Author Archives: Paul Deaton

Letting The Courts Decide

On Friday, April 15, the Iowa Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision to remove U.S. Senate Candidate Abby Finkenauer from the June 7 Democratic primary ballot. The court was concerned with three signatures on Finkenauer’s nominating papers. There is … Continue reading

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DeJear, Bohannan, U.S. Senate Candidates in Amana on April 24

On Sunday, April 24, beginning at 1 p.m., the Iowa County Democrats will host a number of Democratic candidates in a unique and fun type of fundraiser. Instead of candidates giving a speech in front of the entire audience, the … Continue reading

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Carbon Capture in Iowa

Carbon Capture in Iowa by Sheri Deal-Tyne, Health and Energy Policy Researcher, PSR, Iowa. A LodestoneAt this moment, three different carbon capture and pipeline projects have been proposed and are being debated in Iowa. The Iowa projects are significant at … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History of Big Brother in America

In The Hidden History of Big Brother in America: How the Death of Privacy and the Rise of Surveillance Threaten Us and Our Democracy, author Thom Hartmann focuses on Big Data and its consequences for all aspects of our lives. … Continue reading

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Democrat Elle Wyant is Running for Iowa House District 91

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/12/22 Elle Wyant Elle for Iowa elleforiowa@gmail.com ELLE FOR IOWA. ALL IOWANS.  Marengo, IA — LGBTQ+ activist Elle Wyant announced her campaign for the Iowa House of Representatives today in House District 91, representing both Iowa County … Continue reading

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Start With The Schools

Republicans in the Iowa legislature are best to start with the schools. That is, choke funding, limit collective bargaining with union employees, restrict local control during a pandemic, and control the curriculum, especially as it pertains to racial equity. If … Continue reading

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Swallowing The CCS Proposition

Two corporations plan to install Carbon Capture and Sequestration technology to collect CO2 emissions at about 40 ethanol and fertilizer plants spread across Iowa. Next, they plan to permanently bury the resulting liquefied CO2 in deep rock formations in North … Continue reading

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Shine More Light On CCS

The more sunshine that falls on Carbon Capture and Sequestration plans of Summit Carbon Solutions and Navigator CO2 Ventures the better. On Sunday, Erin Jordan of the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported something surprising: “Scientists with the Iowa Geological Survey say … Continue reading

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Climate Change Is Missing In CCS Debate

The language used by supporters of carbon capture and sequestration in Iowa is very specific. Not only doesn’t it include the words “climate change,” it specifically avoids mentioning it. This is a long-standing practice among major agricultural groups. As mentioned … Continue reading

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CCS Push Back And Climate Change

When we took the land after the 1832 Black Hawk Purchase, it was decimated to make neatly cut rectangles of farmland. People are used to that now. Today Iowa farmland is used mostly as a production landscape for hogs, cattle, … Continue reading

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