Category Archives: How You Can Help

All Politics Is Local And So Is Hunger

Some in Congress rail against the poor and vote to take away the food stamps that are often all some families have to keep them going. Two of Iowa’s representatives voted to take away food stamps. I doubt either Steve … Continue reading

Posted in Blog for Iowa, food, Food Insecurity, How You Can Help, Hunger In America, Steve King | Tagged

What The Hell Is A Person Supposed To Do?

Next week the so-called “Super-Congress” will deliver its verdict on whose throat to cut as a sacrifice to the gods of austerity. It is at times like this that a citizen feels so helpless that they want to run screaming … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Greed, Economy, How You Can Help, Letters | Tagged

Group Seeks To Help Women Overcome Barriers To Employment

Group Seeks To Help Women Overcome Barriers To Employment If you (or a woman you know) are job-seeking but lack transportation and can't afford to buy a car until you actually have a job, Women With Drive, a non-profit organization … Continue reading

Posted in How You Can Help, Jobs, Main Page

Education in Iowa's Communities

Education in Iowa's Communities by Paul Deaton How Iowans will educate our children has been a topic of contentious debate during Iowa's 84th General Assembly. The debate takes place in the state capitol, but also in communities across the state … Continue reading

Posted in Education, How You Can Help, Main Page, Media Bias, Progressive Community

Glenn Beck’s Attacks On Progressives Don’t Belong On Iowa Public Airwaves

By Alta Price, M.D. Glenn Beck attacks “progressives” by lying about us and our vision for the country. And he does it by emotionally spouting paranoid conspiracy theories that incite those so consumed by anger and fear, or so out … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Civil Liberties, Corporate Greed, Counterpoint, Democracy for America, DFIA, How You Can Help, Main Page, Media Bias, Media Reform, Progressive Action for the Common Good, Progressive Community, Radio, Rapid Response

Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap

Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap by Paul Deaton [Editors' Note: With Republicans controlling Terrace Hill and the Iowa House of Representatives, a lot of news is expected from the Iowa Capitol … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Environment, Farming, GOP, How You Can Help, Iowa Legislature, Jobs, Labor, Local Events, Main Page, Media Bias

Blog for Iowa Guide to the 2011 Legislative Session

Blog for Iowa Guide to the 2011 Legislative Session by Paul Deaton [Editor's Note: Links were updated to reflect the new Iowa General Assembly web site on January 13, 2011]. Looking ahead to the 2011 Iowa legislative session, it is … Continue reading

Posted in GOP, How You Can Help, Iowa Legislature, Local Events, Main Page, Voter-owned Iowa

Tipping the Lame Duck Balance

Tipping the Lame Duck Balance by Paul Deaton“What we don't think about is that even though the Democrats would retain power in a lame duck session, their majority could be reduced because of the unelected senators.”Many of us understand what … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Congress, How You Can Help, Main Page

Iowans Send Pigs To Haiti

Iowans Send Pigs To Haiti Contributed by Martha Schut and Judy Zobel On Sunday, May 30th about thirty-five Walnut Hills United Methodist folks gathered to share food and fellowship and hear the story of the Creole pig.  The party was a … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, How You Can Help, Local Events, Main Page

Memorial Day in Iowa

“A soldier feels a sense of connection to his country that is like few other things. That connection is to current events, but to the lives of past soldiers as well. Being a soldier can be a form of living … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Foreign Affairs, How You Can Help, Main Page