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Undernews: December 18, 2012

Undernews: December 18, 2012

Since 1964, the news while there's still time to do something about it

THE PROGRESSIVE REVIEW

GOP led austerity has slashed mental health assistance

Understanding the debt ceiling myth

Holder calls for automatic voter registration

The Newtown murders
Anti-depressants and violence
A culture of young depression
How I learned that gun control didn’t work
Only six percent of murders use rifles or shotguns
How to be safely violent in America
A different way to handle guns
Why gun control doesn't work the way it's supposed to
When we don't mind violence

Great moments with John Kerry

Seattle prosecutors dropping pot possession cases

Local heroes: Danny Boyle

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