Category Archives: Blog for Iowa

Final Week Of The Ernst Traveling Town Halls

Town Halls sorted by date and time. For a list of town halls alphabetically by county please go here.   http://www.blogforiowa.com/2017/06/20/schedule-of-joni-ernst-travelling-office-hours/ We attended town halls in Johnson County, Cedar County and Muscatine County last Tuesday. In Johnson County the staffer merely … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Pardon Me! Edition

Wow are we ever in untrod territory! The current president has been exploring just how extensive his pardoning powers are. Many analysts speculated a few months ago that he would be doing this, but it seemed at the time that … Continue reading

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Branstad, Reynolds, Hogg And Jobs

Remember the bogus numbers the Branstad administration would put out monthly on job creation? Branstad had set a goal of 200.000 jobs in 5 years which was a very lofty goal. Knowing that that would be one number that his … Continue reading

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Toxic Masculinity, Sexual Harassment And Iowa

Seems like as we get older we slowly lose touch with the latest in trends and terms. This week the term “toxic masculinity” is new to my vocabulary, although the behaviors it describes are hardly new to our society. In … Continue reading

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New Format, New Era For Blog For Iowa

We hope readers enjoy the new Blog for Iowa format, which went live July 13. We joined the broader WordPress Community for ease of administration, use, and platform stability. While we join millions of WordPress bloggers we hope our Iowa … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Let’s Do It Again

The way I see it Republicans are working up to some legislative terrorism right now. They don’t scare people to death or drive into crowds with vans. What they do is make things that people need to live unattainable such … Continue reading

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Chuck Grassley: The Senate’s Keystone Kop

Scene: Outside a major bank in a major city that has just been robbed. The perpetrator got away to begin with, but came back in order to brag to pretty much anyone who would listen that HE had indeed robbed … Continue reading

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Third Week Of the Ernst Traveling Show

The third week of the 4 week Joni Ernst 99 county traveling show takes place next week. Senator Ernst herself will not be appearing at any of these meetings. Her staffers will be holding these meetings and be passing information … Continue reading

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Country Needs To Stop Whining About Trump

“Why do we have to be victimized by this fecklessness, his ignorance?”  – David Letterman Former late-night television show host David Letterman says that people need to “stop whining” about President Donald Trump and instead “figure out a way” to … Continue reading

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Constituents Confront Ernst 8:00 Monday Morning In Harlan

Not exactly a convenient time or place to attract a lot of constituents, but still a bunch of Iowans showed up.  Despite Ernst’s constant drumbeat of “I want to hear from you!”  she displayed how little she has been listening … Continue reading

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