Author Archives: Trish Nelson

“Trump’s In Legal Trouble Don’t Kid Yourself”

Say what you will about James Carville, he is an original thinker never beholden to talking points and is always worth a listen.  Happy Friday!

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Help Democrats Deliver By October 31

Click here to join IndivisibleIowa and find your local state senate/state house group. Our reconciliation strategy is still moving — and with just three weeks left for Democrats to pass the recovery package before the new October 31 deadline, we … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Gerrymandering?

Time for a gerrymandering review as we await the Iowa GOP’s worst. And as an aside, one of the examples of gerrymandering in John Oliver’s segment involves a Democratic primary. It caused me to reflect that Democrats seem to be … Continue reading

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Watch Frances Haugen 60 Minutes Interview

ICYMI here it is.

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Cedar Rapids Mayoral Candidate Courageous In Pursuit Of Justice

Published with permission from the fall 2021 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. The PP is  funded entirely by reader subscription,  available only in hard copy for $12/yr.  Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa City 52244. … Continue reading

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Cancel Culture and the Freedom of Expression

Published with permission by Ralph Scharnau The term cancel culture or call-out culture denotes a modern form of ostracism where someone is cast out of social or professional circles online, on social media, or in person. The phrase is commonly … Continue reading

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Conversations On Community Journalism

Conversations on Community Journalism – Part 1 https://www.westerniowajournalismfoundation.com/ “Between 2004 and 2019, a total of 2,100 papers across the country – all but 70 of which were weeklies – shut down. This substantial loss of community newspapers left almost half … Continue reading

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Iowa Women’s March Events

Here is a list of Iowa Women’s March events this weekend.  For more information or to RSVP go to  Women’s March  To find out if there is an event near you go to Women’s March and enter your zip code. … Continue reading

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Senator Zach Wahls Warns Of Possible Republican Gerrymandering

Just my impression after watching this video, but does Senator Wahls know something we don’t know?  “There is no legitimate reason for legislative Republicans to reject this first map. If Republicans vote down the first map that is a clear … Continue reading

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Plenty of Ineptitude To Go Around

Randy Evans’ article published yesterday in The Des Moines Register and elsewhere had a fun but misleading title. Neither Party is Immune to Ineptitude oddly equates Democrats’ poor messaging (no one disagrees, super-frustrating!) with Republican corruption and lying. Sadly, most … Continue reading

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