Monthly Archives: May 2018

Parsing Reed’s writing part 2

In the friendly rivalry of college life, Hooray! And we have to figure a helluva lot, To tell what we have done, With the coin we blew at dear ole’ Michigan!–college song College costs and student debt are out of control, … Continue reading

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A government of laws, not of men

A government of laws, not of men.–John Adams inspired by James Harrington It is for public opinion (to decide), because eventually the decision here is going to be impeach or not impeach. Members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, are going to … Continue reading

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Financial Disclosure

Interested in financial disclosure reports of Tom Reed’s challengers? Here they are. Some candidates have filed more than one report or have filed amendments. All reports can be found under “financial disclosure” at Linda Andrei Click to access 10019678.pdf … Continue reading

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Parsing Reed’s writing

I support the President’s leadership in keeping our nation’s security his top priority rather than seeking an achievement for political reasons that results in a false diplomatic success. President Trump has always known when to walk away from the table, … Continue reading

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Prison Reform

The narrow prison reform bill backed by the White House and being considered by Congress is an incomplete starting point for fixing our broken justice system, ….–Brennan Center for Justice Giving men and women in prison the opportunity to earn … Continue reading

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Movies about guns

Making gun violence about mental health is a crazy idea.–Jonathan M. Metzl, professor of sociology and psychiatry, and director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. Comments seen on Tom Reed’s facebook page: It’s the guns, Tom. … Continue reading

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fight fight, talk talk

 fight fight, talk talk.–attributed to Mao Ze-dong Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.–Proverbs 16:18 To win without fighting is best.–Asian martial art maxim I believe American army officers study Mao’s thoughts on war and international relations. Doubtless Kim Jong-un has … Continue reading

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The stock market discounts news. In anticipation of events, prices rise and fall. When the anticipated event occurs, the market has already adjusted for it. Politics discounts anticipated events as well; what would have been outrageous in the past is … Continue reading

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North Korea’s nuclear test site

Trump, in a tweet Saturday, thanked North Korea for its plan to dismantle the nuclear test site, calling it “a very smart and gracious gesture!”–Kim Tong-Hyung | AP May 13 at 7:00 AM, Washington Post North Korea offers to close their nuclear test … Continue reading

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Overreach on the Congressional Review Act

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) writes: The House considered S.J. Res. 57, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection related to “Indirect Auto Lending and … Continue reading

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