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This Year’s Six Worst Deficit-Reduction Ideas

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Following is commentary by Greg Anrig, vice president for policy and programs at The Century Foundation and author of “The Conservatives Have No Clothes: Why Right-Wing Ideas Keep Failing” (John Wiley & Sons, September 2007). In the waning weeks of 2010, a variety of commissions and institutions issued reports proposing recommendations for reducing the federal […] [Read More]
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Lest We Forget

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Joe Lieberman’s speech at the Republican National Convention: [Read More]
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5 Post-Election Achievements You Should Know About

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1. Overturned Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  This was the right thing to do for our military, and it was the right thing to do for our country. No longer will thousands of patriotic Americans in uniform be forced to live a lie or leave the military because of their sexual orientation. We are a nation […] [Read More]
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Jon’s Health Tips – Latest Health Research

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I started the blog on which these reports are based largely to motivate myself to keep informed and to adapt healthier ways of life. Due to the fact that I was somewhat overweight, and that my father and grandfather had both died at the age of 65, I felt extra precautions were necessary. Ironically, none […] [Read More]
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Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2010

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hose crafty creationists just won’t let up. Since they can’t get their way in the courts or state legislatures, their new tactic is to attack the curriculum itself, from science standards to textbooks, forcing teachers to teach science the creationist way. In Texas, for example, a creo-dominated board of education in 2009 successfully shoehorned creationist […] [Read More]
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Democrats May Not Be Hurt By Realignment

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Political Winners and Losers from 2010 Census Not as Obvious as Some Claim Donald Beachler, the coauthor of “Winning the White House, 2008,” says that Republican success in the 2010 midterm elections may actually blunt GOP prospects for further Congressional pickups in 2012. Because of Republican gains last November, they now hold many districts in […] [Read More]
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Best and Worst in Education of 2010

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Following is commentary by Richard Kahlenberg, a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation In 2010, the education world was dominated by discussions of which states would win the “Race to the Top” competition for federal money, and which students would win the lottery to attend a charter school in the highly-touted documentary, “Waiting for Superman.” […] [Read More]
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New Health Reform Benefits Going Into Effect on January 1

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Starting on January 1, a number of important new benefits will go into effect under the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress earlier this year. As the new year begins, insurance companies will have to abide by new requirements on how premium dollars are spent, Medicare enrollees will get free preventive care and access to […] [Read More]
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Joe Lieberman – Democratic candidate for Senate?

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Mr. L. apparently thinks one nod towards liberalism (DADT) in a sea of anti-gay marriage (DOMA), pro-Republican (McCain-Palin, McMahon) and other right-wing, war-mongering positions (Iran) is enough to qualify him for the Democratic nomination. Unfortunately, many inside the Beltway seem to be buying this. Here in Connecticut, however, the consensus is “no way in Hell.” […] [Read More]
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Social Security Key To Older Women

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Without Social Security, research indicates that about half of women age 65 and older would be living in poverty. With the program in place, the poverty rate for women falls to 12 percent. These facts — paired with recommended future courses of action — are presented in the latest installment of the Public Policy & […] [Read More]
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