Category Archives: 2018

Reed, Trump, Racism, White Supremacy

  Rep. Tom Reed’s statement on the Charlottesville White Supremacy rally was posted on his Facebook page on Monday morning. It was after President Trump’s first Charlottesville statement on Saturday afternoon, and before Trump’s secind statement later on Monday. “I’m … Continue reading

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Men at work

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Justin Amash on the Hartzler Amendment to NDAA

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) writes: “There’s an astonishing level of misinformation and disinformation about a certain amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, so I want to provide some clarity.” On July 13, the House … Continue reading

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Politics is complicated

Politics is complicated; legislative maneuvering is hard to follow. Here are some examples: Horse trading Pairing Voting both ways Hartzler Amendment to 2018 NDAA Horse trading: one representative agrees to vote for another’s bill in exchange for a promise that … Continue reading

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Reed’s Challengers–Updated

  Journalist Vaughn Golden of the Ithaca Times has done all of NY23rd a favor by interviewing five candidates who have indicated that they are running to be the Democratic challenge to Rep. Tom Reed. Please note that this list of … Continue reading

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How best to fight poverty

Reed said instead of 138 percent of the poverty level, he would set the Medicaid eligibility level at 100 percent and provide tax credits for those between 101 and 138 percent so they could buy health insurance from a private … Continue reading

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Make sure you can vote in the June 2018 Primary Elections

Although this article focuses on the possibility of NY-23rd having a Democratic Primary in 2018, the same concerns and laws would pertain to a  Republican Primary. With at least four NY-23rd democrats announcing they are a candidate to run for … Continue reading

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