Author Archives: pystew

About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.

Executive Orders, Immigration, & Republican Rhetoric

The President of the United States in the leader of the Executive branch of our government. Although the Legislative branch authorizes the activities of the agencies and departments, it is the President’s responsibility to give them direction and guidance. This is … Continue reading

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Republicans Love the SAFE Act and Really Do Not Want it Repealed!

“People react to fear, not love.” —Richard M. Nixon Remember the Safe Act? From the day the SAFE Act was passed  New York State Republicans realized it was a great gift from Governor Cuomo. They quickly seized the opportunity to use … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed Eyes GOP Policy Committee Chair

The following is a summary of the three articles linked after the article. Rep. Tom Reed is one of three House Republican running to be Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee. The Chairman will be selected by a secret … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed Forces His Values Onto His Constituents

Joanne Cipolla-Dennis of Freeville, New York, a friend of the New NY 23rd, wrote the following article. It was originally published as a letter in the  Ithaca.Com on November 8. We published it with Joanne’s permission. As a responsible American I … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Tuesday’s Election

The following was written by Ann Sullivan of Tompkins County. Ann volunteered for the Robertson Campaign and is a friend of the New NY 23rd. I will not put lipstick on this pig of an election for Democrats. We took a beating. Republicans … Continue reading

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Consider INTEGRITY When Voting!

This article was written  by Marcia Westling Johnson, a friend of the New NY 23rd, and is published with her permission. When trying to decide who to vote for, one of the things to consider, is the candidate a person with … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Votes on Veteran Issues

The following was written as a letter to the editor of the Dunkirk Observer by Robert Kestler, U.S. Air Force and Army Reserves (Veteran), Silver Creek, NY. I recently received an e-mail that stated that Congressman Thomas Reed claims that Martha Robertson … Continue reading

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