Author Archives: Trish Nelson

Mike Franken Schools Grassley on Leadership on Iowa Press

There is no doubt Iowa needs Mike Franken to replace Chuck Grassley. On this weekend’s edition of Iowa Press Franken calmly and surely and without partisan talking points, showed viewers, in a way that the Iowa press has not, that … Continue reading

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Will Our Democracy Survive?

The Day Democracy Died: Listening to Washington and McLean by Nicholas Johnson published with permission George Washington warned his “Friends and Fellow-Citizens” there could be days like this in his farewell address of September 19, 1796. Political parties could become … Continue reading

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How We Got Here

Check out this interview with Anne Nelson, author of Shadow Network: Media, Money and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right. She explains in fascinating yet shocking detail exactly how we got here and why the right’s use of the … Continue reading

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Wanted: Democratic Candidates in Seven Iowa Senate Districts

Important message from Senator Rob Hogg: Help win back the Iowa Senate After the primary, here is the lineup of Iowa Senate Democratic candidates who need your support. Dear Iowans: Now that the primary is over, it is time to … Continue reading

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Watch Juneteenth: The Movement on Iowa PBS

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

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Deidre DeJear Delivers On Iowa Press

After the usual rather hostile political questions (read the full transcript here), someone finally asked a policy question. AP reporter David Pitt:  “I’m wondering what you do as Governor if the Iowa Supreme Court decides to overturn the previous ruling … Continue reading

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Iowans For Responsible Gun Laws To Launch Thursday

Iowans For Responsible Gun Laws to launch Thursday No matter our race, background or neighborhood, Iowans know that the majority of us favor commonsense gun safety laws. We know that the lives lost to gun violence are worthy of leaders … Continue reading

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Bernie Goes On Fox

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Time For The Iowa Press To Ask Grassley About This Statement

“Well, first of all, I will be — if the Vice President isn’t there and we don’t expect him to be there, I will be presiding over the Senate,” according to a transcript of his remarks sent by a spokesperson. … Continue reading

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Letters From Iowans Point To Changing Political Landscape

Not everyone lives and dies by social media. Many people still read newspapers. If you’ve ever considered writing a letter to the editor we would highly recommend it.  You will have a much greater impact reaching people who live in … Continue reading

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