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Futile Wars

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. –Dwight D. Eisenhower. When the war finally ended on July 27, 1953, the North had been devastated by three years of … Continue reading

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Destroyed by President Trump

Truth in politics Politicians’ lies, even flagrant lies, no longer matter. Far more are fooled all of the time than Lincoln may have imagined. The Constitution’s Emoluments Clause The Emoluments Clause is moot. There is no means for enforcement except … Continue reading

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Rep. Tenney responds to mass murder with a fundraising message

Rep. Tenney responds to mass murder with a fundraising message. She writes: According to the president, the MAGA crowd is the most extreme group in history. More extreme than Nazis. Worse than the KKK, even! Those groups (MAGA, Nazis, KKK) … Continue reading

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A New House Select Committee on Aging

The “House Permanent Select Committee on Aging” was a permanent select committee of the House from 1974 to 1992. Now there are proposals for a new committee. H.Res.583, “Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish a Permanent … Continue reading

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Corning Farewell

They met some big wheels, and do not    Let you forget it. — Auden I went to Tom Reed’s April 21st Corning farewell meeting and found it interesting. There were about 30 people there mostly family, staff, and government … Continue reading

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How we got where we are

Trump was using Ukraine as a plaything for his own purposes — Fiona Hill quoted by Robert Draper Robert Draper, interviewing Fiona Hill, reports missteps by several US Administrations with respect to V. Putin in The New York Times Magazine. … Continue reading

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Two Bills addressing cost of Insulin

The Democrats Bill which passed the House on March 31: Introduced in House (02/25/2022) H.R. 6833 —Affordable Insulin Now Act (The Democrats’ Bill) CRS Summary: This bill limits cost-sharing for insulin under private health insurance and the Medicare prescription drug … Continue reading

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Rep. Tenney on veterans injured by burn pits

House and Senate passed separate bills addressing relief for veterans injured by burn pits. Both bills purport to help soldiers injured by toxins. H.R. 3967 – Honoring our PACT Act of 2021 – has 100 cosponsors, mostly Democrats. The Senate … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin for Governor — Part I

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) has been named the presumptive nominee for Governor of New York by both the New York Republican and Conservative Parties. Other candidates would need to petition to get on the ballot. Lee Zeldin on “Securing our Streets.” PUBLIC SAFETY … Continue reading

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Tom Reed on Fracking, then and now.

 “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.“ Tom Reed in 2013: Reed sang the praises of natural gas and hydrofracking last February (2013) when he became co-chairman of this (Natural Gas Caucus) caucus when he said: “Our country has been blessed … Continue reading

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