Tag: Undernews

Undernews: February 14, 2014

Column – Undernews Vivek Murthy, 36, has been nominated to be the next surgeon general. Murthy has Ivy League degrees and years spent in a hospital, Dr. Soumitra R. Eachempati writes, but has never served as a traditional physician. Murthy is a “hospitalist” who doesn’t … Undernews: February 14, 2014 Since 1964, the news while there’s still time to do something about it THE PROGRESSIVE REVIEW Obama’s new surgeon general voted right but has never practiced as a doctor The 25th anniversary of GPS Comcast becomes the Internet’s greatest danger LA sheriffs kill 80 year old man in his bed with submachine gun Word: Fukushima Great moments in the law The idea behind the Moral Movement What’s a sustainable population? An alternative legal way to view the environment Something new to worry about Stats Percentage of U.S. public grade-school teachers who say they buy food for hungry students every month: 63 – Harpers Index Meanwhile. . . Tipped workers haven’t seen a pay raise since 1991 Pete Peterson’s anti-deficit lobby going broke Massachusetts teachers forced to post students’ scores on “data walls” The problem with an app named Hemingway Transportation Department ignores congressional order to come up with better plan for handling musical instruments on planes Kentucky judge rules same sex marriage ban unconstitutional • Another judge cancels Virginia’s ban Nancy Pelosi comes out against TPP fast track Washington...

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Undernews: September 5, 2013

Column – Undernews Americans are slamming at least 24 members of Congress with thousands of phone calls and emails, urging lawmakers not to approve a military strike on Syria by a margin of as much as 499 to 1. A national debate is raging on Twitter. Tweets and statements … Undernews: September 5, 2013 Since 1964, the news while there’s still time to do something about it THE PROGRESSIVE REVIEW Calls to Congress massively against attack on Syria Local NAACP and KKK meet America’s roads and bridges are falling apart Bill De Blasio revives econonmic liberalism Chicago high school requires clear backpacks WBAI lays off almost everyone Pentagon warned Obama in 2012 that eliminating Syria’s chemicals would take 75,000 ground troops U.N.’s Ban casts doubt on legality of U.S. plans to attack Syria Update on the last country we said we saved About John Kerry’s pals, the moderate Syrian rebels Places we’ve bombed over the past sixty years The real goal in Syria: More conflict Teachers in England to stage one day strikes Cities criminalizing poverty TSA is willing to sell some of your constitutional rights back to you Australia has a Stable Population Party Where did reading and writing go? U.S. used white phosphorus in Iraq Obama tells Republicans he has bigger plans in Syria Navy deploys five warships towards Syria NY TImes kills paragraphs revealing AIPAC’s role...

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Undernews: June 24, 2013

Column – Undernews The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will dramatically undermine the housing rights of Americans, primarily by prohibiting meaningful government control over financial institutions. Americans have already lost over five million homes to foreclosure … Undernews: June 24, 2013 Since 1964, the news while there’s still time to do something about it THE PROGRESSIVE REVIEW How Obama’s secret trade deal will hurt housing and healthcare They can spy on your cellphone even when it’s turned off Anger in the cities Tens of thousands hired to run Obamacare Travon Martin case update Personal to NSA: Forget Snowden, the president is cutting deals with Al Qaeda Rebuilding America: Use music David Gregory joins journalists who refer the NSA to the Constitution (or journalism) The care and feeding of theories Word: The Manning -Snowden generation American rabbi urges Jews to look oppression in the eye Jay Carney: not the best place for answers The AMA’s poor definition of obesity as a disease Word @emptywheel – The administration that has not prosecuted a single major bankster is lecturing Hong Kong about the rule of law. @MitchBenn – Edward Snowden’s been charged with espionage for refusing to spy on people? And they say Americans don’t do irony. @SenSanders – The real issue is not Snowden, the real issue is what he revealed Quotes Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan, I know...

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UNDERNEWS: December 6, 2012

Column – Undernews The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most secretive and “least transparent” trade negotiations in history. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most secretive and “least transparent” trade negotiations in history. Luckily for the populations and … UNDERNEWS: December 6, 2012 Since 1964, the news while there’s still time to do something about it THE PROGRESSIVE REVIEW • Obama’s latest sellout to the One Percent • Brian Schweitzer: bright light, dark horse • The changing city: Granny flats and corner stores • The real Hillary: another deal • More than a quarter of TV weather forecasters think climate change is a scam • Judge rules Detroit mass police raid illegal • Study: Oil clearning dispersants made matters worse • Morning Line: Privatizing values • Mall Santa fired for being too grumpy • How 7 historic figures overcame depression without doctors Culture Dealing with copyright the way it was originally intended Music One German household in three has a musical instrument in the living room. But many sit there idle and do not get played, according to a new survey.Only one in six households – has an active musician, and that’s down from 26% just four years ago. Politics 17 bills that likely would have passed the Senate if the Republicans hadn’t fillbustered them Ecology Hydrogen could help cut emissions and boost wind and solar power World Bank: Middle East,...

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Undernews: September 10, 2012

Column – Undernews In the past three and a half years, more than 90 D.C. police officers — from detectives to captains to the rank-and-file cops on the street — have been arrested. They’ve been arrested on charges ranging from to child pornography to murder. Undernews: September 10, 2012 Since 1964, the news while there’s still time to do something about it THE PROGRESSIVE REVIEW 90 DC cops arrested in last four years In the past three and a half years, more than 90 D.C. police officers — from detectives to captains to the rank-and-file cops on the street — have been arrested. They’ve been arrested on charges ranging from to child pornography to murder. Teachers strike play by play Israeli officials simmer down about Iran after meeting with US aides Anti-War – After being briefed by top US military officials, the two top Israeli leaders that have been pushing for war on Iran suggested Obama’s hardline postures and militarism in the Middle East may have eliminated the need for a preemptive Israeli strike on Iran. It’s private, not public, debt that’s the problem The study shows that excessive private debt is a much more accurate and consistent predictor of financial crisis than the amount of public debt. Romney’s Medicare program will cost 48 year olds an extra $125,000 over their lifetime GOP targets voting rights act One in...

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