Category Archives: 2020 election campaign

“Green New Deal In The Future” With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Monday is the 49th Earth Day. Let’s make this a day of commitment to your only home. (About 7 minutes) This short video seems to be going viral. If you have seen it, sit back and watch again. This is … Continue reading

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About That $93 Trillion Green New Deal

While our senator makes stuff up, AOC discusses reality. You may remember about a month ago that Senator Joni Ernst sent out one of her ridiculous “Make ‘em Squeal” newsletters about the Green New Deal. Without any supporting evidence she … Continue reading

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Ernst, Grassley, and Senate Republicans Are Selling A Scam On Pre-Existing Conditions

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2019 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 Des Moines, Iowa — Senate Republicans have spent ten years trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions. They support President Trump’s lawsuit to … Continue reading

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Forums And Issues

If I recall correctly, the Iowa legislature tries to adjourn by the end of April. With the lock Republicans have on government, it is doubtful they will run into any snags. They can pass anything and Reynolds will sign it … Continue reading

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Loebsack Retiring

From the Quad City Times: “Dave Loebsack is retiring from Congress. A Democrat from Iowa City who has represented eastern Iowa’s 2nd Congressional district since 2007, Loebsack made the announcement Friday afternoon. Loebsack will retire from Congress at the end … Continue reading

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FDR’s Dreams And Today’s Campaign

It is rather amazing that the problems that Franklin Roosevelt had solutions for nearly 80 years ago but didn’t have time to get them enacted are still the very basis of our problems today. The Four Freedoms and The Second Bill … Continue reading

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Tragedy Never Ends With Gun Deaths

Toward the end of last week and the beginning of this week America was saddened once again when two of the most horrific mass killings in our history wrote yet another chapter. As New Zealand was dealing very forcefully with … Continue reading

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Get Thee To A Forum!

Here is a sample of a forum from Muscatine earlier this year (45 minutes) Just forums to remind you about this week. The legislature is gliding toward a finish. Republicans are dead set on doing what they can to turn … Continue reading

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Unions Must Strengthen To Restore America’s Middle Class

There is little that is more illustrative of what has caused the fall of America’s middle class than the graphs that show the fall in union membership alongside a graph that shows the fall in worker’s pay. It is an … Continue reading

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Ernst’s Laughable “Make “Em Squeal” Award

Got another one of Ernst’s monthly comedy attempts known as her “Make ‘Em Squeal Award.”  Once again Ernst (or more likely some advisor) makes fun of some project that they claim is wasting taxpayers money in a major way while … Continue reading

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