Category: News

A variety of news topics of interest to progressive thinkers in Connecticut

A Modest Proposal — Expand Medicare to Fix ACA

Larson, Courtney: Fix ACA by letting 50 to 64-year-olds join Medicare U.S. Reps. John Larson and Joe Courtney – CT Viewpoints in CT Mirror After passing the eight-year mark since passing the Affordable Care Act, nonpartisan data from sources such…

Stress at work — Study Proves the Obvious

Study shows many in U.S. face a ‘pressured and hectic’ workplace Aug 20, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard…

Racism from the Right and Trump Fosters Violence — Condemned in CT

Residents, Officials Respond To Virginia Unrest Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. (Jessica Hill / AP) —Bill Leukhardt Contact Reporter — Hartford Courant — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other political leaders condemned the deadly attack Saturday on counterprotestors at “Unite The Right” white nationalist…

Did You Get Lyme Disease? One CT Did

Warm winter credited with explosion of Lyme ticks –By Ken Dixon, August 9, 2017 — CT Post —  Photo: James Gathany / Associated Press This undated photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a blacklegged tick –…

Trump EPA Can Be Beat — Trump Pruitt Lose

UNDER PRESSURE, PRUITT AND TRUMP BUCKLE, WITHDRAW ATTACKS ON SAFEGUARDS AGAINST SMOG POLLUTION Implementation of the 2015 smog pollution standard is a victory for science and public health Thursday, August 3, 2017 Contact: Brian Willis: 202.675.2386, Brian.Willis@sierraclub.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late…

Hello CT — Look What Rhode Island Did! – Free Community College

Rhode Island just made community college free by Katie Lobosco  — August 4, 2017– Money.cnn.com — Rhode Island just became the fourth state in the nation to make community college free, following examples in New York, Oregon and Tennessee. The Promise Scholarship will cover…