Nov 5

2023

Monday Morning Read

Jim Heaney offers up no fewer than 13 stories (and the new Beatles song). Leading off: subsidies to a company that doesn't need them.

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Moog, which shook down the Erie County IDA for its 14th subsidy earlier this year, reported a 35 percent jump in profits for the third quarter. Reported The Buffalo News: “The company said it expects its ongoing pricing and simplification efforts to further improve Moog’s profitability in the coming years.”

Ken Kruly has last-minute news regarding this week’s general election.

Nick Langworthy was one of 24 House Republicans who voted last week to expel George Santos.  The measure failed.

Buffalo Rising had an interesting podcast interview with Frits Abell.

I find this ironic: politicians complaining we’re not selling enough legalized pot.

Politico reports that Andrew Cuomo is using the courts, and state tax dollars, in an effort to rehabilitate his tattered reputation.

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Remember the scandal in Flint, Michigan, involving lead in the drinking water? The investigation is over and no one is being held accountable.

John Fetterman (Pennsylvania senator) is one unconventional politician.

Mike Johnson (new House speaker) is a scary one.

The Marshall Project reports there’s been yet another increase in the frequency of mass shootings in the United States.


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There’s a book and film out about Bayard Rustin, a key behind-the-scenes player in the civil rights movement. Reviews are mixed.

Axios details the history of the U.S.’s military and economic aid to Israel.

The new song released Thursday by the Beatles is OK. The video, not so much. What’s with all the goofy images of John Lennon?

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