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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.

Prison Reform

The narrow prison reform bill backed by the White House and being considered by Congress is an incomplete starting point for fixing our broken justice system, ….–Brennan Center for Justice Giving men and women in prison the opportunity to earn … Continue reading

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Movies about guns

Making gun violence about mental health is a crazy idea.–Jonathan M. Metzl, professor of sociology and psychiatry, and director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. Comments seen on Tom Reed’s facebook page: It’s the guns, Tom. … Continue reading

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fight fight, talk talk

 fight fight, talk talk.–attributed to Mao Ze-dong Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.–Proverbs 16:18 To win without fighting is best.–Asian martial art maxim I believe American army officers study Mao’s thoughts on war and international relations. Doubtless Kim Jong-un has … Continue reading

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Discounted

The stock market discounts news. In anticipation of events, prices rise and fall. When the anticipated event occurs, the market has already adjusted for it. Politics discounts anticipated events as well; what would have been outrageous in the past is … Continue reading

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North Korea’s nuclear test site

Trump, in a tweet Saturday, thanked North Korea for its plan to dismantle the nuclear test site, calling it “a very smart and gracious gesture!”–Kim Tong-Hyung | AP May 13 at 7:00 AM, Washington Post North Korea offers to close their nuclear test … Continue reading

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Overreach on the Congressional Review Act

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) writes: The House considered S.J. Res. 57, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection related to “Indirect Auto Lending and … Continue reading

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Drug prices

Ask your doctor if waawa-woowoo (with a long list of horrifying side effects) is right for you.–Seen all too often on TV. According to recent polling of American adults, lowering prescription drug prices is one of the most important public … Continue reading

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