Category Archives: Progressive Community

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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Patriotism And Politics In The United States

Patriotism and Politics in the United States A Guest Post by Ralph Scharnau As we celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, it seems appropriate to reflect on the founding of the American Republic. The patriots of the Revolutionary War era … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson to Ho Chi Minh

Thomas Jefferson to Ho Chi Minh: The Long Road of the Declaration of Independence A Guest Post by Gary Sanders Hostilities between England and the American colonies had been brewing for years, but boiled over in the skirmish between English … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History Of The Supreme Court

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America by Thom Hartmann is a quick but important read for people who want to review the history of the Supreme Court. At 168 pages, the book takes readers … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter And Prejudice Against Women

On Jan. 19, 1976, the day of the Iowa precinct caucuses that started Jimmy Carter on a path from relative obscurity to becoming the Democratic nominee for president, I was in U.S. Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. I … Continue reading

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Data Points To Corporate Influence

Is the Ohio federal court’s recent release of Drug Enforcement Agency data about manufacture and distribution of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills significant? Maybe. I found last week’s Washington Post presentation of scrubbed data engaging for the ten minutes or so … Continue reading

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Can A Democrat Beat Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell?

Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath announced she was running to beat Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. She raised $2.5 million during the first 24 hours after her announcement. With 20 years in … Continue reading

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The Most Important Freedom Is The Freedom Of Expression

The Most Important Freedom is the Freedom of Expression By Ralph Scharnau Freedom of expression or speech is the most fundamental right in the United States. It means citizens have the right to freely express themselves and their opinions. Although … Continue reading

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Support For Newman Abuissa

Editor’s Note: Newman Abuissa formally announced his candidacy to represent Iowa’s second district in the U.S. Congress at an event in Iowa City on Sunday, June 30. While Rita Hart is favored to win almost a year from the primary … Continue reading

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$750 Billion, Who Cares?

$750 Billion, Who Cares? By Ed Flaherty In another wonderful example of bipartisan cooperation, the U.S. Senate on June 27 passed the National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 86-8.  The headlines of all media, conservative and liberal, should … Continue reading

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