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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.

No Labels Action, Inc.

No Labels Action, Inc. is an “Unauthorized Super PAC, Independent Expenditures Only” It is not allowed to coordinate with a candidate, but this is an unenforceable restriction–the points in their mailings match Tom Reed’s advertising. Recent mailings claim: Bipartisan leadership Breaking … Continue reading

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Past is prologue

There is nothing new under the sun. One way to understand the Ford/Kavanaugh controversy is to recall the Hill/Thomas struggle. Here is a brief excerpt from a  contemporary account: According to sources who’ve seen the (1991) FBI report, nothing in it … Continue reading

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Pick a PAC

Hundreds of Political Action Committees (PACs) have contributed to Tom Reed. These PACS collect money from many donors and distribute some of it to many recipients. I picked one PAC to study –“What a Country! PAC.” Here is what I … Continue reading

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Dr. Coleman’s Pundit Night

This report was contributed by Steve Beikirch who attended the meeting. Steve is a lifelong Democrat who has voted in every election since Jimmy Carter ran for President in 1976. He will listen to views on other political ideologies, but rejects … Continue reading

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Tom Reed on Free Trade

REED ONCE PRAISED BIPARTISAN PASSAGE OF FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS; Said removal of tariffs will create jobs in New York In 2011, Tom returned from his trip to S. Korea praising free trade and the trade agreement with S. Korea and … Continue reading

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Kevin Hassett on lying with statistics

CEA chairman Hassett says 2016 election was a turning point; you can’t believe him. Kevin Hassett unveiled a series of charts that appear to show a surge in corporate investment, blue-collar jobs, business startups and small-business optimism after the election two … Continue reading

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The First Circle

In The First Circle, a novel by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, Stalin suspects there is a spy in the Soviet Foreign Ministry. Scientists, working as slaves in a government laboratory, are asked to identify the spy by analyzing voice recordings. The … Continue reading

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