Monthly Archives: October 2020

Starts with “C” (as in Correction?)

This article was written and submitted by Lee Marcus of Arkport (Steuben County). My father didn’t die in Italy during WWII, but the rest of his unit did (all but one), and it happened in one night—the same night he … Continue reading

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Fiscal Responsibility

What the right hand gives, the left hand takes. — Attributed to Martin Luther Catch 22 — For every regulation that gives something, there is another that takes it back. Laffer Curve — the idea that in some circumstances tax cuts increase revenue. New Year’s … Continue reading

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Election to the Senate

Louis C. Wyman (R–New Hampshire) was declared the victor of the US Senate contest in 1974 in New Hampshire by a narrow margin on Election Day (355 votes). A first recount gave the election instead to John A. Durkin (D–New Hampshire) by ten votes, but … Continue reading

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Twenty-fifth Amendment

government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. — Lincoln Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as … Continue reading

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Is he trying to kill us?

Is he trying to kill us? We know from Bob Woodward’s book that President Trump knew the danger, but ignored it. Few precautions were taken until the pandemic exploded on the West Coast and in NYS. He stopped cooperating with … Continue reading

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Who knows what the future holds?

No one can predict what the future holds, but it is interesting to speculate: In 2016, Trump won NY-23 57% to 43%. Tom Reed lagged Trump by three percent, winning over Tracy Mitrano 54% to 46%. National polls today have … Continue reading

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Who decides about experimental drugs?

This article on Covid 19 was written by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport and is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own. When I get sick, I follow my doctor’s recommendations. As everyoneshould. Science Rules! But science … Continue reading

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Mortality Rates

This article on Covid 19 was written by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport and is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own.   The 1918 flu epidemic, the so-called Spanish flu, killed 675,000 people in the US … Continue reading

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