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UNDERNEWS: December 6, 2012

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, African Countries to Be Hardest Hit by Climate Change

Media
Bill Moyers: FCC May Give Murdoch a Very Merry Christmas - Two of the Last Big Newspapers in America

Labor
Organizing low pay workers

Schools
Inside Finnish education

Polls
58% say pot should be legalized
Second poll finds two third of those under 30 favor legalization while only 35% of those 65 and older do

On campus
Average SAT score (out of 2400) of students from households with an income below $20,000: 1322 . . . From households with an income above $200,000: 1722 - @Harpers

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