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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.

Conservative to Reed: Why did we vote for you?

Rep. Tom Reed’s second town hall meeting on Saturday, December 12 was in Stanley, Town of Seneca (Ontario County). A relatively small crowd, about 20 to 25, came to listen/talk to our congressman. We had the regular routine of the Pledge … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead: 2016 Senate Races

Before the 2014 Senate elections we were warned that the Democrats would have a difficult time keeping a majority in the Senate. The Democrats had 21 seats to defend; the Republicans had 14. These senators were last elected in 2008 … Continue reading

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EPA’s Science Advisory Board and HR 1422

The is the second in a series of articles about the Environmental Protection Agency. The first one detailed the EPA’s beginnings and goals. The Environment Protection Agency’s role is to protect human life and the environment by writing and enforcing … Continue reading

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EPA Protects Human Health & The Environment

William Hungerford, in his recent article “Three Bad Bills“, reported on the House actions which seem to weaken the EPA. With that in mind, this is the first article in a series which examines the EPA and it’s role in our … Continue reading

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Bush and Reagan on illegal immigrants, 1980

Originally posted on Phil Ebersole's Blog:
During the 1980 Republican Presidential primary campaign in Texas, George H.W. Bush said the children of unauthorized immigrants should have the right to attend public schools, and Ronald Reagan advocated an open border…

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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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