Monthly Archives: February 2016

Civics 103: The Elections You Skipped – Local Government

Originally posted on Norbrook's Blog:
In Civics 100 and Civics 101 I covered the two “big governments” we live under.   We, and the media, pay a lot of attention to who is in Washington, and we generally know who…

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Living Without Regulations

We all probably know Snow Birds that leave the NY 23rd in the winter for warmer climates, mainly to Florida, Arizona, Texas or California. Two friends of mine have been going further south for their three month winter hiatus. This years they … Continue reading

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What Congress did for us this week

Congress considered two bills; both passed on essentially party line votes. Lawsuits The House considered H.R. 3624, the Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015. Under current law, there are some claims that can be heard in either state or federal … Continue reading

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Looking back at a career

Jeffrey Toobin, writing in the Feb. 29th issue of “The New Yorker,” gives us a refreshing look at a much discussed subject–recommended.  

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Report on Congressman Reed’s town Hall Newfield, NY, on Feb 20th, 2016

Written by Deb Meeker: Congressman Reed’s town Hall in Newfield, NY started promptly at 8:30, with twenty-five to thirty people present; I (Deb) have added some parenthetical observations of my own, which I hope will help to clarify the things. I … Continue reading

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District Time

Consider doing some of the jobs the workers do in the machine shops, small businesses, and factories you visit. Have the employee show you what they do and then try to do it.–Advice for Republicans seeking reelection.  (Follow this link … Continue reading

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GOP to Down-Ballot Candidates: How To Deal With Trump

The Washington Post’s recent article, “Private memo lays out how the GOP would deal with Trump as its nominee” had a link to the seven page confidential memo from the National Republican Senatorial Campaign (NRSC) to their Senate Candidates. It … Continue reading

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Senate GOP Leaders–Supreme Obstructionists?

This article was written by Cath Kestler, resident of Silver Creek. It can also be found in the (Dunkirk) Observer Today   “If we’re picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a ‘new’ Constitution, we should … Continue reading

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Tough Town Hall Questions for Rep. Reed

  Congress Tom Reed will be hold a series of Town Hall Meetings on Saturday, February 20. He has not announced his schedule, yet, but the Town of Starkey (Yates) Clerk let the secret out when she announced that he … Continue reading

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Three Political Bills considered last week by the House

Rep. Michael Capuano(D-MA) writes: Repealing the Affordable Care Act, for the 63rd Time  The House took up the President’s veto message on H.R. 3762, Restoring America’s Health Care Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. This is one more in a very … Continue reading

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