Category Archives: Political

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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A Multiculturalism Constitutional Amendment

Arthur Ahrens of Branchport is the author of this article which is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own. R.M.S. in Lebanon, CT, writes: I read that a recent poll reveals the majority of the U.S. disagrees with … Continue reading

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Why we like President Trump

Bring on the lovers, liars and clowns! Old situations. New complications. Nothing portentous or polite; Tragedy tomorrow. Comedy tonight! — Stephen Sondheim “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help. “ — Reagan … Continue reading

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Paycheck Protection loans to Corning businesses from ProPublica

Click on the links to see how many positions were promised to be protected for eight weeks. Recipient CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS Location CORNING, NY Business Type Non-Profit Organization Loan Amount $2-5 million Date Approved April 11, 2020 Recipient CORNING … Continue reading

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Covid 19, Part III

Arthur Ahrens of Branchport is the author of this article which is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own. A nuclear reactor is a marvelous piece of technology. Electricity is generated by turbines driven by steam … Continue reading

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Covid 19, Sequel

Arthur Ahrens of Branchport is the author of this article which is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own. “We are seeing at the moment that the pandemic can’t be fought with lies and disinformation, and … Continue reading

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