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About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.

A Singular Opportunity: Let’s Not Blow It

Whenever I switch cars, I have this odd experience; maybe you can relate. You’re driving around in your new vehicle, and suddenly you see your same make and model EVERYWHERE! “I didn’t know there were so many of these on … Continue reading

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The NYS Presidential Campaign is starting soon.

Even though the April 28 New York State Presidential Primary Election seems far off,  at least two Presidential Campaigns have contacted chairs of the NY 23rd Democratic Committees seeking democrats to pass petitions to get their candidate on the Ballot. … Continue reading

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My Semester with Snowflakes

This article was written by James Hatch, a retired servicemen, combat wounded veteran. It was originally published at Medium (https://gen.medium.com/). I would like to thank Comment-er D’Artagnan for bringing this article to our attention In May of 2019, I was accepted … Continue reading

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I Yield Back My Time

This article was written and submitted by Lee Marcus of Arkport, Steuben County Inasmuch as one wonderful thing leads to its exact rotten opposite, November 8, 2016 was to blame. It was a gem of an autumn day. Cool air, … Continue reading

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This Is What We Want

This article was written by Alex Andrasik from Yates County. It was first published on The Brackish Line at Patreon.com Proud to be a Democrat tonight.  Proud, for the first time in a minute, to be an American, too.  We’ll … Continue reading

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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

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Rep Reed & the Violence Against Women Act

Rep. Tom Reed, in an October 6 Facebook post, reported that #TeamReed (aka his staff) had attended Domestic Violence Awareness Month events in Jamestown and Elmira. He also reported that “We recently pushed for the reauthorization of the Violence Against … Continue reading

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A look at Primary Voter Turnout

It seems like there has been more political activities  in the NY23rd for the 2018 Congressional elections than in other years. More noise. More organized events. More grass root groups. More people involved. But, will the efforts spent over the … Continue reading

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More political debates — please

This article was written by Michael Fitzgerald, and published in the Finger Lakes Times on Sunday, September 23, in his WRITE ON column   The best political news in weeks — maybe months — was published right here in the … Continue reading

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NY23’s Sample Ballots for the Sept 13 NYS Primaries

There will be a State Primary Election on Thursday, September 13.  Only Democratic and Reform Parties will have State-Wide Races. The Democratic, Republican, Conservative and some minor parties may have local races depending on which Senate or Assembly District, County, … Continue reading

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