Monthly Archives: September 2014

Reed and Robertson on Student Loans

Students and their families have difficult decisions to make when balancing what they can afford with the quality of education they are seeking.–Tom Reed We should be making college more accessible to all students, not putting up barriers to all … Continue reading

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Political Struggle over Dunkirk Power Plant

The struggle over Dunkirk goes on–Sierra Club and a community group known as “Ratepayer and Community Intervenors” have sued to block the deal to keep the Dunkirk plant open. According to an article by David Robinson in the Buffalo News: … Continue reading

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What’s wacky in NY-23?

People always clap for the wrong reasons.–J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye What’s phony about Tom Reed? Even when he says he stands for something he doesn’t mean it. When he campaigns, he wraps himself in the flag. When … Continue reading

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The legitimate object of government

The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves—in their separate, and individual capacities.–A. Lincoln The … Continue reading

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The Roosevelts

  The corporation is the creature of government, and the people have the right to handle it as they desire; all they need pay attention to is the expediency of realizing this right in some way that shall be productive … Continue reading

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Engineers and computer programmers commonly do arithmetic computations using hexadecimal notation. Here is an example: 1A7 + C3 = 26A Such computations needn’t be done mentally–we have hexadecimal calculators for speed and accuracy–although many are adept at it. Few practiced … Continue reading

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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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Rep. Capuano on McKeon, CR, and other matters

Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels As I reported to you on Tuesday, I could not support the amendment to provide funds for arming Syrian rebels as part of the Obama Administration’s developing plan to destroy ISIS. The amendment passed Wednesday … Continue reading

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One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S., really?

If we don’t like Westminster, are we going to like an English parliament better? — Mary Beard Those we spoke to seemed to have answered as they did as a form of protest that was neither red nor blue but a … Continue reading

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What’s Extreme

Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus attempted to do something never previously done: Amend the Bill of Rights. They tried to radically shrink First Amendment protection of political speech. They evidently think extremism in defense of the political class’s convenience … Continue reading

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