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By Mike Sigler   I hear a lot of talk about bipartisanship but rarely do I see it in practice. I usually see it as a ploy to convince people that your motives are pure and more often than not, as a way to mask your intention … more
As Thanksgiving has come and gone, it gives me hope, but also a worry I can’t seem to shake. I tend to stay on local issues with energy policy and the salt mine leading the way, but in the … more
Let’s face it. The United States is indeed a nation of immigrants, but throughout our history, we’ve consistently tried to filter that generous impulse through a racist screen. The … more
This intentionally sounds like the setup to a joke and while some of our national political discourse has devolved into exactly that, there is no punchline to be offered here. There is, however, a … more
By Kathy Zahler   You might be wondering why we are voting in yet another primary on Sept. 13. Why is New York the only state in the union to have separate primaries for federal (congressional) and state elections in 2018? … more
By Mike Sigler   The first and only time I met President Bill Clinton was on a press line while interning for CNBC. He was just starting his run for the Democratic nomination. He later spoke at my Northeastern University … more
Kathy Zahler   From time to time, I fall into the trap of responding to people’s social media comments. It’s a bad habit. Recently, TCDC shared a Washington Post link that listed our Congressional candidate, Tracy … more
Mike Sigler   I know a lot of my friends and constituents are not a fan of Tom Reed. They don’t like the way he campaigns and/or some of his stances or that he supported President Trump early on in the presidential race. … more
I read with great interest my Republican counterpart’s column on bipartisanship last week, in which he touted gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro as the real deal. Indeed, if you look at Mr. … more
Sometimes I feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, reliving the same day, fighting the same battle. The county legislature has made it clear that it does not support any new natural gas … more
Getting to the pollsGadabout will be offering free rides to the polls on election day. There are no qualifications necessary to ride. To reserve your ride call (607) 273-1878 by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, … more
This coming Nov. 6 election will see a three-way contested race for Tompkins County Sheriff. Incumbent Ken Lansing will be running on the Independence line, former undersheriff Derek Osborne will be … more
Kathy Zahler   In 1991, the year I moved back to Tompkins County, Anita Hill challenged Clarence Thomas as he sat through Senate confirmation hearings for a seat on the Supreme Court. She accused him of sexual … more
I’ve been doing this politics thing for half a century, ever since my mother hauled me downtown to stuff envelopes for a guy who was running as the antiwar candidate for U.S. Senator. He lost, … more
Imagine walking out to your mailbox this week and finding a yellow envelope with a logo on it that says RIP Medical Debt, a subject you know a lot about as you have been fighting to deal with it for … more
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