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Monthly Archives: November 2018
Does election make one wise?
History has tried hard to teach us that we can’t have good government under politicians. Now, to go and stick one at the very head of the government couldn’t be wise. — Mark Twain, New York Herald, 26 August 1876 Does … Continue reading
Posted in Economics, Political, Reed's Views, trade, Trump 3 Comments
Emily Birnbaum, writing for The Hill on Nov. 26 reports: Nine Democratic members of the Problem Solvers Caucus are urging prospective Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to back three rules changes as she aims to drum up enough support to lead … Continue reading
Posted in Congress, Political Tagged House, House rules, Problem Solvers 9 Comments
Did NY-23 candidates do as expected?
With some assumptions, I have computed the expected vote for Tom Reed and Tracy Mitrano. The actual vote is strikingly similar to the expected vote. Assumptions: Republicans, Conservatives, and those registered with the Independence Party prefer the Republican Party candidate. … Continue reading
Posted in 2018 Tagged Tom Reed, Tracy Mitrano 2 Comments
First Step Act
The Trump Administration reports: “It’s the Right Time to Pass Criminal Justice Reform” “With President Trump leading the way, the push is on to get serious criminal justice reform done by Christmas. Resisters on the left and right would be … Continue reading
Posted in Trump Tagged Criminal justice reform, First Step Act 13 Comments
Automated Propaganda, Weaponized Bots
Sociologist Philip N. Howard, writing in “IEEE Spectrum,” discusses automated political propaganda. His article “How political campaigns have weaponize social media bots” is readable and important to an understanding of political propaganda. Looking at Tom Reed’s facebook page, I often … Continue reading
Posted in Campaigning Tagged bots, facebook, Phillip Howard, propaganda, twitter 20 Comments
NY-23 Election Results
Well done, Tracy Mitrano. Year Candidate Votes Percentage 2012 Reed/Shinagawa 127/117/243 52/48 2014 Reed/Robertson 113/70/190 59/37 2016 Reed/Plumb 161/110/280 58/42 2018 Reed/Mitrano* 122/100/223 54/44 *Preliminary results https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_23rd_congressional_district https://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/11/07/ny-23-election-results-tom-reed-tracy-mitrano-congress/1896127002/
Posted in 2018 Tagged Tracy Mitrano 41 Comments
Diversity in Congress
For the 2018 mid-term elections, an unprecedented number of women are standing, with more than 250 in the running for Congressional office following the selection of candidates in the primaries.–BBC News Congress poorly reflects the population; in particular, women are … Continue reading
Posted in 2018, Campaigning, Constituents, Data, Reed's Views Tagged Tracy Mitrano 1 Comment
Can Our Minds Be Won?
e article was written and submitted by Lee Marcus of Arkport. What a week. Angry white man mails 14 pipe bombs to top leaders of the Democratic party plus CNN, a liberal philanthropist, and an actor. Oddly, this is the … Continue reading
Posted in Racism, Uncategorized Tagged Kananough, Pipe bombs, Pittsburgh, Reed Racism 3 Comments
A campaign mailing
I have an interesting letter from an incumbent on the Chemung County Legislature who is running for reelection. He doesn’t mention his party, but he is a Republican. He distinguishes country government from NYS government and the Federal Government. He … Continue reading
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