Category Archives: Blog for Iowa

Just the Facts – TrumpTax Hurts Iowa

The following email was sent out Thursday following another campaign swing into Iowa by VP Mike Pence. Interestingly, this dovetails nicely with my previous post concerning what the Trump/Pence administration is doing to children. In this email, Progress Iowa leader … Continue reading

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The Children Are The Future

video 1.5 minutes NPR’s Weekend Edition last Saturday included a story on the seperation of a Guatemalan mother and her 3 year old son. Through an interpreter the NPR host, Scott Simon, conducted the interview. Near the end of the interview … Continue reading

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Special Campaign Update: Let’s Flip The Iowa Senate

Here are details on how you can help flip the Iowa Senate by supporting 11 candidates – if 8 of them win, we can flip the Iowa Senate Dear Friends: We have eleven candidates who are key to flipping the Iowa Senate, … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Living On McDonald’s Salary Edition

Found this little slice of American life on Twitter this week. You can see for yourself just how simple it is to live on next to nothing. Perhaps congress members and state legislators, governors and presidents should try it. Heating $0? … Continue reading

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Reynolds Drops Critic From Medicaid Board

video: 3:50 – This seemed like a good place for a good word about Fred Hubbell Just in case you missed this story, it is definitely worth taking some tome to read through. Looks like Governor Reynolds is so invested … Continue reading

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David Cay Johnston: How Soybeans Explain What’s Really Going On In Trump’s Trade War

The Truth Behind His Economic Lies video 2 minutes If David Cay Johnston’s dcreport.org is not on you reading list it surely should be. David Cay Johnston has been one of the fiercest critics of the the trickle down economy. At … Continue reading

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Candidate Responds To Obama’s Endorsement

From house district 91 candidate Laura Liegois Thanks, Obama! No, but really. THANKS, OBAMA! I just got off the phone with my team and they told me the exciting news: President Barack Obama endorsed our campaign for Iowa House! It’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Nixon Resigns Anniversary Edition

video 4 minutes: Forty-four years ago this coming Wednesday old Tricky Dick sat down in front of a camera and made a statement that started me on perhaps the worst night of drinking in my life. Geez, I was so … Continue reading

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Almost 80% Of US Workers Live From Paycheck To Paycheck. Here’s Why

Robert Reich is one of the best analyzers and commentators on current American affairs. As the former Secretary of Labor, when Reich speaks on labor everyone should listen. In last Sunday’s Guardian newspaper online Reich analyzes the plight of the American … Continue reading

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Rural Iowa Not A Hegemony

As “progress” causes big changes stresses start to show. Few can write as well as Art Cullen the Pulitzer Prize winning editor at the Storm Lake Times. Fewer still seem to be able to understand the changes that are going on … Continue reading

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