Monthly Archives: January 2012

Iowa Legislators Need To Hear From Public

G** advocate groups and the NR* are pushing a new law in the Iowa legislature.   HF *** would make it even more ok than it already is for someone to kill someone as long as they feel threatened (even if … Continue reading

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President Obama: “I Intend To Fight Obstructionism With Action”

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Congressman Loebsack’s Reaction to President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

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Himaliowa Haiku

Himaliowa haiku by jonshu In Butterfly Morning we Rise UP and FLY AHO! Happy Chinese New Year In this Year of the Dragon 2012 Jonshu

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This Week On The Fallon Forum: Should Democrats Count The GOP Votes?

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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Traffic Cameras, Politics, And Civil Liberties

[by Rod Sullivan] [Reprinted with permission from Rod Sullivan’s weekly newsletter, Sullivan’s Salvos.   Sullivan is a thoughtful, outspoken, progressive Democrat who can be counted on to let everyone know exactly where he stands and to not go along with … Continue reading

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Weekly Observations – Money Matters

Keeping An Eye Out For ALEC With the start of the legislative session here in Iowa, citizens and journalists need to keep an eye out for ALEC legislation trying to get its foot in the door. Last year Republicans offered … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: How Rich Are Our Presidents?

Lots of talk this week about Mitt Romney and the incredible bulge in his back pocket. Estimates of his fortune go as high as $250 million, but Mitt seems quite reluctant to share how much he has. So that brings … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

Iowa veterans deserve our support On January 18, hundreds of veterans from around the state visited the Iowa Capitol to meet with legislators. I was pleased to welcome local veterans to the Senate and listen to their concerns and ideas. … Continue reading

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Time To Inform Ourselves On ALEC

The legislature is starting up once more. Most of us have a preconceived idea that we took away from grade school civics that our local elected representatives act with local concerns at the top of their lists. But as with … Continue reading

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