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Action is needed on Connecticut’s growing unemployment and unemployment insurance crisis

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By Jonathan Pelto Chairman, CT2010: A Democratic Governor For Connecticut With more than 97,000 Connecticut residents forced to seek unemployment benefits over the past 14 months, the State’s existing unemployment insurance system is failing. Inadequate staffing means most callers to the state’s unemployment information and benefits line are getting a recorded message informing them to […] [Read More]
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Schiff: Don’t Regulate Financial Institutions, Don’t Guarantee Bank Accounts

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Libertarianism sounds appealing to many until you really understand what it means: [Read More]
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Peter Schiff: End Social Security

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He says we can’t afford to keep paying Social Security – people will need to rely on their private assets: [Read More]
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Biblical Archaeology

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One of my many interests, aside from politics and health, is Biblical Archaeology. I have an archaeology blog which focuses mainly on Biblical Archaeology, but also on ancient man, Neanderthals, and emigration patterns, especially to America. Here are some of my more recent Biblical Archaeology posts – almost all are adorned with pictures, which makes […] [Read More]
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Republican “purity pledge”

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Here’s a quote worth pondering: Republican faithfulness to its conservative principles and public policies and Republican solidarity in opposition to Obama’s socialist agenda is necessary to preserve the security of our country, our economic and political freedoms, and our way of life. Don’t you just love it? It’s part of what many are calling a […] [Read More]
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Education Research Reports – November 2009

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# Students’ Use of Tutoring Services # Progress Report on State Data Systems # Teacher Quality – Reading and Writing # Teacher Quality – Mathematics and Science # High School Survey of Student Engagement # Saving America’s High Schools # Hidden Risks Of Modular Classrooms # GAO report on improving academic performance # International students […] [Read More]
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Guess Which Racist Is Thinking Of Running For Governor

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Mayor Mark Boughton of Danbury, according to the Connecticut Post: Boughton said he’s received numerous phone calls in recent weeks from people throughout Connecticut urging him to run for the state’s top office. “It’s certainly flattering to be considered but at this point I haven’t filed any committee for any office,” he said. Boughton, who […] [Read More]
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REPORT GIVES CONNECTICUT A GRADE OF ‘D+’ FOR POLICIES RELATING TO NEW TEACHERS

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A report by the not-for-profit, non-partisan National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) finds that Connecticut’s policies for new teachers are severely lacking. NCTQ’s 2008 State Teacher Policy Yearbook looked at three areas of state policy that impact new teachers. Connecticut earned the following grades, earning the state an overall grade of D+: • Identifying Effective […] [Read More]
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Hartford’s World AIDS Day

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Hartford Commemorates 21st Anniversary of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2009 ‘Universal Access and Human Rights’ People with HIV/AIDS, AIDS advocates and activists will attend Hartford’s World AIDS Day on December 1st, 11 AM – 12, at the Connections Drop-in Center, located at the Institute for Community Research, 146 Wyllys St, Hartford. Facts about HIV/AIDS […] [Read More]
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“Mr. Dodd’s vote was responsible and courageous”

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And Simmons: “demagoguery.” Great editorial in the Hartford Courant: …U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was right in his decision to put the alleged 9/11 plotters on trial before a civilian criminal court in New York — the site of the worst of their crimes against the people of the United States. Americans can be proud […] [Read More]
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