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Monthly Archive for July, 2011

: July, 2011

What It Means To Be an Anti-War Legislator From CT

Press Release From Rosa DeLauro: DELAURO VOTES TO SUPPORT TROOPS, BRING THEM HOME Defense Appropriations bill also includes Sikorsky and Pratt contracts Washington, DC— Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Good News, Bad News

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2011 Good news: The adolescent birth rate declined for the second consecutive year, preterm births declined for the third consecutive year,

More on Unemployment Is Tragic

Here’s a summary of the tragic effects of unemployment from Dylan Matthews (click on this link for full details and links!) Obviously, the immediate effects of high unemployment are terrible. As a Pew

Unemployment Is Tragic, Failure To Act Is A Disgrace

The Bureau of Labor Statistics latest report: The number of unemployed persons (14.1 million) and the unemployment rate (9.2 percent) were essentially unchanged over the month. Since March, the number

Romney Denies Saying What He Said

And ignores the facts of job growth under Obama (and the fact that stimulus failed to do even better because it wasn’t large enough – due in large part to Republican opposition to it)

Donovan Raises More Than $230,000 in Partial Fundraising Quarter

Next week, Democratic candidate for the 5th congressional district seat Chris Donovan will file a report showing that he has raised more than $230,000 in the second quarter of 2011. Since officially

Gender Disparity in Jobs Recovery

In Sluggish Economic Recovery, Women Fare Worse than Men A new report from the Pew Research Center, “In Two Years of Economic Recovery, Women Lost Jobs, Men Found Them,” highlights gender disparities

Medicaid increases use of health care, decreases financial strain, improves health

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and Providence Health & Services have found that

Candidates gain votes by taking a “green” position on climate change

Candidates gain votes by taking a “green” position on climate change — endorsing the existence of warming, human causation, and the need for taking action to address it, according to a new study of

What Failure To Raise The Debt Limit Really Means

An analysis released by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) confirms that at some point in early August, unless the debt ceiling is raised, the federal government will be unable to meet all of its