Category Archives: 2020

The-Presidents-Advisory-1776-Commission-Final-Report

Some observations on “The-Presidents-Advisory-1776-Commission-Final-Report.” Human progress didn’t end in 1776 as the authors of this report would have us believe. The facts of our founding are not partisan. They are a matter of history. Controversies about the meaning of the … Continue reading

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A brief sample of comments on Tom Reed’s Jan. 4 tele townhall

What are you doing to make me confident that there is zero fraud in the next election??? Because I don’t feel that way right now. Every illegal vote out there lessens my vote and my say and that’s a problem. … Continue reading

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We Got Lucky With Trump

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport. Luck comes in two forms, and we got both! Trump’s four year rampage through out democracy was certainly bad luck. His unrelenting attacks on the press (FAKE NEWS), his terrible foreign policy (will NATO … Continue reading

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Wither the Republican Party

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport I am as surprised and upset as everyone else. And looking deeper, I am become even more upset. On the theory that misery loves company, I offer the following: Trump has received at least … Continue reading

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Fiscal Responsibility

What the right hand gives, the left hand takes. — Attributed to Martin Luther Catch 22 — For every regulation that gives something, there is another that takes it back. Laffer Curve — the idea that in some circumstances tax cuts increase revenue. New Year’s … Continue reading

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Election to the Senate

Louis C. Wyman (R–New Hampshire) was declared the victor of the US Senate contest in 1974 in New Hampshire by a narrow margin on Election Day (355 votes). A first recount gave the election instead to John A. Durkin (D–New Hampshire) by ten votes, but … Continue reading

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Twenty-fifth Amendment

government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. — Lincoln Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as … Continue reading

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Who knows what the future holds?

No one can predict what the future holds, but it is interesting to speculate: In 2016, Trump won NY-23 57% to 43%. Tom Reed lagged Trump by three percent, winning over Tracy Mitrano 54% to 46%. National polls today have … Continue reading

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Some things are hard to believe

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping anti-corruption package that they’re billing as a successor to post-Watergate reforms — updated for a potential post-Trump Washington.–Kyle Cheney Some things are hard to believe: A President … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s local fundraising

One can search FEC data for political contributions from cities. Here is what I found for the current election cycle as of Sept. 11, 2020. Branchport   $5,600 One person Dunkirk   0   Geneva   $10,100 $4,080 from Hudson … Continue reading

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