Author Archives: Paul Deaton

Book Review: The Hidden History Of The War On Voting

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote — and How to Get it Back by Thom Hartmann is a quick but important read for people who want or need to review the history and origins … Continue reading

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Slaying A Foreign Government Official

The politics of Iran has been on my radar since the Iranian Revolution when Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown in 1979 and an Islamic republic replaced the monarchy. I lived in Mainz, Germany that year. I was a mechanized infantry … Continue reading

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Questions About Our New War With Iran

At 3:15 a.m. CST my phone rang. It was an international call from Jordan. I don’t know anyone in Jordan and the caller did not leave a message. I know a few people who travel in the Middle East from … Continue reading

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Money And Theresa Greenfield

Theresa Greenfield is a Democrat running for U.S. Senate and appears ahead in the money game. She got positive press after third quarter fundraising numbers were released. She raised $1.1 million in Q3 compared to Joni Ernst who raised less … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History Of The Supreme Court

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America by Thom Hartmann is a quick but important read for people who want to review the history of the Supreme Court. At 168 pages, the book takes readers … Continue reading

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Michael Franken For U.S. Senate

Michael Franken (D-Sioux City) announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 26. There are now five candidates to challenge Joni Ernst. Franken has been telephoning potential donors and appearing at events around … Continue reading

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When To Swallow The Red Pill

Trish Nelson will be returning to the editor’s desk next week. Among things she did while on hiatus was ride a couple days of RAGBRAI, posting this photograph of pies behind empty church pews. The image says something more although … Continue reading

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State Auditor Rob Sand Speaks… Briefly

State Auditor Rob Sand spoke at the Zach Wahls birthday fundraiser in rural Johnson County on July 14. He was brief. Sand’s brevity is becoming a feature of his political tenure. Those of us who hear a lot of political … Continue reading

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Taking Seeds From The Prairie

Is it wrong to collect seeds from a prairie restoration project for use in a home garden or another prairie restoration project? I posed the question on social media. While the responses weren’t that many, they were a unanimous yes. … Continue reading

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Organizing The Organizers

The Democratic Party seems on the brink of descent into a primal ooze as we now debate political staffers forming unions in campaigns. What’s there to debate? Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg gets the overarching policy right. “Freedom means the ability … Continue reading

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