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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.

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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Make sure you can vote in the June 2018 Primary Elections

Although this article focuses on the possibility of NY-23rd having a Democratic Primary in 2018, the same concerns and laws would pertain to a  Republican Primary. With at least four NY-23rd democrats announcing they are a candidate to run for … Continue reading

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Daily KOS on NY23rd: Twain, Star Trek, Gallant & Reed mentioned

  Our 2018 congressional race is now national atention from the Daily Kos in their today’s DAILY KOS ELECTION roundup. Of course it focuses more on Star Trek and Mark Twin than issues.     • NY-23: Kapla, warriors! Over … Continue reading

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Rep. Tom Reed–Man for the people?

This article was written by Cath Kestler, constituent and resident of Silver Creek In a time where Rep. Tom Reed touts himself as a “man for the people” he is available to his constituents. He is far from that as … Continue reading

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Reed Repeats Republican Rhetoric

“Former FBI Director Comey testified that neither the president nor his aides asked him to stop the Russia probe or to drop the Flynn probe and that there was no obstruction of justice,” Reed said. “We are pleased investigations are … Continue reading

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Discourse is important, but civil discourse is more productive

Rep. Tom Reed held Town Hall Meetings on May 6, one was in the Chautauqua Town of Busti.  The Jamestown Post-Journal’s article about the event, included: “Reed was met with a wall of opposition — and at times shouts and boos … Continue reading

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Originally posted on May I call you Tom?:
Dear Tom, It’s finally quiet on my street as the vendors for our town’s annual “Fun Fest” pack up their lemonade stands and taffy booths. I live just a block off Main…

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