Monthly Archives: April 2017

20 Funniest Signs From The March For Science

Unfortunately we were unable to attend any of the Marches for Science last Saturday. There are only so many weekends in our lives and sometimes the family insists we get together. Like many of our generation we fancy ourselves armchair … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Happy Beltane Edition

May 1st holds some significance in nearly every culture in the northern hemisphere. Most likely this is because spring is getting warmer. Crops are being planted and even in ancient times there was a reasonable expectation that those crops would … Continue reading

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Signs Of Economic Cutbacks Due To Uncertainty?

A short discussion on the radio the other day caught my ear. Like so many we have our antennae up looking for signs that the great house of cards that Republicans claim are good economic policies will start coming apart … Continue reading

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Another War Based On Bogus Info?

“War” by Edwin Starr with scenes from Viet Nam Like so many we took the story of Bashar al-Assad using sarin gas on Syrians at face value. American media reported it almost in single voice with nearly nary a dissent … Continue reading

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Trump Rewarding Companies That Ship Jobs Overseas


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Hogg: We Need A Renewed Spirit of Citizenship In Iowa

A word from Senate Democrats Leader Rob Hogg With the conclusion of the awful 2017 legislative session, my attention is turning toward raising money, recruiting candidates, and helping Iowans get organized for the biggest political comeback in Iowa’s history in … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Surrender by Jack Hatch

by Paul Deaton If interested in Iowa Democratic politics, read No Surrender: Building a Progressive Agenda for Iowa with the Five Securities by former state senator Jack Hatch. Read it now. There are few long, contemporary narratives about the state … Continue reading

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Voter ID: Because Republicans Can Only Win By Using Voter Suppression

In light of the vote suppression law (aka voter ID), pushed by Republicans in the Iowa legislature, this is important. Republicans do not want you to vote. They want low turnout. They know Democrats win when there is high turnout. … Continue reading

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Legislative Forums Monday-Friday April 24-28

April 2017 04/24/2017 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Marti’s Monday Morning Coffee – Des Moines 04/27/2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Pints & Politics – Clinton 04/28/2017 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Legislative Forum – Davenport 04/28/2017 12:00 PM – … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Earth Day Edition 2017

Well, as in every year we focus on the one and only nest we and the millions of other species have to depend on in this universe. The rest of the year we don’t care. To prove how little Americans … Continue reading

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