Category Archives: Political

Covid 19

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. With the daily number of new coronavirus infections surging to a record high yesterday of … Continue reading

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Primary challenges

Would NY-23 Republicans prefer Tom Reed if he had a challenger? We have no idea, because he hasn’t had a serious one. Josh Gottheimer, co-chair with Reed of the Problem Solvers Caucus, does. Gottheimer’s challenger is Arati Kreibich, a progressive … Continue reading

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Four House votes on June 29

These measures passed the House on mostly party-line votes: H.R. 1425 — “To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the … Continue reading

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Buzz words and phrases

America will never be Socialist — DJT Never say never. — Folk wisdom Buzz words needn’t be organized in a coherent manner; they can be jumbled together in a “word salad.” There needn’t be a theme. For example: Here’s news … Continue reading

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Believe it or not

   The buck stops here. — Harry S. Truman Can you believe it? President Eisenhower was embarrassed by a scandal over a fur coat and one lie he told. After Richard Nixon, accused of crime, cover-up, and lying about it, … Continue reading

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The Congress shall assemble

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, … –The Constitution I am supportive of going in person and doing that legislative process. — Rep Tom Reed Reed said that while he is supportive of returning to work … Continue reading

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Will stimulus work?

In an article in Politico, Joshua Zeitz discusses the question of making the stimulus work. He writes: Sweeping in its ambition, the (CARES ACT) package endeavors to infuse hundreds of thousands of small businesses, tens of millions of individuals and … Continue reading

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Government of, by, and for the Government.

Erik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile … Continue reading

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Trump at Dana

Trump’s visit to the former tank plant north of Detroit came a day after he signed into law the so-called United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a replacement for the much-maligned North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed by then-President Bill Clinton … Continue reading

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NPR interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

All Things Considered co-host Mary Louise Kelly interviews Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about U.S. policy in Iran and about the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. https://www.npr.org/2020/01/24/798579754/transcript-nprs-full-interview-with-secretary-of-state-mike-pompeo    

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