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About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.

Needed laws and amendments

We have seen what needs to be fixed; this is the time to do it. Make clear that a president may not pardon him or herself. Perhaps limit the power to pardon a former president to an elected president. Make … Continue reading

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What’s next for Donald J. Trump?

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport, NY. We should consider what will happen with Donald Trump once he leaves the White House. Some former presidents have taken up painting, some build houses for charity. What will Trump do? What will … Continue reading

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We Got Lucky With Trump

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport. Luck comes in two forms, and we got both! Trump’s four year rampage through out democracy was certainly bad luck. His unrelenting attacks on the press (FAKE NEWS), his terrible foreign policy (will NATO … Continue reading

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Wither the Republican Party

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport I am as surprised and upset as everyone else. And looking deeper, I am become even more upset. On the theory that misery loves company, I offer the following: Trump has received at least … 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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