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Public Service As An Expression of an Authentic Self

This article, which focuses on  NYS Senate candidate Leslie Banks Burke (Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates & part of Tompkins Counties) was submitted by Lee Marcus, friend of the New NY 23rd. Lee is a writer who lives in Arkport.   … 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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Tom Reed’s latest effort to instruct his constituents

With a recent e-mail to constituents, Tom Reed offers us another slanted poll. Do you believe universities receiving public funding should be required to spend a portion of their non-taxed financial assets and donations (endowment) to assist students from middle … Continue reading

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Two views on H.R. 5 “Student Success Act”

On H.R. 5 “Student Success Act,” Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) wrote: On Wednesday, I was honored to stand up for parental rights by voting no on ‪#‎HR5‬, the bill to reauthorize ‪#‎NoChildLeftBehind‬. The bill increases federal control of education. Here are … Continue reading

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Standardized Testing

Tom Reed claims the EMPOWER (Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources) Act would allow parents to opt-out of annual standardized testing required for their children by No Child Left Behind, such as the assessments aligned with Common Core. … Continue reading

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Tom Reed on Student Success

I support the right of parents to make decisions regarding the education of their children. Parents should play an active role in determining what standardized tests their children take. I want to make sure this decision is clear in that … Continue reading

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Running against Washington

Join with us to defeat the Washington machine & unleash the American dream.–Sen. Rand Paul Most Americans’ foreign policy judgments are sound and realistic; it’s Washington that tends toward extremism in one direction or another.–Rep. Justin Amash 5-19-15 We stand … Continue reading

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Safe Act, Fracking Ban, and now Common Core

Remember the SAFE Act? In one context it can be seen as the controversial New York State law that unified many Upstaters to protect their rights to own a firearm. Many angry New Yorkers were convinced that the State Government overstepped … Continue reading

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Stop it!

A compromise between us is Impossible–“Under which Lyre,” Auden What do these have in common? Stop Fast Track For one thing, they all urge action without clearly explaining why. Too often such advertising promotes only one side of an issue, … Continue reading

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Tom Reed loses his cool

Rather, King Cuomo caved to downstate special interests and closed any possibility of New York leading the nation…–Rep. Tom Reed King Cuomo? Really Tom, isn’t that an exaggeration? (In case you missed it, Tom used that phrase twice.) Andrew Cuomo … Continue reading

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