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Oz Griebel Banks On The Center

by Paul Bass | Feb 16, 2018 12:59 pm

Paul Bass PhotoA Democrat can plausibly run for governor in 2018 seeking to ban bump stocks and “ghost guns,” continue pro-immigrant “sanctuary” policies, and institute highway tolls.

A Republican can plausibly run for governor in 2018 calling for reopening a union concessions deal and opposing a minimum wage hike, taxpayer-funded campaign financing, or higher taxes on the rich.

Richard Nelson “Oz” Griebel is running for governor in 2018 doing all the above — as neither a Democrat nor a Republican.

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Amputees Organize

by Paul Bass | Feb 6, 2018 1:24 pm

Paul Bass PhotoBrenda Novak and Herb Kolodny were lucky: They got insurance coverage for their new limbs. Now they’re working on ensuring that other people who lose arms and legs have the same opportunity to restart their lives in full rather than be confined to wheelchairs.

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Opioid Myths Busted

by Paul Bass | Jan 26, 2018 1:30 pm | Comments (7)

Paul Bass PhotoShut down detox centers. Get people bed rest. And methadone.

Those might not sound like the most popular ideas for dealing with the growing opioid crisis.

Two experts who have studied the crisis in depth, as part of seeking solutions, argue that those ideas will work better than what society is doing now.

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How Jennifer Wells-Jackson Emerged From Plato’s Cave

by Paul Bass | Jan 26, 2018 12:45 pm | Comments (1)

Paul Bass PhotoListen to Jennifer Wells-Jackson tell the story of Plato’s cave, and you’ll understand why she devotes her days to reading to New Haven schoolchildren.

You may also be inspired to volunteer an hour this coming week along with others to pick up a book in a public school classroom as part of New Haven’s version of World Read Aloud Day.

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