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Monthly Archive for December, 2011

: December, 2011

Happy New Year?

Things are bad: From Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.: ,,,The unemployment rate for the year is likely to average above 9.0 percent. The

Live and Let Live – The “War Against Christmas”

I don’t celebrate Christmas. And I believe strongly in the Constitution – and separation of church and state. But I haven’t declared war on Christmas. I have no problem with “Merry Christmas.” Those

No More Land of Opportunity

From Esquire: There are some truths so hard to face, so ugly and so at odds with how we imagine the world should be, that nobody can accept them. Here’s one: It is obvious that a class system has

Protecting American families from power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution like arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, the first national standards to protect American families from power plant emissions of mercury and

Working Families Party Endorses Donovan for Congress

The Connecticut Working Families Party has endorsed Chris Donovan for Congress. WFP leaders lauded Donovan’s career fighting for Connecticut’s working class and middle class families, and specifically

Progress Report on CT Early Care and Education Says Poor Coordination and Inadequate Funding Limit Access

Connecticut Early Care and Education Progress Report, 2011 Appendix Following Connecticut’s loss in the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge funding competition and the Governor’s call this week

Perry Attacks Mitt, Newt

Hang in there, Rick!

US Department of Justice Denounces East Haven Police Department for Widespread Abuse and Harassment of Latinos

Community Leaders React Leaders of the Catholic and Latino communities reacted today to a U.S. Department of Justice report, which denounced the East Haven Police Department for engaging in a pattern


Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has been in politics for some time and about whom people have strong opinions.  Among all Americans, more than two in five dislike Newt Gingrich as a

Child care providers serving thousands of Connecticut families have overwhelmingly chosen to join a union

The American Arbitration Association, a nationally recognized neutral party, reported that home-based providers voted 1,603 to 88 for representation by CSEA/SEIU Local 2001. Connecticut’s in-home