Category Archives: progressive values

Denial, The Coronavirus Is Your Friend

When the U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act there was an unspoken assumption the coronavirus pandemic would be of short duration and gone by now. Based on this, the Republican president and Republican Iowa governor pushed to “reopen the economy.” … Continue reading

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Being Racist

We have to look at ourselves in the mirror and consider whether we are racist. It’s not easy to do in the best of circumstances. Dictionaries consistently define a racist as someone who has a notion that one’s own ethnic … 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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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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Why Should Progressives Consider Eddie Mauro For U.S. Senate?

When Eddie Mauro is campaigning around Iowa he considers the communities in which he finds himself. “Every time I drive into a community I look at places where I say we help insure that,” Mauro said. “We help insure that … 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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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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