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Jonathan Kantrowitz

Fascinating Copyright Case

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Source: Artists Rights Society Kirby v. Goliath: Family of Comic-Book Icon Jack Kirby Seeks Supreme Court Intervention On September 29th, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear Kirby v. Marvel, an extraordinary copyright case with enormous implications for authors, artists and creators. Jack Kirby had a modest upbringing and no formal training, but his […] [Read More]
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Federal Food Program Puts Food on the Table, But Dietary Quality Could Be Improved

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Source: American Cancer Society A new American Cancer Society study suggests that participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the food stamp program, had lower dietary quality scores compared with income eligible non-participants. The authors say the findings emphasize the need to bolster programs aimed at enhancing the dietary quality of […] [Read More]
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Wealthiest older Americans worse off healthwise than poorest counterparts in other countries

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Source: American Friends of Tel Aviv University The Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” — was signed into law in 2010 and promised the largest overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the 1960s. Designed to provide medical care to uninsured Americans, it has been widely decried as an unwarranted intrusion into the affairs of private […] [Read More]
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My Latest Book – Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption

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Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption, Resveratrol, and Grape Seed Extract Edited By Jonathan D. Kantrowitz Published by Tsadek Press Copyright, Jonathan Kantrowitz 2014 8.5 x 11, 97 pages $10.95 2 Tsadek Press books $19.95 3 Tsadek Press books $24.95 Call 1-800-232–2224 to order a pdf of this title The evidence of the benefits to […] [Read More]
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Blogging Milestones

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I have just reached 3,000 posts on my blog Education Research Report! Here are the statistics on my most popular blogs Education Research Report 3,000 posts 355,386 page views Art History News 827 posts 333,286 page views Health News Report 2780 posts 321,379 page views Archaeology News Report 616 posts 110,980 page views and this […] [Read More]
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Strong measures to limit carbon emissions: hardly any negative effect on economic growth, and might actually lead to faster growth.

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Source: Paul Krugman A big study by a blue-ribbon international group, the New Climate Economy Project, and a working paper from the International Monetary Fund both claim that strong measures to limit carbon emissions would have hardly any negative effect on economic growth, and might actually lead to faster growth. This may sound too good […] [Read More]
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One in Seven Children in Poverty in Connecticut in 2013

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Source: Connecticut Voices for Children One in seven Connecticut children in families (14.3%) lived in poverty in 2013, a rate unchanged from 2012, but a substantial increase from a decade earlier (10.8% in 2003). Data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, as analyzed by Connecticut Voices for Children, detail the level of poverty and […] [Read More]
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Census: Poverty rate declines, but VERY slowly

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Source: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Today’s Census data provide fresh evidence that the economy strengthened in 2013, but too slowly to improve the living standards of many middle- and low-income Americans. Median household income did not rise significantly and remained 8.0 percent (or $4,497) below its level in 2007, before the Great […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance Statement on Jane Doe

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Jane Doe’s running away this morning from Department of Children and Families custody was not surprising. Jane, a transgender girl who is being held in isolation at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School, a boys’ prison, allegedly ran away when she was taken outside CJTS for treatment. For the past seven months, Jane has been either […] [Read More]
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New Census data: uninsured rate stable between 2012 and 2013 in Connecticut

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Source: Connecticut Voices for Children Improvements anticipated due to expanded access in 2014 The uninsured rate remained unchanged in Connecticut in 2013, compared to 2012 rates, according to newly-released Census data from the American Community Survey. Connecticut Voices for Children, a research-based policy think tank, anticipates that the uninsured rate will improve in 2014 as […] [Read More]
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