Category Archives: Food Insecurity

Tim Gannon For Agriculture – An Easy Decision

Supporting Tim Gannon for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture is an easy decision. Iowa Democrats want and need a secretary of agriculture that understands the current farm economy and is willing and capable of moving the state toward sustainability in agriculture. … Continue reading

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People Might Expect Education And Health Care For Their Children?

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry or both: (17 minutes) Let me think. One of the purposes of rebelling against Britain was so that we could band together and decide to do things for the common good.  Giving … Continue reading

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Monsanto: Harvest Of Power

Listening to American Public Radio’s Marketplace is kind of an accidental habit with me. It is on at 6:30PM locally which is a time I seem to usually choose as a wash up time. Since that is an area of … Continue reading

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Charlottesville: The Outward Manifestations Of Race In America

I will try to make this to the point. What happened in Charlottesville was the pot that had been boiling beneath the surface finally bubbling over so that we can really see that there is a problem. Will America be … Continue reading

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Why we must listen to Pope Francis‏

The following is an email sent from the Bernie Sanders campaign: “If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance. Politics is, instead, an … Continue reading

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To Our Grandchild

We want to get our apology in now. We won’t be around a lot longer and it looks like the one thing we had hoped to give you when you reached adulthood was a world that was at least trying … Continue reading

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Humiliating The Poor

This is now something we do in America. No more following the teachings of most religions and ethics. Poor people are to be treated as a pariah in America these days. Reasoning in America today says poor people are responsible … Continue reading

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A Good Thanksgiving For The 1%

We look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday with a true frustration. Television news will focus on such important news stories as who will be open all day Thanksgiving so we can get that holiday shopping started early or the folks … Continue reading

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20 reasons Not To Re-elect Branstad

A big thanks to Don Paulson of Muscatine for letting me use and combine his two LTTEs to his local paper into one complete list of Branstad “accomplishments.” We need to elect Jack Hatch as Iowa’s governor! There are a … Continue reading

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Iowans For Sherrie Taha

IOWA CITY– The fact that Sherrie Taha, candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, supports reduction of food imports to Iowa only makes sense. “Rather than import the bulk of the food we eat from outside of our state, we need … Continue reading

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