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Beyond Contempt

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Our wonderful outgoing Senator (from ThinkProgress): Last night, the Senate voted on one piece of President Obama’s jobs bill — $35 billion in funding for states to protect the jobs of teachers and first responders who might be laid off due to budget constraints. The measure failed to overcome a filibuster by a 50-50 vote. […] [Read More]
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New Report Highlights Need to Invest in Transportation

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Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) has called attention to a report from Transportation for America that highlights the growing dangers and opportunities associated with Connecticut’s aging transportation infrastructure. The report found that over one million cars pass over defunct bridges in Southwest Connecticut every day. Rebuilding these bridges would make automobile traffic safer and create jobs. […] [Read More]
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Obama Should Be More Like Lincoln

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Great analysis from E.J. Dionne Jr. of the Washington Post: …The agitation of Occupy Wall Street begun to change the context of our discussion. Politicians and commentators who had been silent about economic inequality and the excesses of the financial sector are finally facing up to economic injustice and the irresponsibility of the financial elites. […] [Read More]
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Climate Change IS Real And Polluters Are Lying About It

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Some excerpts from this wonderful speech (from ThinkProgress Green): …Here in Washington we feel the dark hand of the polluters tapping so many shoulders. And where there is power and money behind that dark hand, therefore, a lot of attention is paid to that little tap on the shoulder. What we overlook is that nature […] [Read More]
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America’s widest gap between rich and poor is in our neighborhood

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It’s petty evident to anyone who travels from the inner city to the rivher suburbs, but this really brings it home: From The Business Journals, by G. Scott Thomas: Nowhere in America is the gap between haves and have-nots wider than in the Bridgeport-Stamford area of Connecticut. Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau […] [Read More]
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Republicans Attacking Each Other

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As much as I love Republicans attacking each other, this Perry attack of Romney is so incredible that, once again, I can’t help but feel sorry for the catcher, Mitt: Yes, as ThinkProgress puts it, Romney’s being attacked: “…for supporting the shut-down of an old coal plant responsible for dozens of premature deaths and more […] [Read More]
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Which Version Of The Future Do You Prefer?

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Rick Perry: We can create hundreds of thousands of jobs and increase our oil output by 25 percent if we fully develop oil and gas shale formations in the Northeast, mountain West and Southwest. I also support drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain (ANWR), offshore expansion in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, […] [Read More]
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A Progressive Agenda

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Immigration reform, woman’s rights, racial equality, criminal justice reform and other social issues are not addressed, but this is a fairly complete list of what we need in America from a financial standpoint from Robert Reich: …The biggest thing the President has proposed is a plan to create 2 million jobs. But that’s not nearly […] [Read More]
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One of the coolest things ever (politically speaking)

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Where Chris Murphy’s contributions have come from: This is even cooler because you can actually see what neighborhoods his contributions have come from (use cursor, click on locale): http://murphy.3cdn.net/1e9a1592378925ba00_1ym6y7wlt.jpg [Read More]
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Corporate Tax Give-Aways For Jobs

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Corporate tax give-aways for jobs don’t always work, and even when they do, they are far too expensive. Connecticut’s Working Families Party has been protesting against these give-aways. Their next protest is scheduled for this Wednesday, at noon , at the headquarters of Diageo in Norwalk CT, “because Diageo took public money but left Connecticut […] [Read More]
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