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The election of Greenwich plutocrat Ned Lamont marks a watershed in Connecticut’s history as he is pursuing policies that ensure that the rich remain in Fairfield County, the poor stay invisible while sequestered in the inner cities, and the middle class heads for the door. Let’s look at what at what he is proposing:
As the plan to consolidate Connecticut’s public colleges moves forward, there is one thing the Board of Regents must do: take some remedial history courses. Their “Students First” scheme (so named without apparent irony) has no intention of canceling student debt or cutting the ever rising costs of college, which have increased over 1,000% since I attended the University of Connecticut. Our state’s history points to a better approach, based on the tradition, purpose, and vision of free and equal education access, promised to all American since the Founders. This approach was known as the Federal College.
As someone who quite enjoys empowering people to think critically, I have found this quote by Soren Kierkegaard to be ever the more relevant as I consider the absurdly discriminatory and restrictive policies that seek to punish pregnancy resource centers for not providing abortions: “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
Even though we are about to enter the summer months, ensuring that New England is prepared for the cold months down the road with enough energy reliability is sound energy policy and the role of ISO-New England, the energy grid operator for the region. It is not surprising that ISO recently proposed creating a new compensation mechanism for resources to ensure winter energy security. What is surprising, though, is the way they’ve chosen to do it.
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