Category Archives: Media

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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A big change

  October 11, 2017 cover photo: Tom as the “good shepherd” stands above politics. January 4, 2017 cover photo: Family, flags, GOP Speaker Ryan, fake smiles. Do these photos reflect a change in campaign strategy? Is Tom Reed distancing himself … Continue reading

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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

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“Rant & Rave” Journalism

This article is Cath Kestler’s latest Dunkirk Observer column. She is a resident of Silver Creek.   “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”  –Thomas … Continue reading

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