Monthly Archives: January 2014

Primary Games

According to CBS News, “Republican leaders, forced to regroup after losing another race for the White House, voted to significantly shortening the lengthy, bruising state-by-state process that will select the party’s presidential nominee for the 2016 election.”  This seems like … Continue reading

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What the SAFE Act “Repealers” Won’t Tell You

This article was written by Leah Gunn Barrett,  executive director of the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund. I read it in the (Dunkirk) Observer on January 19. The NY SAFE Act, … Continue reading

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How long should we have to wait to vote?

The Presidential Commission on Election Administration recommends citizens should wait no longer than 30 minutes to vote. Many of the conditions that led to hours-long lines on Election Day 2012 were found to be “identifiable and solvable.” Indeed, we know … Continue reading

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John Stossel on Climate Change

And while the sun and moon endure Luck’s a chance, but trouble’s sure, I’d face it as a wise man would, And train for ill and not for good. — A. E. Housman John Stossel, in an opinion piece in … Continue reading

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Fast Track

Let’s not confuse Fast Track trade authority (TPA) with “free trade” legislation such as TPP.  It is possible to support one and oppose the other. Organizations which oppose Fast Track hoping to block TPP may do the public a disservice. … Continue reading

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Reed Should Co-Sponsor Bill to End Congressional Death Benefit Privilege

When it comes to tracking the waste of taxpayer dollars by Congress, the Washington Post‘s Al Kamen is a national treasure. Recently, Kamen pointed out a maddening bit of waste in the omnibus appropriations bill that our congressman, Rep. Tom … Continue reading

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WRITE ON: Connecting the Climate Dots

Michael J. Fitzgerald of  Valois and Watkins Glen, New York wrote the following article for his ‘Write On’ column which appears in The Finger Lakes Times  every Friday. This article was published on Friday, January 17, 2014. It was posted here with … Continue reading

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