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Friday, March 21, 2008

Five years


Five years, countless lives lost, and no end in sight.

That's the thought which comes to mind when I think about the war in Iraq and it's the overwhelming response I heard from people I talked to in my travels last night at the various anti-war vigils held across Connecticut.

Unlike years past when I attended the Connecticut Opposes the War rallies in Hartford (2006, 2007), for this anniversary, I decided to travel to smaller vigils in Connecticut and get a sense of what people are saying in their communities about our present situation in Iraq.

With thousands of lives lost, more proof that the war was based on fear and untruths, and the sense that conditions in this country are worse than when the war started, people I talked to had a great deal to say about the failures of the Bush administration as well as their desire that the next president has the wisdom to bring our troops home as quickly as possible.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama speech: A more perfect union

Text of speech.

Straight talk

The video tells the story...

Monday, March 17, 2008

House leaders "talk" about taxes on CT Newsmakers

House speaker Jim Amann and Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero made an appearance on CT Newsmakers on Sunday...unfortunately, when it comes to taxes, both politicians were all about talking and less about specifics.