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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.

USMCA

“As a candidate, Donald Trump called NAFTA the ‘worst trade deal ever’ and vowed its replacement. On Wednesday, he fulfilled that promise, signing the new USMCA trade pact covering North America. The deal is Trump’s biggest yet—in fact the biggest … Continue reading

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False arguments

The spin is dizzying: Unemployment is down, so Trump did no wrong. Trump gave Ukraine more aid than Obama, so he did no wrong. Trump is popular, so he did no wrong. Ukraine eventually got the aid, so there was … Continue reading

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NPR interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

All Things Considered co-host Mary Louise Kelly interviews Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about U.S. policy in Iran and about the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. https://www.npr.org/2020/01/24/798579754/transcript-nprs-full-interview-with-secretary-of-state-mike-pompeo    

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Borders

Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen Korea has a border with China which allowed soldiers and material to flow to N. Korea. Short of a war with China, N. Korea couldn’t be defeated in the Korean War. Vietnam has a … Continue reading

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An outline of conflict in the Middle East

No more than a sketch of history as I remember it. Palestinians seek justice CIA overthrows popular government of Iran, restoring monarchy. Islamic revolution deposes Shah. Hostage crisis aids election of Ronald Reagan Eight lost years Election of G.H.W Bush … Continue reading

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President Trump’s biggest accomplishments of 2019

    The White House • December 30, 2019 TOP 10: President Trump’s biggest accomplishments of 2019. Here are things President Donald J. Trump claims to have done for the American people in 2019: The Trump Boom is going strong. … Continue reading

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Bad Arguments

House Democrats got their historic day. They now own the first impeachment in American history that had no bipartisan support, only bipartisan opposition. They now own the first impeachment that contains no criminal violations, only political disputes.–White House These arguments … Continue reading

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