Net Neutrality: Why It Matters & What You Can Do

The FCC has announced its plans to roll back Net Neutrality. If you can read this post right now, this issue impacts you. And to add insult to injury, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is hoping you won't notice while you're busy with Thanksgiving travel. But I'll let John Oliver explain: Here are a few key …

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Tax Reform, Housing Policy, & Race

You're probably hearing a lot about tax reform right now. You're hearing about tax cuts for the middle class from the GOP, and if you're paying enough attention, you're also hearing about some changes to the tax code that will cancel those out. For our purposes, we'll be talking specifically about the implications of the …

Recommended Listening

We all know that "history is written by the victors," which, more often than not, means it becomes so skewed as to become unrecognizable. The internet changed that--or at least it has the potential to. Lately, I'm finding that podcasts are a wonderful way to revisit little known historical stories, and go in-depth on topical …

IndivisibleCT Announces Fundraising Concert

“Songs of Despair and Hope” comes to Infinity Hall in Hartford IndivisibleCT, a local chapter of the national grassroots movement, is announcing its first major event—a fundraising concert at Infinity Hall in Hartford on June 11, 2017. “Songs of Despair and Hope” will feature local musicians, and protest music from across time and cultures. “The …

Mothers United Against Violence: A March for Peace

If you were driving through Hartford this morning--Saturday, April 8--between 10 and 11 a.m., you may have found yourself waiting at a traffic light while a small but dedicated group of marchers passed through the streets. Led by a group of mothers who have lost children to violence, they carried simple white crosses, each baring …

Red America, Blue America, & the Electoral College

In the wake of the 2016 Presidential election, Americans heard a lot about the Electoral College. Many people learned about it for the first time--or at least since the first time since they forgot what they learned during the 2000 election--and opinions ran high on all sides. Many liberals insisted it was undemocratic (but also held …