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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.

Teddy Roosevelt on Presidential Duty

We had an opportunity to revisit one of the most prominent and influential family in American politics by watching Ken Burn’s “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” was shown on PBS this week. (The final episode will be on tonight. The whole … Continue reading

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SAFE Act, Fracking, and the NY 23’s Primary Results

Andrew Cuomo defeated Zephyr Teachout  in Tuesday’s Democratic Gubernatorial Primary. Was anyone surprised? Cuomo had all the important factors: Name recognition, a large war-chest, and a legislative record that most Democrats approve of, such as: marriage equality, reducing middle class income … Continue reading

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What Time Will You VOTE Tuesday?

Tomorrow—Tuesday, September 9, is the New York State Primary Election. An earlier New NY23rd article “NYS Primary Candidate Information”  summarized information about the three candidates for Governor, and the two candidates for Lt. Governor. It has links to articles about … Continue reading

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NYS Primary: Candidate Information

New York State’s Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 9 from Noon to 9 PM. There will be two state-wide races–the race to see who registered Democrats will choose to be their candidate for Governor, and the race … Continue reading

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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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