Author Archives: Trish Nelson

Iowa Republicans Still Blindly Following Trump

“Roughly 44 percent of voters nationwide approve of Trump’s job performance and 51 percent disapprove, according to Real Clear Politics’ average of national polls…Those numbers were the same found in Iowa, according to an Iowa Poll published in February in … Continue reading

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Art Cullen on Naig v Gannon for Agriculture Secretary

Please read and share this column by Pulitzer prize winning journalist Art Cullen, of The Storm Lake Times “We poured corn into Mexico until they choked on it through NAFTA. Now, when the peasants we plundered show up at our … Continue reading

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The Poor Peoples Campaign: Reclaiming The Moral Narrative

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Toddlers Are Not A National Security Threat

Trump has to go and take his Republican friends with him.  Here’s a message from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee –  There is no universe in which forcibly separating now thousands of young children from their parents is acceptable. The … Continue reading

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Contact Senators Grassley and Ernst

Action alert from CCI: U.S. Senators are scheduled to debate its version of the 2018 Farm Bill this week on Wednesday, June 20. This bill doesn’t propose the same sweeping changes as the failed House Farm Bill – which attempted to eliminate the … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Puppy Mill Problem

A note from Mary LaHay, founder of Iowa Voters for Companion Animals. I founded Iowa Voters for Companion Animals (IVCA) almost 10 years ago after discovering the extent of the puppy mill problem in our state. We had many good … Continue reading

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Has The Media Already Normalized Trump?

Amy Siskind, author and compiler of, The List, “a documentation of everything Trump does as he drives the United States into something close to fascism,” was a guest on Thom Hartmann’s live radio show this week.  Check out The List: … Continue reading

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How To Get Congress To Reverse The Net Neutrality Repeal

This week the FCC officially repealed net neutrality. But we need everyone to know that the fight is NOT over. This summer we’re channeling our anger and using the power of the Internet to get Congress to reverse the net … Continue reading

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Fox News Staffer “Pro-Trump Thing Isn’t Working”

From Media Matters for America – mediamatters.org/blog/2018/06/04/fox-news-reportedly-having-difficulty-selling-ads Fox News in trouble: “The pro-Trump thing isn’t working” Fox News is reportedly having trouble selling ads for Sean Hannity’s and Laura Ingraham’s shows. One Fox News staffer told Vanity Fair‘s Gabriel Sherman … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack Works for Rural Health Care And Rural Broadband

Loebsack Praises FCC’s Action to Increase Funding for the Rural Health Care Program Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to raise the cap on the Universal Service Fund’s … Continue reading

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