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Government Intervention Helped Avert A Depression

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Economists Yesterday economists Mark Zandi and Alan Blinder released the first comprehensive study that estimates the total effect of fiscal and financial policies of the last few years. They write: In this paper, we use the Moody’s Analytics model of the U.S. economy—adjusted to accommodate some recent financial-market policies—to simulate the macroeconomic effects of the […] [Read More]
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OK, I’m Back

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I said I was through with the Democratic governor’s primary, but this is too good to ignore: Glassman responds to Malloy’s newest negative advertising “Running with Dan four years ago, I watched him tear our party apart with dirty, divisive attacks on good Democrats. He photo-shopped his opponent into a dress, but his negative attacks […] [Read More]
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Legal Action Against Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz For Urging Voters To Register Democratic or Republican

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Cross-posted with permission from the Third Party and Independent Daily blog. (I said from the beginning that she had no business doing this) Scott Deshefy, the Green Party candidate for Congress in CT-2, has stated he is likely to ally with Daniel Reale in taking legal action against Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz. As […] [Read More]
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Fedele Attacks Foley

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As much as I hate to see Democrats attacking each other, I love it when Republicans do: [Read More]
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Calif. Tea Party to Use Dogs to Harass Muslim Worshippers

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Hey Rob Simmons – welcome back! Still carrying that teabag everywhere? California Tea Party supporters are being told to bring dogs to harass Muslim worshippers during a Friday congregational prayer, or “Jummah.” CAIR-LA called on local officials and interfaith leaders to show support for the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley, the target of the July […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Education Fails Again

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Despite adapting several “education reform” measures, including ridiculous national standards*, Connecticut once again did not qualify for “Race To The Top” funding, although each one of our closest neighbors did. The legislation includes higher standards for high school graduation ( which I think will have the perverse effect of creating more high school dropouts) and […] [Read More]
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McMahons’ Steroid Fantasies

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Vince and Linda McMahon have recently questioned whether or not steroids are really bad for you. Vince: Stamford Advocate: InVincible: WWE boss McMahon sits down for a chat (July 26, 2010) “There’s not much information that you guys know about steroids other than the media is writing hysterically about them, and maybe they should,” McMahon […] [Read More]
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Himes, Finch, Pavia Announce Funding for Local Transportation Projects

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Congress Street Bridge and Stamford Urban Transitway receive appropriations Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia, and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced today that the U.S. House Appropriations Committee has approved $1 million for completion of the Stamford Urban Transitway and $450,000 for the construction of Bridgeport’s Congress Street Bridge. “Even in tough economic […] [Read More]
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Trailers In The Left Lane

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Maybe it was my post. I’ve noticed fewer trailers on the Parkway lately. On the other hand, for some reason, I’ve seen lots of trailers in the left lane on the turnpike in the last week or so.: Sec. 14-230a. Restricted use of left-hand lane on divided limited access highways. On any divided limited access […] [Read More]
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Dan Malloy Has Crossed The Line

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While I have made no secret of my preference for Ned Lamont, I have tried to give Dan Malloy equal coverage on this blog. I have reported on Malloy’s numerous endorsements, and on his well-thought out policy proposals. And, I would strongly prefer either of them over Tom Foley. I have criticized both campaigns for […] [Read More]
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