Category Archives: Guest Posts

STATEMENT: Gov. Kim Reynolds Threatens Lives of Iowa Students

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2020 Contact: Ivy Beckenholdt, (515) 259-0394 Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Gov. Kim Reynolds announcing that Iowa schools must prioritize in-person learning in the coming … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson to Ho Chi Minh

Thomas Jefferson to Ho Chi Minh: The Long Road of the Declaration of Independence A Guest Post by Gary Sanders Hostilities between England and the American colonies had been brewing for years, but boiled over in the skirmish between English … Continue reading

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Support For Newman Abuissa

Editor’s Note: Newman Abuissa formally announced his candidacy to represent Iowa’s second district in the U.S. Congress at an event in Iowa City on Sunday, June 30. While Rita Hart is favored to win almost a year from the primary … Continue reading

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What Iowans Need To Know About Trump’s Latest Health Care Sabotage

From Matt Sinovic at Progress Iowa: This week, the Trump administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2020, which revives a call to repeal the Affordable Care Act and lays out massive cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and the Department … Continue reading

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Ernst Shows Ignorance On Climate

We just got past what I believe many of us felt may have been the last gasp for real democracy to maintain its tenuous grip on this country. Now the Democrats have the difficult task of simultaneously attempting to  craft … Continue reading

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Scourging Yemen

Scourging Yemen by Kathy Kelly On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Saudi Air Defenses had intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles launched from inside Yemeni territory targeting … Continue reading

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The People Speak: Letters To The Editor

Reminder: letters to the editor of our local newspapers are a free and great way to get our points out. And do not be shy. If you write a great letter share it with all the newspapers in the area. … Continue reading

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Kim Reynolds Supports TPP: That Should Scare You

The following is a letter to the editor from Don Paulson. Mr. Paulson is chair of the Muscatine Democratic Party I get it now! Kim Reynolds was pulling an early April Fool’s Day joke with her 3/31/15 column urging passage … Continue reading

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REPORT: Executive Action on Immigration Will Boost Iowa’s Economy‏

For Immediate Release: November 20th, 2014 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 http://www.progressiowa.org REPORT: Executive Action on Immigration Will Boost Iowa’s Economy Des Moines, Iowa — President Obama’s announced executive action on immigration will boost the Iowa economy, according to a … 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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