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Is Sarah Palin The Best Republicans Have To Offer?

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As Republican presidential hopefuls continue to self-destruct, Srah Palin looms larger and larger. But a great article in Vanity Fair raises lots of questions about her: Here’s one: Why did so many skilled veterans of the Republican Party—long regarded as the more adroit team in presidential politics—keep loyally working for her election even after they […] [Read More]
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Don’t Revive Military Commissions

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The New York Times reports that the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel advised the administration that detainees can claim some constitutional rights if they are tried in military commissions within the United States. Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, responds: “While the Justice Department is correct that the Constitution must […] [Read More]
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Governor Rell: Please Don’t Veto the Budget

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Some comments and analysis on Governor Rell’s threatened veto: “On the eve of June 30, the end of the state’s fiscal year, the Governor is still threatening to veto a workable budget that will help our state get out of this economic mess,” said Sharon Palmer, President of AFT Connecticut. “It is inexcusable that she […] [Read More]
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Who’s Polling For Schiff?

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According to CQ Politics ( CQ = Congressional Quarterly): Investor and financial commentator Peter Schiff is doing polling in Connecticut to gauge support for a potential Republican Senate run. Schiff has signed on prominent Republican polling firm Wilton Research Strategies to survey the state, his brother and spokesman Andrew Schiff told CQ Politics. It’s probably […] [Read More]
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Dan Malloy Is Working Hard

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I attended a very nice fundraiser for NARAL – CT held in honor of Mike Brown’s election to their Board Of Directors. Mike Brown and I share a unique distinction: we were trashed together in a very odd, and completely off-base post by a blogger whose qualifications you can judge for yourself. In attendance was […] [Read More]
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Energy Reform – Are You a Truster Or Cynic?

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I’m somewhere in between a “truster “and a “cynic” as defined by Robert Reich: People who voted for Barack Obama tend to fall into one of two camps: Trusters, who believe he’s a good man with the right values and he’s doing everything he can; and cynics, who have become disillusioned with his bailouts of […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research is Fascinating

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There’s an awful lot of interesting new health research published this week –the most exciting to me was the news that Overweight People Live Longest! My weight has always been pointed out as an increased health risk, and is probably the reason I try to do everything possible to protect my health (except lose weight, […] [Read More]
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Chris Dodd is Fighting for Us

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Chris Dodd is continuing his fight for consumer rights, and getting passionate about it: At the same time, he is fighting for health care reform. Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts, praises his colleague and good friend, Chris Dodd, for his leadership and work in the ongoing debate on healthcare reform. Kennedy, who chairs the Senate […] [Read More]
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We Need Complete Disclosure from Tobacco Companies of Changes Made to Cigarettes

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As President Obama prepares to sign a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) oversight of the tobacco industry, a new study from Harvard School of Public Health ( HSPH) researchers shows that tobacco manufacturers have continually changed the ingredients and the design of their cigarettes over time, even if those changes […] [Read More]
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Jim Himes Espouses Fiscal Conservatism, Dismaying Some Supporters

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To the dismay of many supporters, Jim Himes has signed on as a sponsor of pay-as-you-go legislation, requiring all new government programs costing money be offset by spending reductions or tax increases. The problem with this approach is that few, if any, fiscal conservatives, including Mr. Himes, favor cutting the one place where significant savings […] [Read More]
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