Category Archives: money out of politics

Of The People, By The People And For The People

As we crash into the Independence Day weekend this year with a feeling that the doom that was at the door last year is no longer quite beating the door down, our thoughts can go beyond merely surviving to once … Continue reading

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More Dark Money To Corrupt Elections

If you are like my family, beginning Wednesday it was nice to be able to let a little bit of the guard down that we have had in place for at least four years. It was nice to hear the … Continue reading

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CBD Oil: Time To Regulate

This past month we have been running a bit of an experiment in our house. We have been testing the effects of CBD oil on our various ailments as we age or on long term ailments that ‘modern medicine’ and … Continue reading

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Money And Theresa Greenfield

Theresa Greenfield is a Democrat running for U.S. Senate and appears ahead in the money game. She got positive press after third quarter fundraising numbers were released. She raised $1.1 million in Q3 compared to Joni Ernst who raised less … Continue reading

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Job #1 For Democrats? Restore Real Democracy

  As we come up to yet another election, we face the prospect of control of state and national legislatures being decided by black box voting machines and gerrymandered districts. This flies in the face of everything the founders stood … Continue reading

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Why Would The Senate Vote To Kill ACA When No One Wants That To Happen?

7 minutes Just a thought passing though my mind after another day of getting no answer from the Ernst office once again and the usual surly response at the Grassley office. I have a couple questions and some ruminations about … Continue reading

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The Money, The Money, The Money

Last week brought the not too stunning revelation that the Iowa legislature seems to be under the direction of Americans For Prosperity, a Koch brothers front group. Following the money, one of the most valuable lessons ever to learn in … Continue reading

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SCREWED

I write this just after learning that the Iowa legislature has set the state back about a century as they strip public unions of almost all rights they have in the workplace. Republicans have their usual BS reasons why it … Continue reading

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Buy Senator Ernst’s Vote

A gofundme page has sprung up to try to outbid DeVos for Ernst’s vote: Betsy DeVos gave* $2,600 to Sen. Joni Ernst, whose vote is now pivotal inDeVos’s nomination fight (If one more Republican commits to vote “no” DeVos loses). … Continue reading

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ALEC Convention Ends; As Usual No Reports

Rest assured that most of us are screwed. ALEC ended what should be by any measure an illegal gathering of businesses and state legislators in Washington DC Friday. Even though this is a meeting where legislators are conducting business of … Continue reading

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