Monthly Archives: August 2014

Perhaps we need reeducation

A parent writes: My son was failing under Common Core. I pulled him out of school and home schooled him. He passed his state regents with high scores. I can’t argue with success. Common Core is the worst curriculum I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Reed Reelection Campaign

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.–Mark Twain     How does Tom Reed sell himself to NY-23? Here’s how: Many, many pictures of himself. Say’s Martha is an “extreme Ithaca liberal” Say’s … 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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The King and the Hockey Star

I think it is about growth, but I think it also is about taxes. Burger King is so visible, it puts the focus on the general behavior of corporate America and, in a sense, the contempt that they feel for the … 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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Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explains his plans

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explained his plan to use a government shutdown as a bargaining chip against President Barack Obama to a room full of wealthy conservatives two months ago, according to audio obtained by The Nation magazine. … Continue reading

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We Need Serious People in Congress

Our nation faces serious challenges at home and abroad. Global warming, jihadists in Iraq and Syria determined to do us harm, Russian actions in Ukraine that recall Hitler’s aggression in the 1930s, and the unchecked ebola outbreak in Africa are … Continue reading

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Andrew Cuomo–Successes and Disappointments

Politics is the art of the possible. Otto Von Bismarck, Aug. 11, 1867. Governor Andrew Cuomo has demonstrated extraordinary ability to achieve the impossible in NYS politics, but at a cost. Is he a hero or a goat? Cuomo was … Continue reading

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Good pay for part-time work

What sort of change does Tom Reed favor? Sept. 30, 2013 (Steuben Currier) — Reed “implied a shutdown would be preferable to continuing business – and spending – as usual. “Hopefully we can avoid a shutdown, but we didn’t come here … Continue reading

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Big Money Backs Reed; People Back Robertson

Corporations are people, the Supreme Court tells us, and money is speech. Government may only regulate campaign contributions to prevent quid pro quo corruption, that is, outright bribery, the Court maintains. These are nonsensical propositions, and they are undermining our … Continue reading

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