Category Archives: Blog for Iowa

Loebsack Welcomes FCC Move to Improve Mapping of High-Speed Broadband Access

A significant digital divide remains between urban and rural America. Congressman Loebsack is a leader in working to close this divide by promoting broadband deployment throughout rural America. Loebsack serves on the Communications and Technology subcommittee of the Energy and … Continue reading

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Tulsi Gabbard The Anti-War Anti-Nuke Candidate For President

NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo will host the first 2020 presidential primary debate  June 26 and 27. This is the fifteenth in a series of BFIA’s coverage and commentary of the announcement speeches by the declared Democratic candidates for president … Continue reading

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Another Reason Why Democrats Should Be Like Elizabeth Warren And Reject Fox News

Media Matters for America: During Fox News’ town hall with 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro, co-moderator Martha MacCallum falsely claimed that 90% of immigrants who are detained and then released “do not ever show up for their court date.” … Continue reading

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And This Is Why Democrats Should NEVER Appear On Fox News

I love Eric Swalwell for his unapologetic offensive on guns, in particular assault weapons.  (Assault weapons are “rifles” according to Fox News).  However, Rep. Swalwell made an error thinking he could have a conversation about his plan to buy back … Continue reading

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Eric Swalwell Leads With Guns

You have to respect a candidate who is not trying to avoid a conversation about guns, who is making the problem of gun violence his primary campaign issue.  And he made no pandering statements about the second amendment here either. … Continue reading

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Why Is Facebook Buying Local News Outlets?

Facebook to invest $300 million to help local news survive. reuters.com/article/us-facebook-news/facebook-to-invest-300-million-to-help-local-news-survive If someone is going to own local news outlets, do we prefer that it be Sinclair Broadcasting or Facebook?  I would vote for Facebook as the lesser of two … Continue reading

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Legislature May Hold Special Session To Override Reynolds Veto

This was a Facebook live video from June 5. Senator Joe Bolkcom has been a leader on the medical cannabis issue.  137 of 150 legislators voted for the medical cannabis bill that Kim Reynolds vetoed.  Legislators are being asked to … Continue reading

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Jay Inslee At The Cedar River

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Saturday afternoon I drove to the Overlook Pavilion in Ellis Park where State Senator Rob Hogg had organized a “climate conversation” with Washington Governor Jay Inslee who is an announced candidate for president. Hogg reminded us … Continue reading

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June Is Gay Pride Month In Iowa Also!

With Dear Leader sucking up so much of the air on a daily – nay hourly – level many of us tend to focus on that train wreck while life goes on. With the coming of summer comes the fairs … Continue reading

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Government and Public Welfare

by Ralph Scharnau The headlines proclaim a booming economy with historic low inflation and unemployment rates. But these cheery statistics hold no reality for millions of people coping with immediate or looming insecurity. The evidence for the gloom seems clear. … Continue reading

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