Category Archives: Media

Free Speech Under Threat

For all the tolerance and enlightenment that modern society claims, Americans are losing hold of a fundamental right as citizens of a free country: the right to speak their minds and voice their opinions in public without fear of being … Continue reading

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On Socialism (and others)

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport, NY. SOCIALISM!!!! Has been used for many years as a multi-purpose epithet. For those of us with short memories…. Black Lives Matter                                 SOCIALISM!!!! Social Security     … Continue reading

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Putin’s Propaganda

Putin’s propaganda has roused what he doubtless sees as “useful idiots.” This term was used by Lenin to describe a person propagandizing for a cause without fully comprehending the cause’s goals. Some Americans see Putin as reflecting their anti-democratic political … Continue reading

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Two Network Neutrality Bills

“CenturyLink serves on the board of USTelecom, which spent $42.13 million on lobbying from 2010 – 2017. USTelecom’s lobbying against net neutrality has attracted attention …” CenturyLink 2018 Annual Report (Tom Reed invested in Level 3 Communications, merged with CenturyLink) … Continue reading

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What we never used to see on cable TV

“I have publicly stated my opposition to and outrage at Charter’s conduct on numerous occasions. I applaud Mayor de Blasio for boycotting the network and encourage other officials to do the same. Consumers must be made aware of the abuses … Continue reading

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Facts emerge–L’affaire Dreyfus

It is only by examining the case in detail that a picture emerges, not of virtue at grips with villainy, but of fallible human beings pulled this way and that by their beliefs, their loyalties, their prejudices, their ambitions, and … Continue reading

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Gun Polls–Fake Polls or Usable Data

Is it time to talk gun safety yet? If so, here is a list of doable things: 1. Universal background checks (90% public support) 2. Ban assault weapons (57% public support) 3. Ban bump stocks (82% public support) 4. Close … Continue reading

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Did Tom Reed write this?

I believe a compromise position regarding the state and local tax deduction is achievable. In fact, I have discussed including a credit for state and local taxes which will ensure a tax cut for the hardworking local property taxpayers of … Continue reading

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Propaganda

Russia has realized that the internet is a marvelous means for spreading propaganda. Releasing fake news is all that is needed. Without having to recruit and pay many agents, an army of helpful trolls sends and resends the message. This … Continue reading

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