Category Archives: Children

Another Feel-Good, Useless Chant from the Right

“Welfare should not be a career option.” Another feel-good, but useless chant from the Right. How does chanting “personal responsibility” actually help solve anything? There is no doubt that nationally, we have a an unacceptably high percentage of our population … Continue reading

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Young People Leaving Iowa

In a report issued Monday on Iowa employment one of the down notes sounded concerned Iowa’s young (25 – 44) workers leaving the state. This is hardly a new phenomenon. Young people have been leaving Iowa for decades. Yet for … Continue reading

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Sorrow

One of the worst tragedies that can befall anyone is the loss of a child. Blogforiowa wishes to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the senseless shootings in Connecticut yesterday. We hope that some good will … Continue reading

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Black Friday Antidote – Fighting Hunger

Once again we are at the time of year when we hear about the extravagances of living in the material world. People fighting over TVs, shoppers descending on stores in the middle of the night to fight over some gee-gaw … Continue reading

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Christmas 2011 – To My Grandson

Josh, Your Grandmother and I have lived many years. Your life is just beginning. As I look ahead for you, I hope fervently that America and mankind as a whole ends the greed and the unsubstantiated hate that once again … Continue reading

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Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap

Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap by Paul Deaton[Editors' Note: Following is a weekly recap of stories from Des Moines that came through the Weekend Editor's in-box in the ninth week of … Continue reading

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Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap

Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap by Paul Deaton[Editors' Note: Following is a weekly recap of stories from Des Moines that came through the Weekend Editor's in-box in the sixth week of … Continue reading

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At a Forum in Mount Vernon, Iowa

At a Forum in Mount Vernon, Iowa by Paul DeatonThis Saturday, Iowa Legislators headed out to communicate with the public across the state. Armed with talking points and hope, to meet with constituents, hither and yon they came and a … Continue reading

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Iowans to be Taken for a Ride

Iowans to be Taken for a Ride by Paul Deaton Okay, it is starting to sink in that the role of the Iowa House of Representatives is to provide entertainment for us while members of the House Appropriations Committee try … Continue reading

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Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap

Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap by Paul Deaton [Editors' Note: Following is a weekly recap of stories from Des Moines that came through the Weekend Editor's in-box in the fourth week … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Children, Civil Liberties, GLBT, GOP, Iowa Legislature, Jobs, Main Page, Progressive Community