Category Archives: 2020

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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Held in Contempt

A list of those held in contempt: Main Street Media Reporters Soldiers Military Brass Barak Obama Hillary Clinton Minorities Immigrants Women Christians Lying Ted, little Marco, etc. Democrats, even though he registered as a Democrat most of his life. Fox … Continue reading

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Brainwashed

Citing specific examples from Playboy, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan magazines, Professor Key explains the ways in which the media uses sex and violence to manipulate human action. — Google Books Given his obvious incompetence, why do so many of us approve … Continue reading

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Two interesting interviews

She Calls Her Opponent a ‘Racist,’ He Calls Her a ‘Radical’: Catching Up With Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95 By Amanda H. Cronin and Alec Giufurta She Calls Her Opponent a ‘Racist,’ He Calls Her a ‘Radical’: Catching Up With Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95 … Continue reading

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Facebook’s CrowdTangle

Is facebook the real silent majority as Kevin Rouse suggests? Does the number of hits on an on-line advertisement signal the direction the November election might go? Is it that facebook traffic molds political opinions, that it reflects already hardened … Continue reading

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