Category Archives: Political

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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House Clerk’s new website

If you are used to the previous website to keep up with the proceedings of the House of Representatives or to view public disclosures, you may find the new website (July 2020) confusing. You can now find the floor summary … Continue reading

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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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