Category Archives: politics

Book Review: Our Time Is Now

If one needs a palate cleansing after the bitter taste of the Trump years, Stacey Abrams’ Our Time is Now is just the book to read. I didn’t know what to expect going in. I knew of her close Georgia … Continue reading

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Institute A Face Covering Mandate

Institute a face covering mandate A guest post by Janice Weiner As a city council member, I took an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Iowa. The Iowa Constitution’s Bill of … Continue reading

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Loebsack Supporting Small Businesses

(Dave Loebsack’s July 9 Congressional Newsletter) Dear Friend, I hope this email finds you and your family in good health. Earlier this year, when the COVID-19 pandemic first came to our nation, Congress worked to pass the CARES Act, a … Continue reading

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Iowa Summer Pandemic Politics

Independence Day is over! Time to get rolling on the fall campaign to elect Democrats! Not so fast… The 2020 general election cycle has been like no other. Iowa didn’t stand a chance of influencing the national debate after the … Continue reading

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Get Ready To Vote For Joe Biden

Now that the primary elections are behind us it is time to look ahead politically toward the general election. Get ready to vote for Joe Biden as president. Biden is the only thing standing between us and another four years … Continue reading

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Kimberly Graham – A Voice For ‘Us’

On Tuesday, March 17, Blog for Iowa conducted a telephone interview with U.S. Senate candidate Kimberly Graham. We had intended to do an in-person interview but in consideration of the coronavirus pandemic we maintained social distancing. Graham was thoughtful in … Continue reading

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Theresa Greenfield – Jobs To Get Done

On Saturday, Feb. 22, I met with U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield at a coffee shop in Coralville, immediately after her appearance at the Linn County Phoenix Club. She arrived on time and was thoughtful in her answers to my … Continue reading

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Michael Franken For U.S. Senate

Michael Franken (D-Sioux City) announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 26. There are now five candidates to challenge Joni Ernst. Franken has been telephoning potential donors and appearing at events around … Continue reading

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State Auditor Rob Sand Speaks… Briefly

State Auditor Rob Sand spoke at the Zach Wahls birthday fundraiser in rural Johnson County on July 14. He was brief. Sand’s brevity is becoming a feature of his political tenure. Those of us who hear a lot of political … Continue reading

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Support For Rita Hart

I first heard Rita Hart, candidate for U.S. Congress in Iowa’s second district, speak on Friday, June 26, 2015, at Gil’s Restaurant, Ballroom and Limousine Service in Clinton at the Clinton County Democrats Hall of Fame Dinner. I have no … Continue reading

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