Category Archives: Blog for Iowa

John Oliver: Give Medicare For All A Chance

With the decline of newspapers in America, we still have some good reporters out there, including John Oliver who can be a journalist and comedian simultaneously. We Americans require learning to be fun, so check out this entertaining and informative … Continue reading

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Why You Should Support Your Local Newspaper

American newspapers are struggling for a variety of reasons. This article by Gary Sanders of Iowa City is spot on for anyone who lives in a town with an endangered local newspaper.  To find and subscribe to a local paper … Continue reading

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DFA Endorses Theresa GreenfIeld

Yesterday we (DFA) announced endorsements in Georgia, today I’m excited to announce we’re expanding the map again — adding Iowa to our Flip the Senate slate! For the first time in decades, Iowa’s Senate race is competitive. We have the … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: President’s Day Edition

A short reminder that ice can be slick: Hey, hey, hey, don’t check the mail tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day that we commemorate most of the presidents. You can guess which one this scribe will not be commemorating. Actually there … Continue reading

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STATEMENT: Does Chuck Grassley Think Iowans Are Idiots?

Senator Grassley launches 99 county tour… without listing any events, times, or locations http://www.ProgressIowa.org For Immediate Release: February 12, 2020 Contact: Matt , (515) 423-0133 Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow: Experts Warn Democracies Facing Autocracy

It is becoming hard to write something topical these days. Just as a person sits down to write a commentary on the latest scandal, there is a new and more serious scandal. But all of the ebb and flow of … Continue reading

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New Polling Suggests Iowans Support CAFO Moratorium

A Rodger Routh video “Last year a proposal was put forth in the Iowa legislature to increase oversight of CAFOs and to place a moratorium or ban on construction of new CAFOs and expansion of existing CAFOs. 53% of all … Continue reading

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Fake Outrage Of The GOP

When Nancy Pelosi ripped up the State of the Union, the fake outrage from the Right went into full effect. Remember Obama's tan suit? It's the same fake outrage. Nothing about it is real. It's all designed to stir up … Continue reading

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Caucus Phone Jamming By Trump Supporters Should Be Investigated

ICYMI.  Multiple news outlets reported about the phone lines being jammed on caucus night by Trump supporters.  Former NH Democratic chair Kathy Sullivan recalls a 2002 phone jamming scandal in her state that resulted in GOP political operatives being convicted … Continue reading

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Farm Bankruptcies Hit An Eight Year High

Late last week as the political news was hitting a near fever pitch with the rigged impeachment trial coming to a peak and the first presidential contest in the Iowa caucuses but a few days away, much news that was … Continue reading

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