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.

A Deeper Look into Rep. Reed’s Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a fund raising activity for ALS (or Lou Gehrig Disease). It has been very successful as a fund raiser,  and for celebrities who like to get their names associated with raising money for such a worth cause. … Continue reading

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“What is the 1973 War Powers Act” — revisited.

Just about a year ago, near the time that the President proposed Air Strikes in Syria, New NY 23rd Contributor, William Hungerfold wrote an article which explains the War Powers Act. Recent events have brought some readers to this article. … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed Talks with Students about the “No More” Campaign.

Rep. Tom Reed met with student athletics at Keuka College (Keuka Park, Yates County) Thursday (August 21). The students make up the male and female soccer teams who were practicing on campus before the rest of the students arrive this … Continue reading

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Public Land Use: Hunting & Fishing or Drilling? A Look at Rep. Reed’s Voting Record

“Wildlife and wild places no longer exists by accident or without the intervention of those that truly and deeply care.” Shane Mahoney, Conservationist. Hunting, fishing, hiking and camping are experiences that many of us enjoy. They are often long held family traditions. … Continue reading

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Robertson’s 1st Ad’s Script, Visuals, and Citations

The following is a list of the Voiceovers (Script), Visuals (description of what is seen) and Backups (background and sources supporting ad’s claims) of Martha Robertson’s first televised political ad. This information was received from the Robertson campaign via email. The … Continue reading

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A Look at Reed’s Campaign of Misinformation against Robertson

The Ithaca Times editorial published  last week analyzed Tom Reed’s campaign against Martha Robertson. This article touches on a few of their detailed points; it is well worth reading the whole editorial.  They  compared Reed’s campaign attempts to discredit Ms. Robertson to “a movie … Continue reading

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Alliance for Retired Americans vs. Rep. Tom Reed

Rep. Tom Reed has earned an 11% rating from the Alliance for Retired Americans for his 2013 voting record. They identified 10 votes that “protected the health and economic security of seniors, strengthen families and build safe and thriving communities.” Our … Continue reading

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