Category Archives: Republican Policy

What Is This Woman Thinking?

video 30 seconds: It is not my custom to run an ad for a Republican candidate but this one just cries out for analysis. It would be hard to do analysis without viewing the object to be analyzed. So forgive … Continue reading

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Watching Grassley Lead The Ford “Hearing”

So I am writing this a couple days ahead of time. However, I can’t help but comment on Grassley’s handling of the Ford “hearing” and the whole general tone of their Kavanaugh rush through Grassley’s committee. Pretty obvious the plan … Continue reading

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Low Wages And No Stability: Working In America

  Labor Day focuses light on stories about labor in this country. There are many publications that cover labor throughout the year but unfortunately most of these articles are ignored. In the era of Dear Leader and his constant assumption … Continue reading

Posted in #trumpresistance, Blog for Iowa, economic inequality, Economic Justice, Economy, Labor, Republican Policy

Corey Booker! Thanks For That Act Of Courage!

“Then Bring It”  We had the TV on in the background while we went about our business Thursday morning. We had the Stephanie Miller Show on Free Speech TV playing. Steph’s producer broke in with a short bulletin – Senator … Continue reading

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Krugman: Big Business Reaps Trump’s Whirlwind

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has a great article Thursday concerning business’s role in the Republican Party that has gone awry. Joining the Republicans in cynically using racism, xenophobia, misogyny and division of the country in order to win … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Bad At Law Making

Last Friday the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the 2017 law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman could have an abortion. Here’s the money quote from Chief Justice Mark Cady, writing for the majority: “The state’s capacity to legislate … Continue reading

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Grassley’s Stolen SCOTUS Attacks Working Families

Editor’s note:  The following are two press releases concerning Senator Grassley and his unprecedented and still extremely controversial hijacking of the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland. http://www.WhyCourtsMatterIowa.org For Immediate Release: June 27, 2018 Contact: wcmia@whycourtsmatteriowa.org Des Moines, Iowa — Today the … Continue reading

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Rise Up: Fight Against Child Imprisonment

June 20th, 2018 From: Progress Iowa It’s easy to feel powerless when each day brings more and more horrific stories about the parents and children who are detained while peacefully seeking asylum. But there is something you can do to … Continue reading

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How Will You Spend Your Huge Tax Savings?

Video about the Kansas experience. Note the similarity to Iowa’s new tax scam. About 4 minutes I can almost not contain my excitement! Wednesday, Kim Reynolds signed that giant tax cut into law! Holy Moly I’ll have more money every … Continue reading

Posted in Blog for Iowa, Iowa legislature 2018, Iowa Policy Project, Republican hypocrisy, Republican Policy, tax cuts for the wealthy

Losing Internet Neutrality: The Worst Is Yet To Come

Video @ 5 minutes We are two weeks away from losing internet neutrality. Monday June 11th is the date that the reigns of the internet are handed over to the corporations in this country. Expect them to wring out every … Continue reading

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