Category Archives: pro-life/pro-choice

Reed buys AHCA without looking at the cost

The House Ways and Means Committee, which includes Rep. Tom Reed, voted to approve the American Health Care Act,  before the costs of the proposed ACA replacement has been determined. Reed, who has constantly complained about the national debt, the deficit, … Continue reading

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Does Reed share Trump’s Values?

Today’s (Sunday, April 17) Finger Lakes Times “Insight” section’s top of the page headline announces, “Group to Reed…your endorsement of Donald Trump raises many significant questions”. The article is an Open Letter to Rep. Tom Reed. The group, Tools for … Continue reading

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What does Pro-Life Really Mean?

Donald Trump’s “Town Hall” with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews this week opened up a discussion on what it means to be Pro-Life. Anti-Abortionists have framed their philosophy into a simple idiom that sounds pretty positive. Pro-Life. It is easy for people … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed and the Planned Parenthood Investigation

In June at his Big Flats Town Hall Meeting Rep. Tom Reed promised the crowd that he would “stand with the funding for Planned Parenthood.” (Ithaca Voice–which has a link to the audio recording of his complete quote.) Fast-forward to  September 18, … Continue reading

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Privacy and Equality in the Constitution

To get the word male . . . out of the Constitution cost the women of the country fifty-two years of pauseless campaign.–Carrie Chapman Catt Writing in the May 25th issue of The New Yorker, historian Jill Lepore discusses the history of the … Continue reading

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Carly Fiorina

There is a man-made lack of water in California — and Washington manages the water for the farmers.–Carly Fiorina Carly Fiorina, a Republican expected to run for President in 2016, doesn’t blame the California drought on global climate change but … Continue reading

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Progressives: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate

The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate If progressives are to win in the future, we must present a clear moral vision to the country— a moral vision common to all progressives. It … Continue reading

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