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.

Gun Violence: More than the Mentally Ill

Last week two local columnists in two local newspapers, the Finger Lakes Times and the Dundee Observer, discussed our “Gun Control” problem. They both pointed to Mental Health reform as a remedy to our county’s gun violence. The Finger Lakes Times … Continue reading

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John Plumb on TPP

Reed’s Past Support for Unfair Trade Deal Troubling for the Southern Tier’s Businesses and Working Families The following is a Press Release from John Plumb, candidate for Congress to represent the NY 23rd Congressional District. This Blog has  had many articles … Continue reading

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NYS Presidential Primary Info

Mark you calendar: The New York State Presidential Primaries will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. You need to be registered in party in order to vote in that party’s primary. If you are not presently registered, or you wish to change your … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed and the Planned Parenthood Investigation

In June at his Big Flats Town Hall Meeting Rep. Tom Reed promised the crowd that he would “stand with the funding for Planned Parenthood.” (Ithaca Voice–which has a link to the audio recording of his complete quote.) Fast-forward to  September 18, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Message

The article was submitted by Cath Kestler, OFA (Organizing For Action) Chautauqua County Director and a resident of Silver Creek. Leave behind the self-interest that hardens your heart, overcome the indifference that makes your heart insensitive towards  others, conquer your deadly reasoning, and … Continue reading

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Social Security Activist to Run For Congress (NY24)

Syracuse University Professor Eric Kingson has announced that he is seeking to be the democratic party nomination for the 24th Congressional District. You  might not recognize Kingson’s name. Besides his day job of being a Professor of Social Work, he … Continue reading

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GOP Presidential Candidates on Social Security

A Social Security News blog article, “Republican Candidates On Social Security — I’m Noticing A Wedge Issue” , summarizes each of the 16 candidates stance on Social Security. Only two candidates, Trump & Huckabee, do not favor changing Social Security.  Ten candidates … Continue reading

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