Category Archives: Immigration

What, Me Worry?

The following is a letter to the editor from Larry Hodgden of Tipton. Larry is an Army veteran and former chair of the Cedar County Democrats. A recent Gazette letter reminded me of this warning to all of us. Reverend … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack Introduces Legislation To Reunite Deported Pastor And Family

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – There’s a new push to bring Pastor Max Villatoro back to the United States – a bill in Washington, D.C. Thursday U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack announced the bill “For the relief of Max Villatoro.” The … Continue reading

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Top 5 Thanksgiving Dinner Debate Tips

Timely advice from our friends at ProgressIowa If you’re like me, you’ve got a lot of Thanksgiving food, family fun, and a heaping helping of face time with your conservative relatives. Are you the only progressive voice at the dinner … Continue reading

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JFK: Liberal

To honor the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, murdered 52 years ago today in Dallas, Texas we present his acceptance speech before the New York Liberal Party in 1960 Over the years the term “liberal” has been redefined by the … 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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“So That A Positive Conservative Message”

“can rise to the top of the field.” This is a line that Scott Walker used in his speech retiring his presidential bid for this round. BTW, look out Wisconsin – Walker will be wanting to burnish his right wing … Continue reading

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How Will Trump Deport Millions?

This is Making America Great Again? Since many of the liberal persuasion like to think things through. Monday’s revelation of the Donald Trump “emigration” plan for undocumented workers and now their families offered us a real chance to noodle on … Continue reading

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Real Solutions Or Fear And Hate?

Yesterday and today will be offering a dramatic contrast of the differences between what the Democratic Party stands for and what the Republican Party stands for. Last night in Cedar Rapids, Democrats met for their annual Hall of Fame dinner. … Continue reading

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Governing Undocumented Iowans

IOWA CITY–Johnson County announced acceptance of applications for a new Community ID program on Wednesday. The county seeks to become more welcoming, and to resolve a practical public safety issue problem—undocumented residents prefer to stay in the shadows. “Johnson County … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Democrats Emerging?

Hillary Clinton came out strong for a path to citizenship and fixing the immigration mess on Cinco de Mayo. She has previously put out strong positions for women, on greatly lessening income inequality and money in politics. Bernie Sanders introduced … Continue reading

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