Category Archives: Rights

Looking back at a career

Jeffrey Toobin, writing in the Feb. 29th issue of “The New Yorker,” gives us a refreshing look at a much discussed subject–recommended. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/29/antonin-scalia-looking-backward  

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Tough Town Hall Questions for Rep. Reed

  Congress Tom Reed will be hold a series of Town Hall Meetings on Saturday, February 20. He has not announced his schedule, yet, but the Town of Starkey (Yates) Clerk let the secret out when she announced that he … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Survey Questions Analyzed

I recently received the 2015 Official U.S. Government Survey from Rep. Reed’s office.  We were told that “your responses are necessary to help guide federal policy.” These issues are complex; many questions give simplified descriptions that do not inform the … 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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Don’t Let Lady Liberty’s Beacon Go Out!

This article was submitted by Cath Kestler, a Silver Creek resident Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Rule on an Obamacare Technicality this Month

Some time the month te Supreme Court will announce their ruling on an Obamacare technicality that could outlaw the health insurance policies of over  6 million Americans. The technicality revolves around tax credit subsidies. The law states that subsidies can be given … Continue reading

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Social Security Questions, Comments, and Accusations at the Big Flats Town Hall Meeting

 A 2014 CBS News Poll asked the following question: “Overall, do you think the benefits from Social Security are worth the cost of the program for taxpayers, or are they not worth the cost?” Worth it–73%      Not worth it–21% … Continue reading

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