Category Archives: Republican Policy

Will An “A” From The NRA Be The New Scarlet Letter?

Last October following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Gavin Aronson over at the iowainformer.com listed the contributions that Iowa senators and congress members got from the NRA. blogforiowa.com ran a story on this shortly after the Parkland shootings. But it certainly … Continue reading

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School Vouchers Rear Their Ugly Head In Iowa

Like many we got an email Wednesday night warning us that Iowa senate Republicans were going to take a run at passing a school voucher law for Iowa. Many thoughts immediately crossed my mind: the first was “not this again.” … Continue reading

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Lobbyists: Time To Shine A Light On Them

Many years ago I made a proposal that any and all meetings between lobbyists and members of government at any level be held in the open and if possible recorded. If governmental people must wear a recorder 24X7 so be … Continue reading

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The Quiet Room 

A story of a child’s gun death in America “At the end of an inconspicuous hallway and strategically placed far from the controlled chaos of the trauma room lies a dimly lit waiting area that we in the medical field … Continue reading

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Vulture Capitalists Swallow A Couple Of Companies

Rumors of the demise of Toys ’R’ Us have been circulating for six months or more since they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Almost as if a songbook was sent out for news readers across the land there was a … Continue reading

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Obscure Court Ruling Sends Ominous Warning Message

While our news media focuses on the ongoing disasters such as the Russian Connection to the White House, the plunging stock market and the fate of those under DACA, some really important news is going under reported. One such story … Continue reading

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2018 Legislative Agenda

For those who did not get this in their email. It is a week old, but still quite relevant. See previous post to find your legislative forum this weekend. ***   Statehouse Update, January 22  *** We’re just starting Week 3 … Continue reading

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Destroying Government Is A Hell Of A Thing To Run On

That Is What Republicans Offer. The difference between Democrats and Republicans should now be as clear as the finest crystal. Democrats build societies and frameworks for citizens to work within those societies. Today’s Republicans destroy what has been built by … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Medicaid Is So Screwed Up

Iowa’s Medicaid system has been going downhill since the day former Iowa Emperor Branstad declared that private companies would be allowed to start pecking slowly at the body in an effort to kill it. He said this would save it. … Continue reading

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And Now The Bad News: Iowa Legislature Returns

Winter winds blow chillin’ cold. What blows even colder is the hearts of Iowa’s Republican Party. Next week they start part two of emptying out the state coffers – filled by taxes from you and I –  and handing it … Continue reading

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