Category Archives: Clean Elections

Joni Ernst And The Koch Brothers

A true tale with foreboding for the 2016 election. From politico.com comes the story of how Joni Ernst became the darling of the Koch brothers and how they disguise their involvement through layers of operatives: Until now, little has been … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Election Campaign, 2016 Election Campaign, Bruce Braley, Clean Elections, Corporate Greed, Joni Ernst, Koch Brothers, money out of politics

Slipping Through The Memory Hole

If you are an Iowan and if you are interested in politics even at a low level it is hard not to get involved in the day to day horse race news. “Hillary on the inside with a huge lead, … Continue reading

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Have I Gone To Hell?

I am writing this on Monday as it crosses my heat weary mind. Over the years, many folks have invited me to take a trip south, to a place called Hell. I have graciously declined knowing that our travel budget is … Continue reading

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ALEC Attacks! Will Iowa Have A Voter ID Law?

I just got an email from my county party leader that SOS Matt Schultz will be following the ALEC lead and propose the Voter Photo ID bill for Iowa. This is one of ALEC model legislation bills aimed at supressing … Continue reading

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December 12, 2000; A Day That Will Live In Infamy

Like many people, I look back at days in history and play out scenarios that might have happened IF there had been just a quirky change and events took a different path. Usually these thoughts spring into my head based … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: Is It A Movement?

These are heady days for those who are invested in any way in Occupy Wall Street. This action seems to be growing at its original site on Wall Street and there are sympathy actions happening around the country. Right now … Continue reading

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Following the Money in Iowa Senate District 18

Following the Money in Iowa Senate District 18 by Paul Deaton It appears that Senator Swati Dandekar (D-18) will be a targeted swing voter for Iowa Senate conservatives. Why would a Democrat split with the thin Democratic Senate majority? Follow … Continue reading

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Iowa House Members Support Overturning Citizens United

Iowa House Members Support Overturning Citizens United On the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United, a group of 18 Iowa state representatives has introduced a resolution seeking to overturn the ruling that has allowed corporations to … Continue reading

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Move to Amend Comes to Iowa

From November 15-19, David Cobb of the organization, Move to Amend, will be touring Eastern Iowa, talking about Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in which “the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to … Continue reading

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Corporations Don’t Die

Corporations Don't Die by David BradleyLast week my wife’s favorite aunt died. She had lived a full and productive 91 years only to be done in by Alzheimer’s disease. While not an activist she was a supporter of Democrats. Her … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Candidates, Clean Elections, Corporate Greed, Local Events, Main Page, Voter-owned Iowa