Author Archives: Trish Nelson

Yang: The Kids Are Not Alright

As near as I can tell, few Iowa politicos are taking the Yang gang seriously even though the campaign raised ten million dollars the last quarter and seems to be gaining strength.  For my money, Andrew Yang gave the most … Continue reading

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Beloved Health Care Activist Loses Battle With Cancer

We were so sad to learn that Robin Stone,  a much loved progressive activist from Manchester, passed away November 2nd.  She was a proud Democrat, who served most recently as chairperson of the Delaware County Democrats. She was a tireless … Continue reading

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Ukraine Explained: Why Impeachment Is So Important

Watch this five-minute comprehensive explanation of the Trump Ukraine scandal going back to Ukraine’s popular uprising resulting in Ukraine citizens electing a new government without ties to Putin. “Trump didn’t pick Ukraine randomly. He knew he had huge leverage over … Continue reading

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Last Stop For Joni

From the desk of Joni Ernst: This Saturday, November 2, I will be in Muscatine County to host a town hall meeting as part of my 99 County Tour ! Town hall meetings are a great opportunity for me to … Continue reading

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Alternative Media: The Al Franken Podcast

A really fun listen.  Enjoy.

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Remembering One Peace Activist

We were sorry to hear of the passing of an old friend John Schumacher.  Over the years Blog for Iowa was honored to  publish John’s works. In addition to writing, he was a committed peace activist, going back to the … Continue reading

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Less Regulation, Faster Line Speeds Could Compromise Pork Safety

Reprinted with permission from the Fall 2019 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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Sunday Funday Quiz Halloween Edition

Sunday Funday: Halloween Edition – by Dave Bradley Hey, hey, hey, kiddies! Halloween is this week. Oh how I love Halloween. All the ghosties and ghoulies and princesses and monsters! And that’s just what I wear when I go out … Continue reading

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Iowa Should Pass Net Neutrality Law

Scroll down for Iowa net neutrality initiatives. Action alert from Fight for the Future: and Action Network Bad news: the court upheld the majority of the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality.1 Good news: the court also said the federal government … Continue reading

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UI Ban On Thunberg Visit A Double Standard

Excellent opinion piece about the University of Iowa banning publicity of Greta Thunberg’s visit to Iowa City earlier this month. press-citizen.com/story/opinion/contributors/guest-editorials/2019/10/22/ui-faculty-should-have-been-allowed-promote-thunbergs-visit/ UI ban on promoting Thunberg visit hypocritical Loren Glass and Stephen Cummings Guest columnists On October 4, Greta Thunberg, … Continue reading

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