Monthly Archives: August 2015

Fearful and Frustrated

A political article by Evan Osnos. “The Fearful and the Frustrated,” appeared in the August 31 issue of “The New Yorker.” Osnos discusses at length reasons that Donald Trump has jumped in front of rival Republican presidential candidates. He attributes … Continue reading

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Social Security Dialogue: A Model Our Politicians Ought to Follow

The following is the beginning of an article was originally published on the “Common Sense for Seniors” blog. It was written by Ray Copson who has written many articles for the New NY 23rd. The public library in Penn Yan, … Continue reading

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What a difference!

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) writes: Many of you have contacted me sharing your thoughts on the Iran deal. I appreciate all the calls, emails and letters on this very important foreign policy issue and thank you for taking the time … Continue reading

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Now that’s conservative

A coalition of radical activists would make Western NY a separate state, so they could flaunt their guns and frack the environment. This would make Western NY resemble Appalachia of the 1930s. Now that’s conservative.  

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Can we afford another Mideast war?

An article by Tom Vanden Brook, which appeared in USA TODAY on August 24, discusses a possible attack on Iran to destroy nuclear facilities. The article quotes expert opinion that such an attack might set Iran’s nuclear bomb project back two … Continue reading

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Is there a real need for a Natural Gas Power Plant?

Greenidge (coal-fired) Power Plant outside of Dresden, New York (Town of Torrey, Yates County) closed in 2011. At one time it was the highest assessed property in Yates County. It was almost demolished, but new owners, Connecticut  based Atlas Holdings, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Three Faces of Reed

Originally posted on The Old Liberal:
(Reblogged from Siskil and Egbert’s Movie Reviews.) A review of “The Three Faces of Reed”, (a remake of “The Three Faces of Eve”) newly released in the NY 23rd Congressional District. Starring Jason Alexander…

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Rep. Reed…Represent US…Support the Iran Deal

This article was written by Cath Kestler, a Silver Creek resident. Since my last article regarding the Iran Nuclear Deal, I have kept my ear to the ground and have walked up to total strangers and engaged them in a conversation … Continue reading

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Congressman Reed’s August Town Hall Meetings

The House of Representatives members are in their Summer “District Work” recess. Their last scheduled work day in Washington was July 31, and are scheduled to return to DC on Tuesday, September  8. That’s 39 days. Rep. Tom Reed has … Continue reading

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Organized Misinformation on Social Security

Social Security has always had its critics.  Industrial CEOs are less than enthusiastic about paying their share into the system.  Wall Street investors would love to replace our Social Security system with a less reliable and more profitable program to … Continue reading

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