Author Archives: Paul Deaton

CGRER Iowa Climate Statement 2021

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, The University if Iowa Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research released their annual climate statement at a press conference. Titled Iowa Climate Statement 2021: Strengthening Iowa’s Electric Infrastructure, it was signed by hundreds of Iowa … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Decarbonization Imperative

It’s easy to write a post on social media that says we should reduce greenhouse gas emissions then add a hashtag like #ActOnClimate. What’s harder is knowing what greenhouse gases are at work across the economy and the steps required … Continue reading

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Who Has Standing On Military Affairs?

The Republican approach to oversight of our military is curious and ineffective. On the one hand they vehemently criticize the administration’s handling of our country’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. On the other, Senator Tom Cotton sponsored legislation ending U.S. funding for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History of American Healthcare

In The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Others Insanely Rich, author Thom Hartmann returns to familiar themes of greed, racism and oligarchic corruption. He applies them to a system of healthcare that profits the … Continue reading

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76 Years After The Atomic Bombings

World War II veterans were still living when our family moved back to Iowa in 1993. In each conversation with one of them, I asked about the Aug. 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan and the Nagasaki bombing three … Continue reading

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Cranes For Our Future

Friday was the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Monday is the anniversary of Nagasaki. The world little realized the devastation caused by President Harry Truman’s decision to detonate those bombs. In response to the anniversary, the … Continue reading

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Glenn Hurst Announces For U.S. Senate

DR. GLENN HURST ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR THE U.S. SENATE MINDEN, Iowa, July 29, 2021—Today Dr. Glenn Hurst of Minden announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Hurst, a physician and health administrator in Pottawattamie County, cites the impact of healthcare … Continue reading

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Doing The Right Thing

Governor Kim Reynolds has neither the bandwidth nor expertise to manage the coronavirus pandemic. I didn’t vote for her, yet that is cold comfort. As COVID-19 cases increase in Iowa, and in all 50 states, her latest statement is evidence … Continue reading

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Democrat Dave Muhlbauer Kicks Off 99-County Tour

US Senate Candidate Dave Muhlbauer Announces First Leg of 99-County Tour MANILLA, Iowa — Democrat Dave Muhlbauer today announced that he’ll kick-off of his first 99 county tour of Iowa this Friday, July 30th. Muhlbauer is a fifth-generation family farmer, … Continue reading

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Niazy, Hale, Warnagiris And Our Endless War

Veteran Decries Inconsistent Justice by Ed Flaherty The story of Zalmay Niazy of Iowa Falls has been well-publicized.  He was an interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan for several years, has lived in Iowa Falls for several years, where he … Continue reading

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