Category Archives: Republican Policy

ICYMI: Iowa’s economy sputtering as people flee the state

From last week’s inbox, a very important message from Progress Iowa: For Immediate Release: May 24, 2021 Contact: Ivy Beckenholdt, ivy@progressiowa.org ICYMI: Iowa’s economy sputtering as people flee the state Iowa losing jobs as younger residents flee the state under … Continue reading

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Voice Vote Hides Cowardice

We Need To Know How Our Representative Stands – For or Against The Big Lie? Wednesday morning The Republican Party made a show of one of the biggest acts of cowardice this democracy has seen in a long while. In … Continue reading

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Once Again Democrats To The Rescue!

On his 99th day in office, President Biden gave a speech to a joint session of the US House and Senate laying out his vision for America. The vision laid out by President Biden was starkly different than that laid … Continue reading

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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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