Category Archives: Political

Election to the Senate

Louis C. Wyman (R–New Hampshire) was declared the victor of the US Senate contest in 1974 in New Hampshire by a narrow margin on Election Day (355 votes). A first recount gave the election instead to John A. Durkin (D–New Hampshire) by ten votes, but … Continue reading

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Twenty-fifth Amendment

government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. — Lincoln Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as … Continue reading

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Is he trying to kill us?

Is he trying to kill us? We know from Bob Woodward’s book that President Trump knew the danger, but ignored it. Few precautions were taken until the pandemic exploded on the West Coast and in NYS. He stopped cooperating with … Continue reading

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Who decides about experimental drugs?

This article on Covid 19 was written by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport and is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own. When I get sick, I follow my doctor’s recommendations. As everyoneshould. Science Rules! But science … Continue reading

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Mortality Rates

This article on Covid 19 was written by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport and is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own.   The 1918 flu epidemic, the so-called Spanish flu, killed 675,000 people in the US … Continue reading

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Some things are hard to believe

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping anti-corruption package that they’re billing as a successor to post-Watergate reforms — updated for a potential post-Trump Washington.–Kyle Cheney Some things are hard to believe: A President … Continue reading

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Two interesting interviews

She Calls Her Opponent a ‘Racist,’ He Calls Her a ‘Radical’: Catching Up With Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95 By Amanda H. Cronin and Alec Giufurta She Calls Her Opponent a ‘Racist,’ He Calls Her a ‘Radical’: Catching Up With Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95 … Continue reading

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Wither the GOP

Arthur Ahrens of Branchport is the author of this article which is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own. Traditionally, the run-up to a convention sees a party attempting to tame rival factions and unite around … Continue reading

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Once it was the Army

Joseph Raymond McCarthy was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Wikipedia McCarthy was a bomb-thrower—and, in a sense, that is all he was. He would … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s 2019 Financial Disclosure

Reports are due May 15 of the following year. The House has 30 days more to post them. It isn’t clear why Tom waits till the last minute. Tom requested a 90 day extension this year; it isn’t clear why. … Continue reading

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