Monthly Archives: June 2017


Rep. Capuano (D-MA) writes: On Monday night the White House released a statement indicating it had intelligence suggesting that the Assad-led Syrian government was preparing another chemical attack against its citizens. The statement also issued a clear and direct threat to … Continue reading

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Reed Dodges Trump’s Tweet

Other GOP leaders condemned Trump: Republicans condemn Trump for crude tweets about ‘Morning Joe’ host The Latest: Even Fox is giving Trump tweets a tough look Rep. Lynn Jenkins slams Trump for ‘unacceptable’ tweets ‘Beneath the dignity of your office:’ … Continue reading

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AHCA affects the NY23rd–Two Rick Miller articles

Two articles by Rick Miller, one in the Olean Times Hearld and one in the Salamanca Press, both dated June 28, caught my eye. The Salamanca Press article was a summary of Reed’s Monday conference call with district reporters.  You can … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies, and statistics

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.–Attributed to  Benjamin Disraeli When something seems wrong, it probably is wrong. Is it possible that air passenger fatalities dropped to zero after 2010? It isn’t likely. By excluding foreign carriers and crashes in other countries, … Continue reading

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AHCA will pass

The Senate bill jettisons standards for care so thoroughly that, under its terms, it isn’t clear what it would even mean to be covered. — Amy Davidson in The New Yorker First, remember that when a senator says he or … Continue reading

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This isn’t what America is supposed to be

This article was submitted by Cath Kestler, from  Silver Creek, NY   When I woke up last Wednesday (June 14) to the headlines blaring about the shooting that occurred at the Republicans baseball practice I was shocked at first which … Continue reading

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Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.–attributed to Benjamin Franklin, 1789  We must work to lower property taxes in NYS.–Tom … Continue reading

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