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Connecticut Education Association Endorses Chris Murphy for Senate

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The Connecticut Education Association (CEA) announced their support for Chris Murphy today. The CEA has a membership of over 41,000 K-12 teachers in Connecticut public schools as well as retired teachers and college students preparing to become teachers. “Chris understands the need to ensure all children have access to a high-quality education, so that our […] [Read More]
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Romney vs. Reality

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By Pat Garofalo at ThinkProgress ROMNEY: “Marginal income tax rates and tax rates on savings and investment must be kept low. Further, taxes on interest, dividends and capital gains for middle-income taxpayers should be eliminated.” REALITY: Taxes are the lowest they’ve been in 60 years, far lower than under several Republican presidents. Taxes on dividends […] [Read More]
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Unfairly Abusing Rosa DeLauro

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By Jon Pelto, from Wait What: The award for political pandering clearly belongs to one person and one person alone. Connecticut’s Republican State Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. who ran and lost to Congressman Rosa DeLauro in 2010 has proven, without a doubt, that nothing should ever stand in the way of political pandering. DeLauro was […] [Read More]
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“ALEC” EXPOSED!

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Democracy for America – Fairfield County Presents: Democratic State Representative Matt Lesser “ALEC” EXPOSED! Wednesday September 7th, 7 PM- Silver Star Diner in Norwalk (Exit 14 off I-95) You may never have heard of it, but Middletown’s Democratic State Representative Matt Lesser knows exactly how much power “ALEC” holds in State Legislatures nationwide. “ALEC” is […] [Read More]
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Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult

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Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult, an absolutely must-read essay by Mike Lofgren. Mike Lofgren retired on June 17 after 28 years as a Congressional staffer. He served 16 years as a professional staff member on the Republican side of both the House and Senate Budget Committees. (I’m […] [Read More]
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Fools or Knaves Redux: Deregulation

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In yesterday’s post I argued, with the assistance of Robert Reich, that the Republicans are either fools or knaves, or possibly both, for fighting any efforts to reduce joblessness through increased government spending. BUT THE Republicans do have a “program” to reduce joblessness. They argue that deregulation will do the job. This of course is […] [Read More]
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Republicans – Knaves or Fools?

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Robert Reich: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports today no jobs were created in August. Zero. Nada… In reality, worse than zero. We need 125,000 a month merely to keep up with population growth. So the hole continues to deepen. Since this Depression began at the end of 2007, America’s potential labor force – working-age […] [Read More]
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White House decides to delay new ozone standard

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Today, the White House issued a press release stating they would not move to issue a final standard on ozone pollution. The American Thoracic strongly condemns this decision. “This is not change we believe in,” said ATS President-Elect Monica Kraft, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center at Duke […] [Read More]
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