Category Archives: 2018 Election Campaign

Building A Blue Wave

People are excited by the prospect of flipping the Iowa House and governorship in November. I share the excitement, and note such voters are engaged in politics more than most who will show up at the polls. I’ll be convinced … Continue reading

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Hubbell Promises To Restore Medicaid. Thank You!

  As many have read we have been navigating the health care system with an elderly relative for the past couple of months. What we have found has been very problematic. You can find my most recent post on this … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: And It’s Fair Season Edition

The middle of July and it is time for county fairs. These slice of Americana are often one of the core events in a county every year. In agricultural states they are the high water mark of the calendar year. … Continue reading

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Dan Rather Facebook Post 7/13/2018

From Dan Rather’s facebook page: From the farce of yesterday’s hearing on Capitol Hill (“oversight” by mendacity) to the spectacle in Great Britain (a President’s destabilizing, unstable, and racist interview) to the trailing exhaust of American leadership left in Brussels … Continue reading

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Dismantling Healthcare In The US

As I wrote last week we have been deeply involved in the health care system as an elderly relative seems to be entering the latter stages of life.  What a goddamned mess. It is so hard to believe that Americans … Continue reading

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Important Changes In Early Voting

With Iowa’s new voter ID law the rules changed for early voting. Here’s good information from Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert about the new rules. I modified the press release to make it applicable statewide. It’s less than 120 days … Continue reading

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Elect Fred Hubbell – Rita Hart

Since Iowa Democrats picked Fred Hubbell as their nominee for governor he’s honed his message to a few major issues. In a recent letter Hubbell wrote, I want to be clear about one thing: I’m not just running against Governor … Continue reading

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2018 Iowa Legislature In Review

Spirit of Citizenship 2018 2018 Legislature in Review By State Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids Find bills at http://www.legis.iowa.gov More Damage to Iowa’s Working Families, Health Care, Women’s Health, Seniors, Students, Public Safety, and Natural Resources After the devastation … Continue reading

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The Importance of American Freedom

by Ralph Scharnau Freedom is the central tenet of how we view ourselves individually and as a nation.  It is embedded in our history and language.  Simultaneously it has been contested in debates and dissents in Congress, in political books/essays/editorials, … Continue reading

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Krugman: Big Business Reaps Trump’s Whirlwind

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has a great article Thursday concerning business’s role in the Republican Party that has gone awry. Joining the Republicans in cynically using racism, xenophobia, misogyny and division of the country in order to win … Continue reading

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