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 …

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NOV 7: Municipal Election Day in CT

Check out CT News Junkie's Voter Guide to learn more about which seats are up for grabs in your town, and who is running for them. And be sure to spread the word and make sure your friends and family show up on election day.

Interstate Health Insurance Sales: Myth vs. Reality

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and The Center for Insurance Policy and Research weigh in on the idea of selling health insurance policies across state lines. Check out what these organizations have to say: Some have suggested that allowing interstate sales of health insurance policies will make coverage more affordable and available. In reality, …

Puerto Rico Needs Our Help

We know that disaster relief is a bit outside of our purview. But when our fellow citizens are in need, it's our responsibility to help them. Here are some suggestions on how to do that. Sign the Petition  The Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act 1920, 46 U.S.C. § 883) prevents foreign ships from carrying cargo between …

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 …

How to Fight for the Paris Climate Agreement

Worried about Climate Change? We are too. With Earth Day approaching it seems like a good time to let your voice be heard on this subject. Trump and his team will be deciding in May whether or not to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. The the aim of which is: to hold the increase …

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 …