Author Archives: Dave Bradley

About Dave Bradley

retired in West Liberty

Letters Democrats Write

Don Paulson of Muscatine regularly shares his thoughts with the world and then shares them with us. His letters are usually so good I ask his permission to post them on occasion on these pages. Here is his most recent: … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: “I Am Not A Crook” Edition

Forty-six years ago today America’s one and only president felt it necessary to go before TV cameras and declare he was not a crook.  I will agree with Nixon on one thing he said there: “The American people deserve to … Continue reading

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The Foot Soldiers Of Democracy

Like many who live in Iowa who have had the audacity to have openly register with one of the political parties, we get lots of calls these days. This year in particular we are getting lots of calls because of … Continue reading

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While Your Attention Is Diverted ……

with the impeachment hearings our environment is taking another wallop from the EPA. As if that wasn’t bad enough a new report raises alarms about insect collapse.  The current administration is hard at work 24 hours a day 7 days … Continue reading

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Time For A Real Permanent 50 State Strategy

Virginia and Kentucky were incredible stories from Tuesday night’s off year election. For that matter so was the major turn that suburban Philadelphia took, changing from nearly straight red to quite blue. For that matter even in Mississippi there was … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Big Tent Edition

The Democratic Party always amazes me. We take in most everyone. This week we learned that billionaire Republican Michael Bloomberg will be filing in Alabama to run for president as a Democrat. I must be missing something here.  In other … Continue reading

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Forget Quid-Pro-Quo; It Is Attempted Bribery And Attempted Extortion

“There was no quid pro quo” is the current defense parroted by Republicans from sea to shining sea in response to accusations of criminal activity by the White House. You can hear from the lips of both Iowa senators as … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage – Not Medicare With No Advantage

It is sign up time for Medicare. If you are of the age for Medicare as we are you will have an almost daily mailer from some insurance company glorifying the wonders of their Medicare advantage program. Turn on the … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mr. Kaufmann

This one had almost passed me by:   October 14th: Iowa Republicans are questioning the impeachment hearings against President Trump. On Monday, GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann led a group of protesters in Cedar Rapids demanding an end to the inquiry. … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Fall Some Direction Edition

Here we go again. Along with changing the clock you get to listen to my semi-annual complaining about changing the clock. What an insane system. We will now go through two weeks of people being all goofed up because the … Continue reading

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