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Prevent war by embracing diplomacy with North Korea, Iran
Donald Trump is playing a very scary game right now of Russian roulette with nuclear weapon wielding countries.
If he continues in this vein we are in very real danger of bringing back the nuclear insanity of the 50s and 60s Cold War, but this time with countries who do not bring the same commonality of experience to the table and whose ambitions and confrontational behavior make for very unstable trigger fingers.
Meanwhile Trump is busy trying to decertify a nuclear agreement with Iran that everyone agrees has been complied with, while at the same time he is playing nuclear brinksmanship with North Korea, a country he should be using diplomacy to make an agreement with. We can only thank and hope that all Tompkins County members of Congress are speaking out to support diplomacy and counteract Donald Trump’s aggressive stance. The president’s actions send signals to other nations. won’t hold up its end of the bargain.
We already have one nuclear crisis let’s not manufacture another one. Let us exert our power and influence by asking help from other countries rather than escalating a situation with boast and bluster.
New York’s ‘left behind’ communities
Many Americans still feel left behind by the recent economic recovery. Our research shows that these anxieties are not misplaced. Economic well being varies drastically between communities, often blocks apart from one another. One in six Americans are living in distressed communities nationwide, rural and urban alike.
Luckily, Rep. Tom Reed is leading Congress to reverse these trends by co sponsoring the Investing in Opportunity Act,
bipartisan legislation designed to inject new life into America’s economy by connecting “left behind” communities with long term private investments. This legislation will be particularly helpful for New York, where 11.5 percent of the population lives in a distressed ZIP code. With tax reform under consideration in Washington right now, supporting the inclusion of the Investing in Opportunity Act is an immediate opportunity to help revitalize distressed communities across the nation.
At a time when the American Dream seems in doubt for many, these policymakers are working to give every New York community the chance to thrive.
Steve Glickman and John Lettieri are co founders of the Economic Innovation Group.
Good Samaritan helps change tire
I had a wonderful experience with a helpful young man recently.
My husband and I were trying to fix a flat tire and were running into some problems. A young man, Tyler Reeves of Genoa, came up and offered to help.
As it turns out, he has had quite a bit of experience with changing flat tires and said that he was more than happy to help. He proceeded to get the car jacked up, change the tire and also helped us put everything away. Kudos to Tyler Reeves!