Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pope Francis’ Message

The article was submitted by Cath Kestler, OFA (Organizing For Action) Chautauqua County Director and a resident of Silver Creek. Leave behind the self-interest that hardens your heart, overcome the indifference that makes your heart insensitive towards  others, conquer your deadly reasoning, and … Continue reading

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Social Security Activist to Run For Congress (NY24)

Syracuse University Professor Eric Kingson has announced that he is seeking to be the democratic party nomination for the 24th Congressional District. You  might not recognize Kingson’s name. Besides his day job of being a Professor of Social Work, he … Continue reading

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GOP Presidential Candidates on Social Security

A Social Security News blog article, “Republican Candidates On Social Security — I’m Noticing A Wedge Issue” , summarizes each of the 16 candidates stance on Social Security. Only two candidates, Trump & Huckabee, do not favor changing Social Security.  Ten candidates … Continue reading

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Should John Plumb agree to debates with Tom Reed?

Should John Plumb agree to debates with Tom Reed? Perhaps not. Debate may have helped Nate Shinagawa, but arguably did little to help Martha Robertson. Here are some considerations: The debate with Nate Shinagawa at Hobart and William Smith college, … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s latest effort to instruct his constituents

With a recent e-mail to constituents, Tom Reed offers us another slanted poll. Do you believe universities receiving public funding should be required to spend a portion of their non-taxed financial assets and donations (endowment) to assist students from middle … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Lady Liberty’s Beacon Go Out!

This article was submitted by Cath Kestler, a Silver Creek resident Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed aims “to modernize” Social Security

Rep. Tom Reed spoke about Social Security on the floor of the House of Representatives last Wednesday, September 9. You can view the five minute speech at the C-Span site. Although he focuses on how to “Help Disability Insurance Recipients Return … Continue reading

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