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BEAT THE FARE HIKE AND TICKET CHANGES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 30TH

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Some ticketing rules changes are in store for Metro-North this week as well as a fare increase, at least for some passengers. Effective December 30th, New York riders on Metro-North will see up to 11% fare hikes. But those price increases will not affect Connecticut passengers though ticket rules changes will. But the CT Rail […] [Read More]
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Connecticut’s 12th Graders Score above the Nation in Reading

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Connecticut Seniors Show Solid Overall Performance in First State-Level High School NAEP, but Mathematics and Gaps Still a Concern Results from the first ever, state-level administration of the Grade 12 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that Connecticut’s students score above the nation in both reading and mathematics. Eleven states including Connecticut that participated […] [Read More]
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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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