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The Two Leading Republicans Go Into Hiding

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Do they think that it will be any easier if they win the nomination, or Heaven forbid, actually become President? From AP: Cain, however, said he plans to “dial back” his campaign and media appearances in order to avoid missteps. Since climbing in the polls, he has had a series of fumbles, forcing him to […] [Read More]
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“It doesn’t get any more immoral than this”

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by Thomas L. Friedman in The New York Times (emphasis added) …Citigroup had to pay a $285 million fine to settle a case in which, with one hand, Citibank sold a package of toxic mortgage-backed securities to unsuspecting customers — securities that it knew were likely to go bust — and, with the other hand, […] [Read More]
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Social Security Is In Fine Shape

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It’s OK for the next 30 years, and will be fine even longer if we simply remove the salary cap on payroll taxes. But the Washington Post doesn’t want you to know that: Washington Post Discards All Journalistic Standards In Attack on Social Security by Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy […] [Read More]
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More Restaurant Listings – Perfect For Bookmarking

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I have posted comprehensive restaurant listings with links for several new communities: # Bethel Restaurants # Brookfield Restaurants # Monroe Restaurants # Danbury Restaurants I have moved to A NEW PLACE, and updated, with many new listings and links, the comprehensive restaurant listings for: * New Haven Restaurants * Milford Restaurants In addition, I have […] [Read More]
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Jon’s Health Tips – Latest Health Research

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Wow – it’s been a busy three weeks health news wise – so I will use a short-hand approach to much of this report (click on links for details): Things I do that are good for me: Regular aspirin intake halves hereditary cancer risk Strawberries Protect the Stomach from Alcohol Exercise Eases Arthritis Diet lower […] [Read More]
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Progress?

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From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: The new deficit-reduction plan from a majority of Democrats on the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the “supercommittee”) marks a dramatic departure from traditional Democratic positions — and actually stands well to the right of plans by the co-chairs of the bipartisan Bowles-Simpson commission and […] [Read More]
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United Nations Report: World Population Tops 7 Billion

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In five days, world population is projected to reach 7 billion. How we respond now will determine whether we have a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future or one that is marked by inequalities, environmental decline and economic setbacks, according to The State of World Population 2011 report, published Oct. 26 by UNFPA, the United Nations […] [Read More]
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Where Have You Gone, Governor Romney?

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I’ve been inclined to give Mitt Romney the benefit of the doubt as he runs for President. I have argued that he is jsut doing what is necessary to win his crazy party’s nomination, but will revert to the same general common sense he displayed as governor of Massachusetts. The problem with this is people […] [Read More]
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GOV. MALLOY, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS LAUD BIPARTISAN JOBS PACKAGE

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Jobs Bill “I’ve spoken a lot about reinventing Connecticut, and I think Democrats and Republicans working together is one illustration of that reinvention,” said Governor Malloy. “How often do you see this happening in Washington? Putting people back to work and making Connecticut more business-friendly aren’t goals owned by any one party, and they aren’t […] [Read More]
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America Is NOT an Upwardly Mobile Society

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Paul Ryan thinks it is: “We are an upwardly mobile society with a lot of income movement between income groups. Telling Americans that they’re stuck in their current station in life, that they’re a victim of circumstances beyond their control, and that the government’s role is to help them cope with it — that’s not […] [Read More]
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