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New U.S. Food-Safety Measure Balances Interests of Consumers and Manufacturers

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, expected to be signed into law shortly by President Barack Obama, will set the bar higher for food manufacturers, processors and importers, as well as retailers

Flawed EPA Analysis Blocks Tougher Coal Ash Rule Overstates Value of Coal Ash Recycling By More Than 20 Times

Government’s Own Data Directly Undercuts Grossly Inflated EPA Estimate of Coal Ash Recycling Benefits; OMB’s Effort to Derail EPA Rulemaking Is Based on Numbers that Do Not Add Up Two years after the

The Best and Worst of 2010: The World

— by Jeffrey Laurenti, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation. The advent of a new year draws me back to Century’s blog to offer my idiosyncratic picks on the most important developments worldwide

BEAT THE FARE HIKE AND TICKET CHANGES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 30TH

Some ticketing rules changes are in store for Metro-North this week as well as a fare increase, at least for some passengers. Effective December 30th, New York riders on Metro-North will see up to 11%

Connecticut’s 12th Graders Score above the Nation in Reading

Connecticut Seniors Show Solid Overall Performance in First State-Level High School NAEP, but Mathematics and Gaps Still a Concern Results from the first ever, state-level administration of the Grade

This Year’s Six Worst Deficit-Reduction Ideas

Following is commentary by Greg Anrig, vice president for policy and programs at The Century Foundation and author of “The Conservatives Have No Clothes: Why Right-Wing Ideas Keep Failing” (John Wiley

Lest We Forget

Joe Lieberman’s speech at the Republican National Convention:

5 Post-Election Achievements You Should Know About

1. Overturned Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  This was the right thing to do for our military, and it was the right thing to do for our country. No longer will thousands of patriotic