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 - Sep 14, 2014
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4.5

Downing Street memo: “US scrambling to establish a link between Iraq and Al Qaida is so far frankly unconvincing…We are still left with a problem of bringing public ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 13, 2014
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4.2

And the idea that foreign donors “created” the Islamic State overlooks the remarkable self-sufficiency of the extremists, who’ve built a corporation-style management ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Sep 12, 2014
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2.9
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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Sep 12, 2014
Randy reviewed this story - Sep 11, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.3

As it turns out, economists have studied the dynamics of this transition, and each time reached the same conclusion. Because gas undercuts wind and sun just as much as it ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 10, 2014
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3.6
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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 9, 2014
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3.9
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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 8, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.9

And what this comes down to is: Do lawmakers know? When someone from a research organization approaches them with a policy recommendation, do they know that a foreign ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 8, 2014
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3.3
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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 7, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.2
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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 6, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.0

Let’s get this straight: You should spend taxpayer money to build broadband when we have zero interest in an area because we don’t think we will make money, but ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 5, 2014
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3.8
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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 5, 2014
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4.2
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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Sep 4, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.6

It’s not just that the lessons of the abject failure of the press corps in the run-up to war in Iraq seem to have been forgotten. Watching post-invasion reality in the ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Sep 3, 2014
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4.0
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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Sep 2, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.2

Echoing Benjamin Nentayahu (and Hillary Clinton), Elizabeth Warren’s clear position is that Israel bears none of the blame for any of this. More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 31, 2014
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4.2
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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Aug 31, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.7
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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy reviewed this story - Aug 29, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.4

And that was the real danger of aerial bombardment of the style the Americans conduct. They level countries and then tell people, “Well, create a democracy.” It ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 28, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.7
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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 27, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.8

Policymakers also must consider whether these companies are entitled to act on their own: If they are the victim of a foreign cyberattack, are they morally or legally ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 27, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.3

“The idea with minimization is that the government is basically supposed to pretend this information doesn’t exist, unless it falls under certain narrow categories,” ... More »

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

It turns out, however, that wages in the places within the United States attracting the most migrants are typically lower than in the places those migrants come from, ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Aug 25, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.4

And yet: Despite perpetuating various comforting fallacies, the White House’s talk of history’s favorites does hint at an important point about the key weakness of the ... More »

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Randy posted and reviewed this story - Aug 24, 2014
Randy reviewed this story - Aug 23, 2014
Randy's Rating
4.5

I think that Hagel—in fact, the U.S. government as a whole—and foreign powers steer away from one very crucial aspect of the rise of ISIS, ... More »

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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 23, 2014
Randy's Rating
3.7
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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Randy posted and reviewed this story - Aug 22, 2014
Randy's Rating
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
Randy's Rating
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
Randy's Rating
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
Randy's Rating
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
Randy's Rating
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
Randy's Rating
3.7
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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 16, 2014
Randy's Rating
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
Randy's Rating
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
Randy's Rating
4.2
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Randy reviewed this story - Aug 14, 2014
Randy's Rating
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
Randy's Rating
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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