Category Archives: Republican Policy

SCOTUS Allows FCC To Loosen Ownership Rules

As if media consolidation wasn’t bad enough already, Thursday the Supreme Court made it possible for even more consolidation to take place.  The question before the Court was not on the validity of ownership rules or their effects on the … Continue reading

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Extreme 16: Voter Suppression Bill Crushes Competition As Number 1 Seed

A really inventive way from the folks at Progress Iowa    https://progressiowa.org  to illustrate how the Republican dominated legislature in Iowa is screwing over Iowa citizens:   Attacks on working families, women, LGBTQ Iowans, and institutionalizing racism round out this … Continue reading

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It Has Been A Year Already?

Biden Working Incredibly Hard And Productively To Pull Us Out Of The Pandemic Republicans Try To Halt Progress And Steal Credit My friends will grind their teeth a little as I quickly(?) tell my tale of realizing that a year … Continue reading

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“DePlatformed?” Us Too!

As if I needed yet another chuckle over how badly conservatives are treated in this country, I almost drove off the road laughing when I heard the news on public radio Friday and some Republican Iowa legislators were whining about … Continue reading

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What Could Possibly Be Next?

In my formative years I was an avid reader of the Des Moines Register’s Donald Kaul. His column ran on the editorial page of the paper three times a week. When football was no longer being played and the corn … Continue reading

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A Lesson Learned Once Again

The Republican Party is now over 40 years into their little experiment trying to prove night and day that government doesn’t work. Pretty much the first thing out of Republican politician’s mouth is that “government doesn’t work.” When that is … Continue reading

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Hardly A Surprise, Was It?

I have no idea why anyone was surprised that the current President of the US lead an insurrection against our government Wednesday. He has been calling for the insurrection for weeks. His calls for violence against the system have been … Continue reading

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Mrs. Betty Bowers Looks Into 2021 Republicans

Here we go. It is time for the Republican chameleons to change into their costumes for Democratic presidencies and suddenly pretend to care about things like “values” and “budgets and debts and deficits.” This will once again fool a large … Continue reading

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One Final Kick In The Teeth From Republicans

Perhaps the worst year in American history is coming  to an end. If not the worst year it is most certainly in the top ten. The corona virus would have made 2020 a bad year just by itself. Having the … Continue reading

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Ron Klain Saw It Coming

Jeffery Goldberg has a story in The Atlantic this week that looks back a year tp remind us that we were warned. Sadly, in all the bluster and confusion, deliberate disinformation and misinformation that is the current administration most of … Continue reading

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