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The CBO Punching Bag

By Harold Pollack, a fellow at The Century and the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago. – – – – At the moment, Republicans are deeply unhappy

Joe Lieberman – A Profile in Courage?

Alvin Felzenberg thinks so, as he discusses at length in an op-ed in yesterday’s CT Post. And I suppose he’s right. It does take a certain amount of courage to: 1. lie to your constituents: “No one

Beware The Military-Industrial Complex

50 years later, President Dwight Eisenhower’s warning in his farewell address still rings true:

National Archives Discovers Date Change, Altering Lincoln Pardon to April 14, 1865

This is particularly interesting to me because my birthday is April 14 – 80 years to the day after Lincoln was shot. Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today that Thomas Lowry,

Charter schools undermine the state’s own policy goals on racial and ethnic isolation

The following is an excerpt from Jon Pelto’s wonderful new blog, Wait What Complete post …A review of the data reveals that Connecticut’s charter schools are even more racially and ethnically

Ban High-Capacity Ammo Magazines

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) co-sponsored legislation last week that would restore the prohibition on high-capacity gun magazines, such as those used in the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona. The

Overheated claims about state and local budget problems are inaccurate and dangerous

A spate of recent articles regarding the fiscal situation of states and localities have created the misguided impression that drastic and immediate measures are needed to avoid an imminent fiscal

Significant savings can be achieved if Connecticut abandons its current pharmacy carve-out

A study sponsored by Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) released today by The Lewin Group finds large-scale savings can be achieved if Connecticut and 12 other states abandoned their current