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Is Owning A Home A “Fetish”?

A Washington Post columnist makes a case today against the American Dream of home ownership. Catherine Rampell, in so many words asserts that owning a home is “a fetish”. Kinky!

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Earth Day Events

I Won’t Be Celebrating Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, but I won’t be celebrating, preferring to observe V.I. Lenin’s birthday instead. Critics claim the two observances are inter-related, but I’ll leave it to others to plot the similarities. I just prefer to be contrary.


Joshua Komisarjevsky's defense attorneys sought the removal of newspaper boxes located outside New Haven Superior Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Some Monday Morning Headlines

Some Monday morning headlines, since we were all buried in ham slices over the weekend, with the exception of those who observe Passover, in which case “porkage” is not an issue.



You Can Only Stay Mad For So Long, Right?

Rep. Larson wants to increase Congressional terms to 4 years because of the pressure of fund-raising. He points out that right after the initiation ceremony, new members start raising money for the next cycle, and that detracts them from their true job. Larson may have a point.


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“It’s Time To Put America Back To Work”

With a record number of us out of the workforce, something has to be done. Obama rolled up his sleeves (literally!) and announced another jobs program, which would bring the total number created during his term in office to a baker’s dozen.


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It Might Be Worth It To Get Involved

A lot of us feel and increasing disconnect between the governing class and regular folks like us. What’s the point, after all? But as we learned in civics, that’s a bad thing.



It Shouldn’t Come As A Surprise…

It saddens me to learn that a growing number of students are being deprived of the daily highlight that is school lunch.


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Sad, Really

Those who remain interested in politics are not even considering running for public office. Nope- if they’re going to stay in politics, they’ll be consultants, or lobbyists.


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Profiles In Courage

As you know, I tend to be less than enthusiastic about the state legislature. But at times, there are pleasant surprises, so a “Profiles in Courage” award to House Speaker Brendan Sharkey.


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Driving In This Morning

I heard John Silva report this morning on the investigation scandalizing the UConn campus. It seems the Associate Director of community standards is looking into allegations of hazing committed by members of the Delta Zeta sorority.