Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Courtney Report

Thanks to everyone who shared their concerns, ideas and hopes with me in 2011. Your input helps shape what happens in the Legislature. Last session, the bipartisan effort to provide every Iowa four-year-old with high-quality early education was at risk … Continue reading

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If You Do The Math – Republicans Don’t Add Up.

Unless you have been living in a hole for the past 3 years, one thing should be pretty apparent – the Republican Party has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the wealthiest one tenth of one percent in this country. … Continue reading

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The Other Iowa Caucus Tuesday, January 3rd

Here’s a chance to discuss actual issues. “Hawkeye Vision 2012: Caucusing for Working Families“ Presented by the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund. Please join us for a political roundtable featuring key Democratic leaders who will offer the progressive viewpoint … Continue reading

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The Most Disturbing Thing About The GOP Selection Process

We could not agree more with this sentiment or have said it better.  John Nichols on the Thom Hartmann show today said this: “…The most unsettling thing is what the Republican contest has said about our media.  By and large, … Continue reading

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Congressman Braley Under Assault By Tea Party Candidates

[Editor’s note:  This was a close race in 2010.   Please chip in if you can.] Already, three Tea Party Republican candidates have declared that they’re running against me, including the chosen candidate of the secret donor-funded, Republican-backed American Future Fund, … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Braley

Happy Festival Of Lights, Etc.

Dear Folks, Happy Festival of Lights, Happy Yuletide, Happy Winter Solstice Merry Third Day of Christmas Look up, Stars are real close All around here, Let’s get ready for the Cruise, Peace that Passeth All Understanding to You and Yours, … Continue reading

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The “People’s Caucus” Will Be Televised

Support the “people’s caucus,” support the Occupy movement, support a progressive agenda, support progressive Democrats,  attend the official Iowa caucus, support the Democratic party and support our President, Barack Obama.  There is no reason why Democrats or progressive activists have … Continue reading

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Building The Progressive Movement Inside And Outside The Democratic Party In 2012

Building the Progressive Movement Inside and Outside the Democratic Party When:  Friday, December  30, 2011,  1:30-5:30 p.m. Where:  First Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Avenue, Des Moines IA 50315 Description: Welcome/overview—John Nichols, from The Nation, will moderate and lead a guided … Continue reading

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This Week On The Fallon Forum: Pre-Caucuspalooza, John Nichols

Monday – Thursday from 7:00-800 pm, join us for the fusion of politics and civility at 98.3 WOW-FM and on-line at  Call (515) 312-0983 or (866) 908-TALK to participate in the conversation.  If you miss the show, you can … Continue reading

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Thanks To “Obama Cares,” Medicare Doughnut Hole Is Shrinking

[From USA Today, not exactly a liberal propaganda machine.] WASHINGTON – More than 2.65 million Medicare recipients have saved more than $1.5 billion on their prescriptions this year, a $569-per-person average, while premiums have remained stable, the government plans to … Continue reading

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