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UNDERNEWS : March 1st 2015 Edition

Monday, 2 March 2015, 9:59 am | Undernews

Study: Armchair socialists more active than centrists Word: Standardized testing Maine shows that publicly financed elections work The underrated water crisis The changing role of fire departments Biofuels' bad effect on the world More >>

Undernews: November 10, 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 2:32 pm | Undernews

The October issue was late because your editor was tied up in a six-hour voir dire for a double-robbery case. In the end, I maintained my perfect record of having never sat as a through a full trial. More >>

Undernews: April 29, 2014

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 5:08 pm | Undernews

Thanks to sea level rise, New York City’s seawall could be overrun by storm surges every four to five years, says a new paper in Geophysical Research Letters. The original estimate back in the mid-1800s was that breaches would only occur every 100 to 400 ... More >>

Undernews: April 15, 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 2:21 pm | Undernews

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black ruled that Ohio’s ban on recognizing the out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples is unconstitutional — a move he announced in court earlier this month that he would be taking. More >>

Undernews: March 25, 2014

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 4:56 pm | Undernews

A D.C. woman who called 911 ended up getting out of an ambulance and taking Metro to a hospital after the paramedics started arguing, she said. Rose Preston thought she was having a stroke when she began experiencing numbness and tingling on the ... More >>

Undernews: March 20, 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014, 9:54 am | Undernews

Going into the 2014 election Democrats are again grappling with the unpopularity of “Obamacare” and trying to decide if they should embrace it or try to hide from it. To a large degree though much of the party has coalesced around a message ... More >>

Undernews: February 14, 2014

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 5:22 pm | 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 ... More >>

Undernews: February 12, 2014

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 4:28 pm | Undernews

Nearly 100,000 people took to the streets in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 8 in a Moral March to say "No!" to the state's sharp right-wing political turn and "Yes!" to a new, truly progressive America. More >>

Undernews: December 13, 2013

Friday, 13 December 2013, 11:24 am | Undernews

The Progressive Review's moving average shows Republicans stand to pick up 2 new Senate seats and could pick up 2 more. Democrats could pick up one more Senate seat. Thus the current Democratic 8 point margin could be reduced to 0 to 6. More >>

Undernews: December 4, 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 5:28 pm | Undernews

Led by phenomena like the opposing political hysterics of Fox and MSNBC, we have come to assume that what is dividing the country is deep political ideology. What is far more likely, however, is that the ideology is just the visible manifestation ... More >>

Undernews: November 7, 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013, 5:22 pm | Undernews

A day after I wrote about Obama’s hat trick of failures – Obamacare, NSA and Common Core - I went to vote in my Maine town of 7,000 on, among other things, a couple of bond issues affecting our school system. More >>

Undernews: October 7, 2013

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 5:28 pm | Undernews

The Israel Democracy Institute released its latest Democracy Index (summary and full findings), [confirming] that by and large Israelis hold racist views and reject bedrock democratic principles, while believing that their country should be both Jewish and ... More >>

Undernews: October 1, 2013

Monday, 7 October 2013, 12:01 pm | Undernews

The National Security Agency is storing the online metadata of millions of internet users for up to a year, regardless of whether or not they are persons of interest to the agency, top secret documents reveal. More >>

Undernews: September 5, 2013

Friday, 6 September 2013, 11:58 am | 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 ... More >>

Undernews: August 8, 2013

Friday, 9 August 2013, 11:54 am | Undernews

I don’t know for sure that you’re out there at all, but from what I read and hear there’s a pretty good chance, so I thought I would pass this along. You may be tapping my phone, scanning my e-mails and collating my other electronic ephemera, ... More >>

Undernews: August 5, 2013

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 4:33 pm | Undernews

A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations ... More >>

Undernews: July 1, 2013

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 12:34 pm | Undernews

The Supreme Court’s 5 to 4 decision to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act was undeniably historic, a victory not just for gay rights advocates but for anyone committed to advancing equal rights in America. It was also an anomaly. More >>

Undernews: June 28, 2013

Friday, 28 June 2013, 10:54 am | Undernews

A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene. More >>

Undernews: June 24, 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 12:44 pm | 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 ... More >>

Undernews: June 21, 2013

Monday, 24 June 2013, 12:01 pm | Undernews

In 2008, now President Obama ran with the following as a key plank in his campaign: Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity ... More >>

 

 

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