Category Archives: Campaigning

Rep. Mark Pocan on No Labels

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) on “No Labels” (I think we already knew.) No Labels is slick, and I got duped. But no other current or newly elected member of Congress should fall for its shtick. No Labels is a centrist, … Continue reading

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Automated Propaganda, Weaponized Bots

Sociologist Philip N. Howard, writing in “IEEE Spectrum,” discusses automated political propaganda.  His article “How political campaigns have weaponize social media bots” is readable and important to an understanding of political propaganda. Looking at Tom Reed’s facebook page, I often … Continue reading

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What they say about themselves

For the over one-third of residents in our district relying on public health insurance, these cuts (to Medicare and Medicaid) would be devastating.–Tracy Mitrano We are fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security, and have never supported a plan that … Continue reading

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Diversity in Congress

For the 2018 mid-term elections, an unprecedented number of women are standing, with more than 250 in the running for Congressional office following the selection of candidates in the primaries.–BBC News Congress poorly reflects the population; in particular, women are … Continue reading

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A campaign mailing

I have an interesting letter from an incumbent on the Chemung County Legislature who is running for reelection. He doesn’t mention his party, but he is a Republican.  He distinguishes country government from NYS government and the Federal Government. He … Continue reading

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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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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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