On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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Biden’s First 100 Days Should Be Focused on Policies Protecting Most Vulnerable 17.11.2020 Truthout.com
Biden’s First 100 Days Should Be Focused on Policies Protecting Most Vulnerable
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Trump Ousted. The Spirit of Insurgent Democracy Is Rising. 10.11.2020 Truthout.com
Surviving the toxic aftermath of a Trump presidency calls for a radical reimagining of democracy in the ...
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Mutual Aid Is Essential to Our Survival Regardless of Who Is in the White House 27.10.2020 Truthout.com
Mutual Aid Is Essential to Our Survival Regardless of Who Is in the White House
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Editorial: Pushing encampments away from bridge shelters does not make homelessness go away 27.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

An ordinance banning homeless people from being near a bridge shelter or freeway underpass is not going to eradicate homelessness.

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Nearly 1,000 Homeless People Died in LA in 2020 as 93,000 Homes Sit Vacant 23.10.2020 Truthout.com
Vacant homes and mass homelessness show that the market is the problem, not the solution, to the housing ...
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Why Won’t Democratic Mayors Crack Down on the Cops? 5.10.2020 Mother Jones
After the federales showed, on Portland’s 55th consecutive day of rage, Mayor Ted came through. Mayor Ted Wheeler, alma maters Stanford, Harvard, Columbia MBA; author of Government that Works: Innovation in State and Local Government; imminent tear gas victim: #Portland's mayor went downtown last night to address the demonstrators who have been protesting racial injustice […]
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Endorsement: Holly Mitchell for Los Angeles County supervisor 16.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The people of the L.A. County's 2nd District need Holly Mitchell's vision of and commitment to better justice, better health and smarter development.

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Thin-skinned Trump bizarrely refuses to be president of the entire United States 15.9.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump appears to be seceding from the Union, which is bizarre given his status as the president of it. Make no mistake: Trump appears to be deliberately marginalizing himself by repeatedly insisting that he’s not responsible for certain states and cities, despite technically being the president of the entire United States. This article was […]
The City of Newark’s Scrappy and Remarkable Fight Against COVID-19 9.9.2020 Mother Jones
For 12 years, Berlyne Vilcant has worked for the city of Newark, New Jersey, as a disease investigator, which means that when there’s a cluster of cases of a particular disease—salmonella at a restaurant, say, or norovirus in a hotel—it’s her job to figure out how it started, who caught it, and how to stop […]
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Nobody Would Have Guessed That Newark Would Be a Model for Fighting COVID-19. But It Is. 9.9.2020 Mother Jones
For 12 years, Berlyne Vilcant has worked for the city of Newark, New Jersey, as a disease investigator, which means that when there’s a cluster of cases of a particular disease—salmonella at a restaurant, say, or norovirus in a hotel—it’s her job to figure out how it started, who caught it, and how to stop […]
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We Need a People’s Bailout as Inequality Worsens Amid COVID-19 9.9.2020 Truthout.com
History’s largest transfer of wealth went in the wrong direction. The time to reclaim stolen funds is ...
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Op-Ed: Trump's Housing Department wants to make transgender discrimination legal again. Don't let it 8.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

A proposed HUD rule would allow shelters to discriminate against trans people on the basis of biological sex. That would be disastrous, especially in the COVID era.

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Closure of Border to Refugees Spreads Misery as US Tourists Vacation in Mexico 3.9.2020 Truthout.com
The hypocrisy of the U.S. shutting out refugees while its tourists still travel to Mexico shows this is not about ...
ANATOMY OF A MAN-MADE DISASTER: 595 ways Trump has failed to protect us from COVID-19 30.8.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians rank Abe Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from 9/11 to Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing […]
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Crooks & Liars Staffers Remember The Wonderful Values Of Ronald Reagan 27.8.2020 Crooks Liars
We thought, in light of all the Reagan-worshiping allegedly former Republicans we see on our TVs, that we'd take a closer look at some of the conservative values Ronald Reagan was meant to embody. (We're sure you have a few of your own.) PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT FOR THE LAW : SUSIE: The Iran-contra affair: Reagan promised to a help anti-Communist insurgencies around the globe, but in the 1982 mid-term elections, Republicans lost control of the House and the Senate. The Democrats promptly passed the Boland Amendment, which restricted the CIA and Department of Defense from in foreign conflicts. The Reagan administration decided they would essentially ignore it, and the rest is history. Several members of the administration did go to jail, but St Reagan got away with it. HOMELESS PEOPLE AND THE END OF MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES JOHN: Ronald Reagan couldn't have cared less about the homeless, in spite of the high rate of mental illness among them. He chose instead to push for, and eventually end, all ...
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Erasure of Black History in Favor of White Narratives Isn’t Limited to the US 23.8.2020 Truthout.com
Rio de Janeiro’s Caju Cemetery, built over a cemetery for enslaved people, is symbolic of the erasure of Black ...
Corporate Landlords Get Big Tax Breaks. They Should Pay Rent Our During COVID. 22.8.2020 Truthout.com
The real estate industry, led by some of the richest people in the world, can't be allowed to exploit renters ...
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Children Will Bear the Brunt of a Looming Eviction Crisis 17.8.2020 Truthout.com
Eviction numbers in many big cities are staggering, and school districts struggle to serve kids constantly on the ...
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Letters to the Editor: A new tax on wealthy Californians tells job creators in other states to stay out 11.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It isn't just rich Californians who would be affected by a new tax. Think of the business owners elsewhere who now have another reason to stay away.

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Nicholas Goldberg: California has a new plan to tax the super rich. Will it drive them out? 7.8.2020 LA Times: Commentary

I've yet to see a soak-the-rich proposal in California that actually soaks the rich.

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