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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.

H.R. 8 — “To require a background check for every firearm sale.”

Why laws with loopholes, one wonders? H.R. 8 — “To require a background check for every firearm sale.” Well, maybe not every one. An amendment, offered by Mr. Van Drew, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 116-14 to clarify that … Continue reading

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Purges

We’re in no rush whatsoever. — DJT on prospective Korean denuclearization Prior to 5 May 1968, Nixon spoke of seeking a “victorious peace” in Vietnam. But on that day, speaking in New Hampshire, the nation’s first primary state, he used … Continue reading

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Political Glossary

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which … Continue reading

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Smart border technology

If we build it, we will lose our security and our humanity.–Beto O’Rorke in El Paso In an article which appeared in The Hill, the authors argue that “Democrats’ ‘smart border’ technology is not a ‘humane’ alternative to Trump’s wall.” … Continue reading

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Border Issues

“There is a crisis here but it has nothing to do with immigration.”–Gilbert Rebollar, a board member of the Brawley Elementary School District who is also an analyst at the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District. Jose A. Del Real, … Continue reading

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Sounds right

Sounds right, so it must be right. Are we too quick to accept ridiculous ideas because they sound good? Take “balanced budget,” for example. Balancing the Federal budget may be a good idea when times are good, but it is … Continue reading

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Social Security

The first thing you can do is pass legislation making it illegal for Congress to take money from Social Security to use for other things, the way they’ve been doing for years.–Often seen on facebook. The idea that money has … Continue reading

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