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More Highlights From My Archaeology Blog

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Archaeologists Discover High Priest’s Bell? Archaeologists have discovered a rare gold bell with a small loop at its end. The finding was made during an archaeological excavation in the City of David National Park (near the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem)… The directors of the excavation… archaeologists Eli Shukron and Professor Ronny Reich […] [Read More]
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After 2011 Tax Reforms, Connecticut’s Wealthy Still Pay Smallest Share of Income in State and Local Taxes

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Despite recent efforts to make the Connecticut tax system fairer, the wealthiest 1% of our residents will still pay only half as much of their income in state and local taxes as the poor and middle class, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy. The state and local tax […] [Read More]
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Around The Connecticut Blogs

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A Public Defender I know it when I see it Finally, my favorite subject: pornography. Everyone has to have heard of Justice Potter Stewart’s words which form the title of this post, written in a concurrence in Jacobellis v. Ohio, on the issue of “obscene” videos. And almost no one knows what it means. After […] [Read More]
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The Best Interactive News Report I Have Ever Seen

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You have to go look at what the Washington Post has done about the debt ceiling crisis. It’s absolutely great! [Read More]
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Himes, DeLauro Call for Investigation into Metro North Emergency Procedures

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Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-4) this week called on Metro North to perform an official investigation into the events of Friday, July 22 when trains became inoperable during the afternoon commute and passengers were left stranded on sweltering trains with little information and no safe exit. The representatives are urging Metro North […] [Read More]
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New On My Blogs Today

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Hospice Care Research From Healing to Hospice: The Shift Toward a Good and Compassionate Death University at Buffalo School of Social Work Professor Deborah P. Waldrop has seen people die. Too often, their lives have ended in pain and despair, spending their final days in an alienating institutional environment, just another patient in an impersonal […] [Read More]
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School Vouchers Have Little Effect on Student Achievement

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According to Review of 10 Years of Voucher Research and Action A new report by the Center on Education Policy (CEP) that reviews a decade of voucher research finds no clear positive impact on student academic achievement and mixed outcomes overall for students who attend private schools using vouchers. CEP, one of the nation’s leading […] [Read More]
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Why Do Republicans Want To Destroy Our Economy?

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Harold Meyerson explains in the Washington Post: To elucidate the mysteries of Washington — in particular, why House Republicans, having compelled the Democrats to craft a Republican-in-all-but-name plan to get a deal on raising the debt ceiling, still don’t want a deal — we turn to the Fable of the Scorpion and the Frog. A […] [Read More]
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GE Is Holding $91 Billion in Cash

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and like most companies, won’t be hiring soon, according to the Wall Street Journal: Many companies, chastened by the turmoil in short-term credit markets after the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in 2008, were already holding more cash than usual. The prospect of trouble in the all-important market for Treasurys is only adding to […] [Read More]
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Blue Dog Democrats Do The Right Thing

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Even conservative Democrats understand how devastating Republican budget proposals are. Here’s one example: Representatives of the House Blue Dog Coalition recently issued a letter to President Obama urging preservation of home healthcare as discussions to reduce federal spending and strengthen the Medicare program continue. Specifically, the moderate Democrats encouraged the President to oppose a co-payment […] [Read More]
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