For 2014, A More Tolerant, Empathic World

For 2014, I wish everyone a world free of intolerance. I hope for an end to mysogynist, classist, and potentially racist intolerant tripe, like that sputtered forth weekly by Chris Powell, the managing editor of the Manchester Journal-Inquirer regularly.  This...
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America’s Cruel Judicial System

Why the court system in the United States is an anachronistic cruelty sometimes: Example 1: A welder cutting an underground gas tank with a torch perishes in a terrible explosion. The entity buying his labor should now pay his widow...
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HOORAY! We are live!

Sorry for the month long disruption in blogging and webposts. The 40-Year Plan is committed to publishing, but sometimes, lousy internet service providers and the law business get in the way. Thanks for your patience, and we look forward to...
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Have no fear for atomic energy? I do.

I wish I could write another column about wishes like I did last week. Instead, I find myself straying from positive local visions, even after such a thrilling bicycle and Envisionfest weekend in Hartford. Instead, I find myself reading up...
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1,200 Words Worth of Wishes

1,200 Words Worth of Wishes
I wish … • The Hartford Courant would begin hiring reporters like the Orange County Register did this year. The OC Register bucked the trend, and instead of laying off, the OC Register brought in reporters, who began digging up...
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State Rep. Minnie Gonzalez Must Resign

State representative Minnie Gonzalez must resign before the Connecticut General Assembly starts it 2014 session. She should not appeal her political death sentence, meted out by the Connecticut Appellate Court on September 10, 2013 The people of the third legislative...
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Interactions with Electeds on Syria

Interactions with Electeds on Syria
Congressman John Larson, Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7 p.m., Founders Hall, Northwest Community College, Winsted, CT Under the pressure of Ralph Nader, Congressman Larson holds a forum on the minimum wage, the Affordable Care Act and proposed Syrian intervention. About...
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