Author Archives: Dave Bradley

About Dave Bradley

retired in West Liberty

Grassley Votes Against Open Democracy Yet Again

From The Hill:   Senate Republicans voted Thursday to block the consideration of a bill to promptly require organizations that spend money on elections to promptly disclose the identities of donors who give $10,000 or more during an election cycle. … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Fall In! Edition

Talk about a sudden change from summer to fall! One day it is 100 degrees, two days later it is fall with temperatures barely able to make 60 degrees. For people like me, my body and mind are all ready … Continue reading

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The First Monday In October Is Nigh

As many of you know the First Monday of October is the traditional start of the Supreme Court term that will run until June of next year. This year may be one of the most momentous SCOTUS sessions ever. To … Continue reading

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Major Storm Coming?

This is a kind of stream of consciousness that has been floating in my mind all morning. Feels like the only way I can get rid of it is to put it down on paper. It is finally looking like … Continue reading

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Odd Accident Illustrates Need For Universal Health Care

An odd accident happened in Council Bluffs last week. As Jeremy Clingenpeel and his son were practicing with their bow and arrows for the upcoming bow hunting season an unfortunate accident happened that left the father, Jeremy, with an arrow … Continue reading

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Biden And The Train Strike: A Perspective

Like many I have become a huge fan of Heather Cox Richardson. Her daily email “Letter From An American” offers us a look at what is happening today with a historical perspective that lets us know that things don’t happen … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Hispanic Heritage Month Edition

An oldie but a goodie: (1:32) It seems like it was hardly an accident of timing when the despicable Florida governor and radical right winger Ron DeSantis used fraud to load up a plane full of Hispanic citizens and sent … Continue reading

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Weed In Iowa? The Majority Says ‘Yes!’

I read this article on Iowa Starting Line this week and was kind of fascinated about how out of step Chuck Grassley is with Iowans. While marijuana is but one issue, it is rather typical of Grassley being about 50 … Continue reading

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Reynolds Costs Iowa Big Bucks

Maybe it is because I am getting into my cantankerous time of life. Maybe I am just getting really cynical after being lied to by people trying to make my money theirs. But when I hear Kim Reynolds on TV … Continue reading

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Why Teachers Are Important

From Robert Reich a great tribute to a teacher. A video (3 minutes) that points out what the radical right is doing to our schools. The radical right Republicans have been using teachers as one of their go-to whipping boys … Continue reading

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