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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