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If You Think You Are Making a Difference in Iowa, You Are Right!

Ahhh!  Remember the “good ol’ days” when Howard Dean set off an explosion of Deaniac fervor in 2003? Democracy for Iowa gave birth to Blog for Iowa, as we joined the cause, in Deaniac style, along with several other non-Dean … Continue reading

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Iowa Book Blogger Makes 2009 Tweet for Literacy Campaign a Big Success

Iowa Book Blogger Makes 2009 Tweet for Literacy Campaign a Big Success by Linda ThiemanThe First Annual Tweet for Literacy campaign took place in November, 2009, during National Family Literacy Month. Four authors and three mom/book bloggers got together for … Continue reading

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The Lies of Sarah Palin: Serial Denier

The Lies of Sarah Palin: Serial Denier Oh, those gosh-darn liberal bloggers! They won’t let a gal get away with stretching the truth even just a little bit, don’t-cha know. Or even 32 documented times, in recent memory. Not that … Continue reading

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Fox Guards Hen House: New FDA Food Watchdog in Monsanto’s Back Pocket

Fox Guards Hen House: New FDA Food Watchdog in Monsanto's Back Pocket by Tom Philpott, Grist.orgMonsanto’s Man Taylor Returns to FDA in Food-czar RoleThe FDA [has] announced that Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto executive, had joined the agency as “senior … Continue reading

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Blog for Iowa’s Running Conversation! Hot Topic: Health Care

Blog for Iowa’s Running Conversation! Current Hot Topic: Health Care Several people have expressed an interest in being able to have a running conversation on Blog for Iowa.  It seems feasible now that we actually have quite a few people … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Don’t Let The Haters Bully Us re Gay Marriage!

Call to Action: Don't Let The Haters Bully Us re Gay Marriage! You've probably received a robocall from Iowa's former Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson about One Iowa's campaign to fight the lobbyists/haters who are trying to bully the Iowa legislature … Continue reading

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Iowa Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Iowa Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional Dear Iowa, You Make Us Proud!According to the New York Times, Iowa has become just the third state in the nation to approve same-sex marriage.  The decision came down today when the … Continue reading

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The Birth of Blog for Iowa: 5 Years Ago Today

FROM ALTA PRICE, Owner of BFIA:  After Howard Dean dropped out of the Presidential race, the thousands of committed activists inspired by his candidacy had to find an outlet for that passion, a way to preserve our community, and meaningful … Continue reading

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Ryan J. Davis: Howard Dean For HHS

Ryan J. Davis: Howard Dean For HHS Ryan J. Davis, Huffington PostTom Daschle's withdrawal leaves an opening at Health and Human Services. Howard Dean is the man for that job.Dean isn't given enough credit for his expert chairmanship of the … Continue reading

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President Obama Inauguration 2009

by Trish Nelson   Today was a truly amazing day.  The crowds were unbelievably huge, but well behaved and everyone was happy. The sense of joy and celebration carried the day even through long lines, cold temperatures, and standing for … Continue reading

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