Category Archives: 2020 election campaign

U.S. Farmers Suffer ‘Body Blow’ As China Slams Door On Farm Purchases

From Reuters, August 5th: “Chinese companies have stopped buying U.S. agricultural products, China’s Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday, a blow to U.S. farmers who have already seen their exports slashed by the more than year-old trade war. << snip >> … Continue reading

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Joni Ernst Trashes Gun Laws Americans Want

Looks like the NRA’s second favorite senator behind Moscow Mitch is getting her bona fides in for big donations from the gun lobby in early. They staked her to the tune of $3.1 million in 2014. Perhaps the NRA can … Continue reading

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Why Hasn’t One Republican Stood Up And Called Out The Racism?

Former Republican Congressman David Jolly of Florida calling for Trumpublicans to be defeated next year on the Nicole Wallace Show on MSNBC Monday: (10 minutes)  The link between the Republican Party and racism and violence is not by any means … Continue reading

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Biden Nails It

Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden simply nailed it Wednesday afternoon in a speech in Burlington. The video is 26 minutes long.  Remember that this was given on the day that the current president was making perfunctory … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies And A Couple Of Comments

    John Fugelsang has an interesting view on the next election. He would like to see Trump win if only to face the consequences of his reckless economic policies. Much like George W’s policies, Trump has blown a huge … Continue reading

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When To Swallow The Red Pill

Trish Nelson will be returning to the editor’s desk next week. Among things she did while on hiatus was ride a couple days of RAGBRAI, posting this photograph of pies behind empty church pews. The image says something more although … Continue reading

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Organizing The Organizers

The Democratic Party seems on the brink of descent into a primal ooze as we now debate political staffers forming unions in campaigns. What’s there to debate? Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg gets the overarching policy right. “Freedom means the ability … Continue reading

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Who Is Un-American?

Remember waaaay back to two weeks ago when the current president decided to try to divert attention from the upcoming Mueller testimony by singling out four Democratic congress women and claiming they were un-American? In terms of news these days … Continue reading

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Politics In Isolation

It must be hard for out of state political organizers to penetrate the shield of work, family and friends behind which many Iowans spend most of their time. That’s especially true as the large field of presidential candidates self-sorts in … Continue reading

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Why Racism?

Racism is a feature of the Trump administration geared toward activating marginal voters who support his racist statements to get them to vote to elect Republicans, posits Thom Hartmann in the clip below. “When Trump said this he knew exactly … Continue reading

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