Randy reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.3

But, the ACLU notes, “because the executive branch issued and now implements the executive order all on its own, the programs operating under ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 29, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.7

Other leading lights who like Rand are Paul Ryan and Rand Paul, who insist that everyone run out and buy copies of her books right now. Shhh, don’t tell them she was ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 28, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.3

But once it served its purpose of justifying the start of the bombing campaign in Syria, the Khorasan narrative simply evaporated as quickly as it materialized. ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 27, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.7
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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0
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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Sep 25, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.9
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NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Sep 24, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.3

In other words, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and other enemies of Syria covertly backed the rebels inside Syria and watched as many of them – including ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 23, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.7
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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 22, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0

because, I mean, among many other things, one of the reasons that we have virtually no Republican in Congress who even acknowledges the reality of climate change is because ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 22, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0
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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.9
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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
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