Category Archives: Barack Obama

ICYMI: An Amazing Speech By Obama

  For those who may have missed this. President Barack Obama gave an amazing speech Friday at the University of Illinois. Obama appears about 5 minutes into the video. The speech is about an hour.

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Thanksgiving Memories

It is hard to ignore the elephant in the room. In two months America will be on a new adventure reversing what was mostly a forward journey into the future. While the ship of state would sometimes shudder and lurch … Continue reading

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Grassley Town Hall: Don’t Ask, Don’t Answer

We attended Senator Grassley’s town hall in Muscatine Thursday afternoon. It was hardly a great study in give and take. Questions were asked. Answers were given. Seldom did the answers really deal with the questions asked. The room was packed … Continue reading

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Justice Scalia Found Dead In Texas

As many have already heard, Justice Antonin Scalia died at a Texas ranch today. Our humblest condolences to his family and friends. The nation goes on. Thanks to the work of our far sighted founders, our government is a government … Continue reading

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Why We Need a Small-d Democratic Revolution

Action Alert from Common Cause Yesterday, President Obama made good on his promise to use his bully pulpit to push for real democracy reform. And the agenda he laid out proves he’s listening to the huge majority of voters who … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts At Thanksgiving

Letting the old mind idle for the holiday: Terry Branstad panders once again Let’s face it Iowans, this guy is a far right winger; he just sounds better than most when he does things like this: After joining in the … Continue reading

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Proposed Amendments To The Continuing Resolution

Teabaggers dreams were quashed Wednesday afternoon when the US House passed the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government for another 2 months. The bill was described as a “clean” bill – that is it had no amendments. That was … Continue reading

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PSA From Progress Iowa For Independence Day

How-To: Talk to your Conservative Uncle at 4th of July! By Progress Iowa Discuss confidently with your Conservative Uncle as he goes through the 5 stages of SCOTUS Grief As you spend time with friends and family this holiday weekend, … Continue reading

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Kaul: Obama Speech Is Our Century’s Gettysburg Address

OtherWords “Donald Kaul has written columns for half a century, beginning with a long stint at the Des Moines Register that made him a household name (in a good way) throughout Iowa. OtherWords began distributing his columns in 2001 following … Continue reading

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Woah! What A Week!

‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Just some quick comments on quite a historical week: There’s A New Flag In Town For those who feel that the state should … Continue reading

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