Category Archives: Joni Ernst

Kick Out The Traitors And Sympathizers

Adam Schiff’s closing speech Tuesday (3:30) The January 6th Special Committee has done a masterful job of putting together the time line and the actions and actors that led to the full blown attempt at overthrowing the legitimately elected government … Continue reading

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Money In Politics: The Root Of All Evil

We are in what I often think of as the Patriotic days of summer. From Flag Day on June 14th, when the flag was adopted by the Continental Congress through Juneteenth when all the slaves finally learned they were free … Continue reading

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I Just Don’t Know What To Say

Does it ever seem like we have been on a merry-go-round for the past 40 years? Slowly picking up speed but constantly going through the same experiences? We seem to learn nothing along the way that will help us turn … Continue reading

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A Little Fun From Progress Iowa

Editor’s comment: The folks at Progress Iowa run an annual “Extreme 16” yearly to coincide with the NCAA tournament. Sadly, Iowa’s Extreme 16 seldom make it because they are good. Rather, these are people in positions of power who can … Continue reading

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“Legitimate Political Discourse”

I frequently check in on Robert Reich’s Inequality Media. His videos are dedicated to how working folks and the poor are getting screwed in this country.  This week his focus was a bit different. He focused on the absolutely insane … Continue reading

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STATEMENT: Iowa Needs Build Back Better

Progress Iowa <press@progressiowa.org> Contact: Ivy Beckenholdt, press@progressiowa.org STATEMENT: Iowa Needs Build Back Better Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement calling on Iowa’s federal delegation to support the Build Back Better framework announced … Continue reading

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Media Shouldn’t Blame Dems

“Kill Switch” author Adam Jentleson interviewed by Clay Cane on the Clay Cane Show on SiriusXM Urban View Radio. “Kill Switch” describes how Republicans have rendered the government neutered using the filibuster. This video is from January but is still … Continue reading

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Grassley, Ernst Vote To Shut Down Government

Should come as no surprise. The government was anticipated to run out of money a week from tomorrow, October 18th. At that time the government of the United States of America would have quit paying its bills in what would … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Senators and Climate Change

In March I wrote my U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst about the climate crisis as follows: I hope you will support the efforts of the Biden administration to act to mitigate the effects of our changing climate. Naturally … Continue reading

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Grassley, Ernst Put Party Ahead Of Constituents

Here we go again!! It should come as little surprise to anyone living in Iowa that Iowa’s senators voted against allowing debate in the US Senate for the “For the People Act” that would level the playing field for all … Continue reading

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