Category Archives: Iowa Caucuses

5 Take-Aways From The Wing Ding

Clear Lake, where the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding was held Friday, was an impossible venue for most Iowa working people. Over 160 miles away in my case, driving there after work was not an option. To make up for the … Continue reading

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In Andrew Jackson's Name

It is fitting the Iowa Democratic Party plunge into navel gazing in the wake of the June 17 shootings at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. by renaming, or considering whether to rename, its annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner. … Continue reading

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Lincoln Chafee In A Small Field

That Lincoln Chafee’s presidential campaign gets noticed is largely attributable to the small field of five announced Democratic contenders. Just by the fact of inclusive blogger to-do lists, Chafee gets an article mention here and there… not unlike this one. … Continue reading

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On Jim Webb For President

Jim Webb announced his campaign for president via email to supporters July 2, cross posted it on his web site and social media, then spent the Independence Day holiday weekend with family in his home state of Virginia. When the … Continue reading

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O'Malley Re-enters The Battle

One has to credit former governor Martin O’Malley—he listened. After a lackluster and downright dull answer to a question about reducing greenhouse gas emissions at a house party in Mount Vernon last month, he now has a clearly defined plan … Continue reading

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Thom Hartmann Warns Progressives

http://www.thomhartmann.com/ Watch this Thom Hartmann video.  Host of America’s #1 progressive radio show, Thom is a lefty progressive who agrees with Bernie Sanders more than he agrees with Hillary Clinton, but has something to say that progressives should probably heed.  … Continue reading

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Enraptured In Fandom

We’ve seen it so many times before progressives should be used to it. The folks at Run Warren Run, financed partly by MoveOn.org, threw in the towel and are “suspending operations,” according to the MoveOn.org website. Hard to run a … Continue reading

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Webb, O'Malley Speeches Kick Off Iowa Caucus Season

Former U.S. Senator from Virginia Jim Webb and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley kicked off the run up to the Iowa Caucuses on Friday at the Polk County Democrats Spring Awards Dinner in Des Moines. Polk is a Democratic county … Continue reading

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Why It Is Smart To Attend A Caucus

According to Plato: Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. He who wishes to serve his country must have not only the power to think, but the will … Continue reading

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Opening Day: Peace + Justice = Love

Today is the opening day of the 2014 Iowa legislative session. By most reports, our electeds on both sides of the aisle are already planning to be “efficient,” that is, cut out early or on time in order to hit … Continue reading

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