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“You’re Despicable”

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That’s what Daffy Duck used to say (and still does for all I know). But I’m addressing it today against the 11 Democrats who voted against extending unemployment benefits. (Twenty-one Republicans voted in favor). 7 of the 11nay-saying Democrats lost their bid for reelection, and one is retiring. This was their farewell vote – Lovely, […] [Read More]
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Nuclear Power Analyzed – Still No Satisfactory Waste Management Solution

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A broad review of current research on nuclear power economics has been published in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (JRSE) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the American Institute of Physics. The report concludes that nuclear power will continue to be a viable power source but […] [Read More]
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The DREAM Act

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Purpose The purpose of the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act, also called the DREAM Act, is to help those individuals who meet certain requirements, have an opportunity to enlist in the military or go to college and have a path to citizenship which they otherwise would not have without this legislation. Supporters […] [Read More]
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Credit Card Offers Are Needlessly Confusing; New Law Brings Some Improvement

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Credit card offers have grown increasingly complicated since 2000, when Congress required issuers to start disclosing pricing information on credit card offers. But instead of providing clarity to consumers about the true cost of their credit cards, issuers responded to this mandate by adding a confusing array of numbers to their offers, new Center for […] [Read More]
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Film and TV industry tax subsidies, like those in place in Connecticut, are costly and ineffective

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A new report from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities concludes that film and TV industry tax subsidies, like those in place in Connecticut, are costly and ineffective. As noted in the report’s appendix, CT is losing $41 million in revenues to these tax subsidies, nearly three times more than the state’s tax subsidies […] [Read More]
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Pelosi Statement on Republicans Voting to Block Extension of Unemployment Insurance

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after Republicans in the House blocked extending unemployment insurance, which would have extended unemployment insurance for millions of Americans and injected demand into the economy: “The American people, struggling with high unemployment, continue to look to their leaders for a lifeline until they can get back to […] [Read More]
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New Study Shows Older, Wealthier Voters Surged to the Polls in 2010

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While the 2008 electorate was the most diverse in American history, and voters gave the majority of their votes to Democrats, the 2010 midterm election experienced unusually high participation from older and wealthier voters who strongly favored Republican candidates, according to an analysis released by the national voting rights group Project Vote. The analysis by […] [Read More]
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Jim Himes Starts Up Where He Left Off

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Failing to support Democrats in their efforts to achieve economic justice. First, he has refused to endorse Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of The House, despite the fact that her only opponent is notorious Blue Dog Democrat Heath Shuler. Second, he has attacked Pelosi: Himes cited comments made by Pelosi earlier this month upon the release […] [Read More]
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Jon’s Health Tips – Part II

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Among the healthy choices I have abandoned for the most part during my health crisis, I forgot to mention fish and fish oil. Any way, I am still behind on my health research reports, so here are some more: I have managed to continue to take my statin (I wish it were I higher dose): […] [Read More]
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Jon’s Health Tips

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Irony of ironies – I have been felled by a combination of health problems (beyond my control) and while suffering through them have been forced to give up almost all my regular healthy activities including, in rough order of importance, exercise, aspirin, red wine (or beer), green tea, dark chocolate, niacin, yogurt, apples, nuts, fruits […] [Read More]
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