Author Archives: Paul Deaton

When We All Vote

Your vote is your voice. Have that conversation with your friends, family and neighbors. When We All Vote, we all do better. Register and volunteer at http://whenweallvote.org.

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Prairie Dog’s Summer Reading List 2018

Reprinted with permission from the Summer 2018 issue of The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. The Prairie Progressive is funded entirely by reader subscription, available only in hard copy for $12/yr. Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa City … Continue reading

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Corn, Crops And Climate Change

Summer in a Climate Changing Iowa By Natalia Welzenbach-Marcu | Iowa Environmental Focus Iowa summers have always been hot and humid, but the summer of 2018 in particular has had unusual temperature spikes early in the season. Brutal waves of … Continue reading

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EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation At Risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s historic Car/SUV standards prevent six billion metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. President Trump’s EPA has not weakened the standards but clearly intends to do so. If citizens don’t defend Car/SUV greenhouse … Continue reading

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Building A Blue Wave

People are excited by the prospect of flipping the Iowa House and governorship in November. I share the excitement, and note such voters are engaged in politics more than most who will show up at the polls. I’ll be convinced … Continue reading

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Break In At A Nuclear Weapons Storage Facility

Yesterday, a group of peace activists gained access to a site on a German Air Force Base where 20 U.S. nuclear weapons are stored. “The peace activists cut through razor wire and some other fences and several made it to … Continue reading

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The Great American Give-Away

The Trump administration is giving away access to our public lands for discovery and exploitation of minerals and fossil fuel reserves. Conservatives and mining interests are setting a place at the table to get their share. “Trump signed a pair … Continue reading

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Thomas Frank To Read At Prairie Lights

What’s the Matter With Kansas and Listen, Liberal author and journalist Thomas Frank will read from his new book of essays, Rendezvous With Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society on July 18 at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Bookstore Iowa City. … Continue reading

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Important Changes In Early Voting

With Iowa’s new voter ID law the rules changed for early voting. Here’s good information from Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert about the new rules. I modified the press release to make it applicable statewide. It’s less than 120 days … Continue reading

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Help For Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

A lot of pixels have been spilled over the primary election win of Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on June 26. Regardless of the methods of her election or her platform — or the buzz around beating 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in … Continue reading

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