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Monthly Archive for October, 2011

: October, 2011

Beyond Contempt

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
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New Report Highlights Need to Invest in Transportation

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
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Obama Should Be More Like Lincoln

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
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Climate Change IS Real And Polluters Are Lying About It

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
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America’s widest gap between rich and poor is in our neighborhood

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
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Republicans Attacking Each Other

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,
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Which Version Of The Future Do You Prefer?

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
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A Progressive Agenda

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
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One of the coolest things ever (politically speaking)

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):
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Corporate Tax Give-Aways For Jobs

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
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