Author Archives: Paul Deaton

Rob Sand Is The Watchdog Iowa Needs

It’s time to wake up the watchdog by electing Rob Sand as state auditor. State auditor is a low glamor elected office responsible to audit the books, records and accounts of every department of state government annually. Iowans should want … Continue reading

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Tim Gannon on Iowa Press

A message from the Tim Gannon for Agriculture campaign: Were you able to watch the first Secretary of Agriculture debate on Iowa Press last weekend? If not, check it out by clicking below. The entire time, Tim’s opponent twisted himself … Continue reading

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Gardening In End Times

(Editor’s Note: Trish Nelson will return  from summer break next week. Thanks for all the likes, clicks, views and comments while I’ve been filling in.) I’ve been a gardener since we got married. We planted a few tomatoes near the … Continue reading

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Hard Road To Winning

My first election campaign spoiled me. I stopped at the Democratic headquarters in Davenport, Iowa in 1964, after paying the bill for my newspaper route, to stuff envelopes during Lyndon Johnson’s re-election campaign. Other campaign workers gave me a campaign … Continue reading

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Late Summer Reading – 2018 Version

If you’re like me, most of what we read is on line articles. I also read full length books and have a goal on Goodreads to finish 16 this year. Among the ones I’ve finished and recommend are: Confessions of … Continue reading

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Preparing For Fall Campaigns – Kevin Kinney

The last week of August signals the end of summer. As school begins and the season wraps into the Labor Day weekend, political campaigns retool for a push to close the deal with the electorate. Maybe readers didn’t know negotiations … Continue reading

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The Clean Power Plan Is Not Killing Coal

We’ve known the 45th president seeks to eliminate regulations on the fossil fuel industry so it’s no surprise he announced his intention to modify the Clean Power Plan developed by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency. The plan was announced by … Continue reading

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Back To School With State Senator Joe Bolkcom

By State Senator Joe Bolkcom Where did the summer go! Time is moving on! The signs of a new school year are everywhere! Good luck to all our students getting back to school! We have our work cut out for … Continue reading

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Iowa Democratic Veterans Caucus Shunned

The 2018 midterms are going to be a pisser and nothing indicates the bitter intensity of the upcoming electoral contest like publicly shunning the Iowa Democratic Veterans Caucus. Whether or not there should be a veterans caucus, and a state … Continue reading

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Jeff Sessions Is Overworked

Poor Jeff Sessions seemed overworked at an event in Des Moines last week. Sessions is the 84th Attorney General of the United States and apparently a snowflake. In a room full of judges and lawyers Sessions assailed the judicial branch … Continue reading

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