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Governor Rell’s Failure to Make Board Appointments is a Failure of Leadership

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Governor M. Jodi Rell has failed to make all of her appointments to the Board, holding up its members’ ability to meet and carry out their statutorily mandated mission to ensure open and transparent contracting processes, which would save taxpayer dollars and improve delivery of public services. “It is no surprise that Governor Rell, who […] [Read More]
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McNasty: Linda McMahon’s Campaign

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Her latest hire is responsible for some of the nastiest ads in recent political history: [Read More]
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Archaeology News Report

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More complete reports, and lots more reports and pictures. Dead Sea Scrolls Authorship In Dispute The Dead Sea Scrolls—comprising more than 800 documents made of animal skin, papyrus and even forged copper—deepened our understanding of the Bible and shed light on the histories of Judaism and Christianity. Among the texts are parts of every book […] [Read More]
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Education Research Report

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Recent reports: Details and links to full reports. Short-term school closures worsen flu pandemics Closing schools for less than two weeks during a flu pandemic may increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic, say University of Pittsburgh researchers in a study published ahead-of-print and online in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The […] [Read More]
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Why Powerful People — Many of Whom Take a Moral High Ground — Don’t Practice What They Preach

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2009 may well be remembered for its scandal-ridden headlines, from admissions of extramarital affairs by governors and senators, to corporate executives flying private jets while cutting employee benefits, and most recently, to a mysterious early morning car crash in Florida. The past year has been marked by a series of moral transgressions by powerful figures […] [Read More]
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Health News Report

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Here are the latest health research reports. The good news for me from these reports is that 1. I don’t take Ginkgo biloba, 2. I stopped taking Vitamin E, 3. I eat lots of fruits and vegetables, 4. the few times I drink hard liquor it’s vodka, not bourbon, 5. I eat lots of fish […] [Read More]
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Top Ten Evolution/Creationism Stories of the Year

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Evolution fared well in 2009. The world celebrated the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th of the publication of his On the Origin of Species. Thousands of events, conferences, speeches, parties, magazine stories, blog postings, and other commemorations were held in his honor. Darwin even got the Hollywood treatment, with the premiere of […] [Read More]
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Simmons Campaign Attacks McMahon

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Interesting stuff from Jim Barnett, Rob Simmons’ Campaign Manager, full of links: (I love links!) Date: December 30, 2009 Re: Year In Review Strategy Memo As we conclude 2009, it is a good time to reflect on the year’s developments and make preparations for what is to come. Today, in the contest to win the […] [Read More]
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