Category Archives: 2018

Do Cornell conservatives need a moderator?

“Show up and keep an open mind, and just keep doing it. Because if you give up, that’s what I’m most afraid of,” Reed said. “I see a level of disengagement in America that’s growing, and the cynicism is growing … Continue reading

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In today’s politics, truth doesn’t matter

Just tell the truth.–Chris Cuomo Truth will out.–Shakespeare President Trump, referring to truth, reportedly said: “It doesn’t matter, we won.” Trump explored this fact with his birther campaign. Repeated claims that Barack Obama wasn’t born a citizen took their toll. … Continue reading

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Reed’s nasty campaign mailing

Going negative One might think Tom Reed would run on his record; evidently he can’t or thinks it better to attack his opponent with false and misleading claims and unflattering images. Is “Tracy Mitrano a risky gamble for our families?” … Continue reading

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Rep Reed & the Violence Against Women Act

Rep. Tom Reed, in an October 6 Facebook post, reported that #TeamReed (aka his staff) had attended Domestic Violence Awareness Month events in Jamestown and Elmira. He also reported that “We recently pushed for the reauthorization of the Violence Against … Continue reading

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Conditional success

Said the calculated risk to the educated guess, let’s evaluate the climate for conditional success. –remembered lines from a four-line poem, circa 1970, title and author beyond recall Will voters buy promises of conditional success, promises which sound good only … Continue reading

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A look at Primary Voter Turnout

It seems like there has been more political activities  in the NY23rd for the 2018 Congressional elections than in other years. More noise. More organized events. More grass root groups. More people involved. But, will the efforts spent over the … Continue reading

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More political debates — please

This article was written by Michael Fitzgerald, and published in the Finger Lakes Times on Sunday, September 23, in his WRITE ON column   The best political news in weeks — maybe months — was published right here in the … Continue reading

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