Category Archives: politics

Miller-Meeks: Divisive Blabbermouth

Mariannette Miller-Meeks ran a successful fourth campaign for congress and now represents Iowa’s Second Congressional District. People argue with that statement, saying they stopped counting the votes, yet it is accurate. Her first three campaigns (2008, 2010 and 2014) were … Continue reading

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Summer Community Parades Are Back Despite Pandemic

Most people along the parade route reacted positively to the Johnson County Democrats entry in the Solon Beef Days Parade on July 17. All over the state, parades have re-emerged as a social activity after missing last summer because of … Continue reading

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Conversations With Deidre DeJear

On Monday, July 12, Deidre DeJear of Des Moines announced a series of “Conversation Tour Events” as she explores a run for Iowa governor in 2022. The following is from DeJear’s campaign website: As a small business owner and entrepreneur, … Continue reading

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Coming in September: Iowa Redistricting

Like most Iowa political activists, I’ve been looking forward to new political districts to be created during the decennial, non-partisan redistricting process. Republican legislators repeatedly asserted they wouldn’t change the law and didn’t. While door-knocking in Wilton during the first … Continue reading

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What Else Are Iowa Democrats Doing?

Associated Press ran a story on June 1, dateline Keokuk, Iowa, “Past the point of no return?” Iowa Dems hopes fading. It was a bit of a downer based on interviews with prominent Eastern Iowa Democrats bemoaning changes in the … Continue reading

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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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