Category Archives: gay rights

Can we see fascism among us?

It is easy to see fascism in violent demonstrations, but what about more mundane examples? Attacks on Muslims and other minority groups. Organized attacks on public education. Proposals for a mercenary army. Private prisons. Border walls. Militant militias. Personal arsenals. … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Finance, Campaign Finances, Defense, Economics, Education, gay rights, Gun Violence, Immigration, Media, Racism, Taxes, Terrorism | 34 Comments

It all started with a tweet

  This article was written by Cath Kestler, a resident of Silver Creek, NY. It also appeared in the Olean Times Herald. It all started with a tweet that was heard around the world which was followed by a flurry … Continue reading

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Gary Johnson, Libertarian

Gary, Johnson, a former Governor of New Mexico, is running for President as a Libertarian. Johnson claims to be a social liberal and fiscal conservative. Johnson hopes to win enough votes to prevent any other candidate from winning a majority. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Campaign Finances, Defense, Economics, Education, Environmental, gay rights, Health Care, Immigration | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Celebrate Diversity and Embrace Unity

This column was originally published in the Dunkirk Observer Today. It was written, and submitted  by Cath Kestler, LGBT advocate and resident of Silver Creek. “When all Americans are treated as equals, no matter who they are or whom they … Continue reading

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Does Reed share Trump’s Values?

Today’s (Sunday, April 17) Finger Lakes Times “Insight” section’s top of the page headline announces, “Group to Reed…your endorsement of Donald Trump raises many significant questions”. The article is an Open Letter to Rep. Tom Reed. The group, Tools for … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Ethics, gay rights, Immigration, pro-life/pro-choice, Racism, Reed's Views, Rights, Seniors, Veterans | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Looking back at a career

Jeffrey Toobin, writing in the Feb. 29th issue of “The New Yorker,” gives us a refreshing look at a much discussed subject–recommended. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/29/antonin-scalia-looking-backward  

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Keep America Great!

Finger Lakes Times (Geneva) columnist Peter Mitchell asked  “If we’re not a great country now, when were we great, and what will take to get is back there?” in this week’s column titled “The ‘Make America Great’ Myth”. First Mitchell identified four … Continue reading

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