Category Archives: Blog for Iowa

Balancing Freedom And Regulation In The Age Of Social Media

by Ralph Scharnau published with permission Since 2005, the reputable Pew Research Center examined the expansion and effect of social media. The Center notes that in 2018 about 70% of American adults used some kind of social media platforms, dominated … Continue reading

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Biden Nails It

Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden simply nailed it Wednesday afternoon in a speech in Burlington. The video is 26 minutes long.  Remember that this was given on the day that the current president was making perfunctory … Continue reading

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Corporate Media Not Reporting Accurately On Net Neutrality Repeal

This issue may not be as exciting as the presidential campaigns, but it is an ongoing battle of great importance that we should not ignore. Help keep the fight for net neutrality going. Here’s a note from Fight for the … Continue reading

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Iowa State Fair Political Soapbox Schedule

“Iowa has a great system. It’s where a candidate nobody’s ever heard of is taken seriously.”  – Howard Dean The Iowa State Fair Soapbox schedule will be updated online if changes occur.  Can’t make the fair this year?  The Des … Continue reading

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JD Scholten v Steve King: Is Iowa’s Fourth District More Progressive Than We Think?

J.D. Scholten has received the endorsement of Democracy for America.  DFA has 14,944 members in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District, 30,276 in the state of Iowa, and more than one million members nationwide.  It is somewhat surprising that half of DFA’s … Continue reading

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Beto Swears, Joins Warren And Buttiegieg In Holding The Media Accountable

One step forward for Democracy. Finally, someone displays the appropriate level of affect when referring to Trump!  Beto O’Rourke apparently has had enough of  the media’s crap and Trump’s crap and didn’t mind saying so, and that is exactly what … Continue reading

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Local Elected Official Attends Netroots Nation

Netroots Nation has been around for more than a decade. It is an annual convention for progressive activists, originally organized by the Daily Kos community. Previously called YearlyKos, it was later re-named Netroots Nation.  The event draws a few thousand … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies And A Couple Of Comments

    John Fugelsang has an interesting view on the next election. He would like to see Trump win if only to face the consequences of his reckless economic policies. Much like George W’s policies, Trump has blown a huge … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Background Noise Edition

video 2 minutes: There will be some background noise during the presidential election next year and most likely also in the House and Senate races also. Behind all the drama of the election will be an underlying problem for the … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Catch-22 Edition

So let me see if I got this straight: Dear Leader can’t be indicted for crimes he committed while running for president.  The reason he is president is because of the crimes he committed while running and for which he … Continue reading

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