Undernews: February 14, 2014

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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
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


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 governor suspends death penalty
The number of non-academic administrative and professional employees at U.S. colleges and universities has more than doubled in the last 25 years, vastly outpacing the growth in the number of students or faculty
60% of voters said they are more likely to support a candidate who supports fair pay for women, a higher minimum wage, paid family and medical leave and paid sick days.

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