Category Archives: 2016 Election Campaign

Is It “Meddling”?

“Meddling” is such a namby-pamby word. It conjures up visions of nosy old ladies with metal framed glasses at the end of their noses looking cross wise at someone. The old lady is about to tell the person what they … Continue reading

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Grassley, Do Your Job!!!

It has been almost a full two years since Antonin Scalia died. At that time the Republican Party led by Mitch McConnell and ably aided by Iowa’s own Chuck Grassley went about the business of stealing a Supreme Court seat … Continue reading

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The Greater Evil

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Video: Iowa Voting Trends In 2016

This is a must view for the Iowa #Trumpresistance.  Iowa Starting Line has put together a Visual Tour of Iowa’s voting trend changes in 2016. Click on the link to follow Iowa Starting Line.  Follow ISL on Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

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Remember What Harry Reid Said?

What Harry Reid said was in quite plain language back just before the election. Following the announcement by James Comey that the FBI had found more emails from Hillary Clinton, Reid sent a blast to Comey claiming he (Comey) had … Continue reading

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Colin Gordon: What’s The Matter With Iowa?

U of Iowa Professor Colin Gordon wrote a story in Dissent Magazine that many of us have been wondering about out loud. That is simply “What’s The Matter With Iowa?” Following perhaps the strangest election ever in Iowa, Republicans took … Continue reading

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The Electoral College, Selecting Presidents by an Elitist Constitutional Measure

by Ralph Scharnau The successful war for independence was a political, rather than a social, upheaval that secured American freedom from British colonialism. Fearing a unitary monarchy, the new American government created a representative system with separate legislative, executive, and … Continue reading

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The People Speak: Letters To The Editor

Reminder: letters to the editor of our local newspapers are a free and great way to get our points out. And do not be shy. If you write a great letter share it with all the newspapers in the area. … Continue reading

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Republican Health Care “Replacement” Is YOU Pay

FYI. Sure, it’s easy to save up for that cancer surgery, chemotherapy, and 30 radiation treatments.  The cost of one bout with cancer probably would cost many people more than a few years annual salary. I had a cancer scare … Continue reading

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How Did Donald Trump Become President? The Truth The Media Dare Not Utter

You must forgive your fellow lefties. In the heat of the campaign and aftermath of the election, hard feelings prevail within our party and it is easy to blame fellow Democrats, progressives, lefties, Greens, for everything that went wrong.  I’ve … Continue reading

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