Category Archives: 2020 election campaign

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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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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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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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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Some Questions For Ernst At Her Town Hall Meeting In Muscatine Saturday

Also, Progress Iowa reports on reactions from Iowans on Ernst and Grassley voting to end pre-existing conditions coverage In case you missed it, Senator Ernst will be holding a town hall meeting in Muscatine Saturday at: 12:30 PM at the  … Continue reading

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Michael Franken For U.S. Senate

Michael Franken (D-Sioux City) announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 26. There are now five candidates to challenge Joni Ernst. Franken has been telephoning potential donors and appearing at events around … Continue reading

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Robert Reich: Trump’s Emoluments Problem

As only Robert Reich can explain things.  Here Reich explains why emoluments are are outlawed by the constitution and how the current president violates this clause daily: From the email accompanying this video: Trump reversed his decision to host next … Continue reading

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Mother Jones: Republicans Are Acting Like Babies …….

Because They Know That Babies Get What They Want A very straight forward and succinct opinion from Senior Reporter Tim Murphy at Mother Jones magazine that bares the reasons why Republicans act like they do: When a group of Republican … Continue reading

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