Author Archives: Paul Deaton

Thomas Jefferson to Ho Chi Minh

Thomas Jefferson to Ho Chi Minh: The Long Road of the Declaration of Independence A Guest Post by Gary Sanders Hostilities between England and the American colonies had been brewing for years, but boiled over in the skirmish between English … Continue reading

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Greenfield: Wheeler Must Step Down Immediately

At a June 22 press conference U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield said since Joni Ernst hasn’t called for the resignation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler over 52 new Renewable Fuel Standard waivers she will. And she did. … Continue reading

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Theresa Greenfield Wants A Real Conversation With Iowans

What conversation does Joni Ernst want to have with Iowans about the fall election for United States Senate? If a recent advertisement by the National Republican Senatorial Committee is an indication, she doesn’t want any conversation with Iowans. She’s letting … Continue reading

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Get Ready To Vote For Joe Biden

Now that the primary elections are behind us it is time to look ahead politically toward the general election. Get ready to vote for Joe Biden as president. Biden is the only thing standing between us and another four years … Continue reading

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Earth Day 50 Years Later

I helped organize my home town for the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970. Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders’ Dec. 24, 1968 Earthrise photograph changed the way we look at our lives. We became aware of the fragility of human … Continue reading

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Kimberly Graham – A Voice For ‘Us’

On Tuesday, March 17, Blog for Iowa conducted a telephone interview with U.S. Senate candidate Kimberly Graham. We had intended to do an in-person interview but in consideration of the coronavirus pandemic we maintained social distancing. Graham was thoughtful in … Continue reading

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Theresa Greenfield – Jobs To Get Done

On Saturday, Feb. 22, I met with U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield at a coffee shop in Coralville, immediately after her appearance at the Linn County Phoenix Club. She arrived on time and was thoughtful in her answers to my … Continue reading

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Can Michael Franken Beat Joni Ernst?

I’d just secured the last part of my barter share from a local CSA — a large bag of heads of garlic. I put seven or eight of them into a lunch bag and headed along Highway One toward Iowa … Continue reading

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Thom Hartmann Interview, Part I

If the Iowa precinct caucuses created doubt about the efficacy of our voting process, we are not the only ones with concern. Thom Hartmann, the number one progressive-talk-show host in the United States wrote the book, The Hidden History of … Continue reading

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Media’s Theft From The Commons

“Right-wing media have been laying the groundwork for Trump’s acquittal for half a century,” Nicole Hemmer wrote in the New York Times. “These tactics (i.e. minimize Trump’s transgressions and paint a picture of non-stop Democratic scandals) are not inventions of … Continue reading

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