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Rally for Paid Sick Days at McDonald’s Bridgeport

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Holding signs with slogans like “No Boogers In My Burgers” and “No Coughing in our Coffee,” the EverybodyBenefits.org campaign for paid sick days legislation held a rally outside McDonald’s at 1900 Fairfield Ave in Bridgeport to highlight the need for paid sick days legislation to protect both the public health and low wage workers. “McDonald’s […] [Read More]
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Fed Foolishly Fearful of Inflation, Couldn’t Care Less About Unemployment

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Paul Krugman (and I) have been saying this for a long time – it’s nice that someone else at the NY Times has chimed in: As Economy Sputters, a Timid Fed Whenever officials at the Federal Reserve confront a big decision, they have to weigh two competing risks. Are they doing too much to speed […] [Read More]
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Immelt Must GO

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From Progressives United: General Electric, America’s largest corporation, made $14,200,000,000 in profits in 2010 and paid $0 in taxes — that’s right, zero dollars in taxes. At the same time, C.E.O. Jeffrey Immelt saw his compensation double. Now GE is expected to ask 15,000 of their unionized workers to make major concessions in wages and […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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This is driving me nuts. After my last report I went out and bought a lot of pecans. Now I have to go out and buy walnuts: 1. Walnuts are top nut for heart-healthy antioxidants “Walnuts rank above peanuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios and other nuts,” said Joe Vinson, Ph.D., who did the analysis. “A handful […] [Read More]
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The right way to fix Social Security

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The right way to fix Social Security by Ezra Klein: Social Security is the last place in the federal government we should look for cuts. It’s a lean, efficient program that, if anything, is too spartan. In 2009, the average monthly benefit was slightly more than $1,000 — hardly lavish. That makes it one of […] [Read More]
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Progressives Fight Back In Wisconsin

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Rudy Giuliani Only One of 11 Possible Republican Candidates Who Could Beat President Obama

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This is very good news coming from The Harris Poll, especially since RG hasn’t a prayer of getting the Republican nomination. Among all adults, assuming these candidates were in the Republican primary election, 10% would each vote for Mitt Romney and Donald Trump, while just under that would vote for Mike Huckabee (8%), Rudy Giuliani […] [Read More]
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Congressional Inaction On Long-Term Highway & Transit Bill Puts 31,217 Connecticut Jobs At Risk

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The failure to pass overdue legislation that provides multi-year federal aid to state highway and transit programs jeopardizes 31,217 jobs in Connecticut, according to new research. These employees earn a total annual payroll of $1.7 billion and contribute an estimated $139.2 million in state and federal payroll tax revenue. This employment includes the equivalent of […] [Read More]
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Republicans Don’t Like Public Schools, Muslims

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RIght Wing Attacks: Public Schools! “Just call them what they are,” Santorum said. “Public schools? That’s a nice way of putting it. These are government-run schools.” He’s not alone. Several other Republicans considering presidential runs blasted public schools at a home-schooling rally in Iowa. Texas Congressman Ron Paul told the crowd government wants “absolute control” […] [Read More]
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Obama’s War on Schools

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Education in the U.S. is a mess. No Child Left Behind had noble goals, but in practice, hasn’t been a great success. It’s been good that more emphasis has been placed on making sure students learn to read an do math at grade appropriate levels, but the process of assigning blame for failures to do […] [Read More]
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