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You Voted For It

Apparently in the recently-passed state budget, there is some bad news for the medical community. Not only will Medicaid reimbursements be pared even further (right now those payments are around 50 cents to the dollar), […]


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This Is Cute

Now this is cute. Actually, I admire their dedication. And privilege, seeing as how tuition at the University of Chicago is 60 thousand per year. And be sure to scroll down four or five posts […]


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The State Budget and “The War On Women”

With just two days remaining in this year’s legislative session, Connecticut’s cutting-edge experiment in “voter assisted suicide” may have hit a speed bump. It seems that a sizeable number of residents are somewhat perturbed by […]



“Get Off My Lawn”

I’m in “you kids get off my lawn” mode today. Here’s why. First according to the United Nations, what does Israel most closely resemble? Boko Haram, of course. But you know who more closely resembles […]


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Too Many Choices

Among the gems voiced by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during his bid for the Democratic nomination for President was that due to the proliferation of deodorant brands, and choices of sneakers available to consumers, children […]



Some Reading Assignments

Greetings. Today, some reading assignments. First, a piece from Alicia Colon on “Women’s Liberation”. For years, I was an avid reader of the National Lampoon (is it still around?). One theory put forth back in […]


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Welcome Back

Welcome back. Hope your Memorial Day, which by the way, wasn’t a federal holiday until 1971, was fun and yes- meaningful. Just a few items this morning. First, a look back to the worst decade […]


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“If It Bleeds, It Leads”

If you’re thinking of becoming a television news director, you must follow two rules: 1) If it bleeds, it leads. 2) Warn viewers that failing to watch the 11pm news may result in a painful […]


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Things Are Tough All Over

Things are tough all over. The workforce participation rate is close to lows set in the 70’s, and those who do make their way back to work often that the pay rates and hours worked […]