Category Archives: Campaigning

What are we willing to believe

I do not have a bullshit detector. I used to have one, but I don’t even know where it is anymore–maybe out in the garage. It was an awkward thing, like one of those little roll-aboard briefcases, but made of … Continue reading

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Facebook Shadowbans in NY-23 Politics

Shadowbanning blocks comments from being seen by some, possibly all, users. A person posting a comment, seeing it, may not realize it is blocked from being seen by others. Joe Sempolinski is running in the NY-23 special election. He posts … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Story 

The Rest of the Story was a radio program hosted by Paul Harvey. Paul Harvey understood that the rest of the story is often vital to understanding the news. Journalists I. F. Stone and Molly Ivens also often reported the rest … Continue reading

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All negative, nothing positive, nothing concrete.

Republican priorities when we regain the majority next year: 1 – Hold the Biden Administration accountable 2 – Secure the Border 3 – Make our cities safe again 4 – Rein in the out-of-control inflation 5 – Stop the overreach … Continue reading

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Two Republicans on Agriculture

Tom is Tom. I am me. There are things we agree on, but there are also a lot of things we disagree on. — Joe Sempolinski Tom Reed: Agriculture is the backbone of our local economy. Our region features a … Continue reading

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Three Candidates on the Issues — Health Care

Andrew McCarthy: Big pharma’s predatory practices have left our nation sicker and poorer than ever before. Costs are going up, life expectancy is going down, enough is enough. Solutions like price transparency, disruptive innovation, cheaper and more readily available generic … Continue reading

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Three Candidates on the Issues — Jobs

Andrew McCarthy: For too long, our representatives have spent their time in Washington enriching themselves instead of protecting the American People. Rather than continuing to allow the offshoring of our jobs, I will set forth initiatives to bring jobs back … Continue reading

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Three Candidates on the Issues — Immigration

Andrew McCarthy: I fully support President Trump’s border wall and I believe we must have strict immigration control. Illegal immigration decimates our economy and the ability of working-class Americans to find jobs. Democrats and Republicans controlled by large corporations have … Continue reading

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Three Candidates on the issues — guns

Andrew McCarthy: Our founders knew our First Amendment right to freedom of speech could not be protected without our Second Amendment right to bear arms. Our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms is non-negotiable. Period. I won’t budge on … 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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