Author Archives: Trish Nelson

How People Power Defeats Corporate Power

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Country Needs To Stop Whining About Trump

“Why do we have to be victimized by this fecklessness, his ignorance?”  – David Letterman Former late-night television show host David Letterman says that people need to “stop whining” about President Donald Trump and instead “figure out a way” to … Continue reading

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Constituents Confront Ernst 8:00 Monday Morning In Harlan

Not exactly a convenient time or place to attract a lot of constituents, but still a bunch of Iowans showed up.  Despite Ernst’s constant drumbeat of “I want to hear from you!”  she displayed how little she has been listening … Continue reading

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Tell Governor Reynolds: Restore Overtime Pay

Action alert from AFSCME Do you get paid for working? Of course!.. With dismantling collective bargaining in Iowa for public employees, Acting Governor Reynolds and her administration have reclassified over 160 positions of state workers to avoid paying overtime effective … Continue reading

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What You Can Do To Save The Free And Open Internet (Again)

Is it me, or does it seem like we just did this? “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” said Thomas Jefferson. No kidding. Net Neutrality or Bust: A Call With Free Press Action Fund The fight to save … Continue reading

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Research Shows Political Polarization Mainly A Right Wing Phenomenon

Yet another example of research confirming the obvious. The CJR study, by scholars at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, at Harvard Law School, and the MIT Center for Civic Media, examined more than 1.25 million articles … Continue reading

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America’s Corrupt Health Insurance System

ICYMI, while we’re on the topic of health care… Did you know that before 1973 it was illegal in the United States to profit off of health care? The Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 passed by Nixon changed … Continue reading

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Is Sinclair Broadcasting Creating Fake News On Iowa’s Local Stations?

 Watch for this on your local Sinclair stations in Iowa –  KGAN/KFXA Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque-Iowa City, KDSM-TV Des Moines,  KPTH Sioux City.  And be sure to check out The Prairie Progressive’s reporting on this same topic reposted on Blog for Iowa … Continue reading

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4th Of July In Iowa Now A Nightmare For Many

Worst 4th of July Ever /Branstad’s Final F*** You I suppose we can be grateful we’re not living in an actual war zone.  Pushed by Republicans, signed into law by Terry Branstad,  SF 489 legalized the sale of fireworks in … Continue reading

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Trump Will Not Be Cleared

“Will the 4th of July still mean anything in this country?”

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