Author Archives: Paul Deaton

Gardening The Climate Crisis

Gardening is one of the most popular activities on the planet. Whether one lives in an apartment, in a single-family home, or on a farm, local food and flower production can be satisfying on multiple levels. A garden can be … Continue reading

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Nuclear Weapons Must Be Eliminated

I’m mad about nuclear weapons spending. The Trump administration plans to spend far more than President Obama on the U.S. nuclear weapons complex. Depending on time frame, the administration will see Obama’s trillion dollars and raise it another half trillion. … Continue reading

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Nuclear Abolition in Trump World

Elimination of nuclear weapons remains a priority for many of us who followed disarmament progress through the years. Our work hasn’t ended. What should be our priorities in Trump World? To a large extent, society answered that question in the … Continue reading

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Act On Climate

Every few years, interest in climate change spikes, according to internet search frequency reported by Google Trends. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5º C above pre-industrial levels … Continue reading

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Prairie Progressive – Withered And Whining

Reprinted with permission from the Fall 2018 issue of The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. Bobby Kaufmann is not a victim. He may be an aggrieved party from time to time, but victim? No. His latest grievance was expressed … Continue reading

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Rob Sand Is The Watchdog Iowa Needs

It’s time to wake up the watchdog by electing Rob Sand as state auditor. State auditor is a low glamor elected office responsible to audit the books, records and accounts of every department of state government annually. Iowans should want … Continue reading

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Tim Gannon on Iowa Press

A message from the Tim Gannon for Agriculture campaign: Were you able to watch the first Secretary of Agriculture debate on Iowa Press last weekend? If not, check it out by clicking below. The entire time, Tim’s opponent twisted himself … Continue reading

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Gardening In End Times

(Editor’s Note: Trish Nelson will return  from summer break next week. Thanks for all the likes, clicks, views and comments while I’ve been filling in.) I’ve been a gardener since we got married. We planted a few tomatoes near the … Continue reading

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Hard Road To Winning

My first election campaign spoiled me. I stopped at the Democratic headquarters in Davenport, Iowa in 1964, after paying the bill for my newspaper route, to stuff envelopes during Lyndon Johnson’s re-election campaign. Other campaign workers gave me a campaign … Continue reading

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Late Summer Reading – 2018 Version

If you’re like me, most of what we read is on line articles. I also read full length books and have a goal on Goodreads to finish 16 this year. Among the ones I’ve finished and recommend are: Confessions of … Continue reading

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