Category Archives: Republican Policy

Remember In November: The Election Is A Referendum On Trump

As we head into the caucuses, try to remember that the little issues and squabbles that the media are trying to stir into a big fight are really nothing. Among the candidates still standing I have no problem with any … Continue reading

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Iowa Policy Project On The State Of The State

It is hard to squeeze out time to listen to things like the State of the State address given by the governor last Tuesday. However, when a person can’t listen it is nice to know that someone with deep knowledge … Continue reading

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Letters Democrats Write

Don Paulson of Muscatine regularly shares his thoughts with the world and then shares them with us. His letters are usually so good I ask his permission to post them on occasion on these pages. Here is his most recent: … Continue reading

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Mother Jones: Republicans Are Acting Like Babies …….

Because They Know That Babies Get What They Want A very straight forward and succinct opinion from Senior Reporter Tim Murphy at Mother Jones magazine that bares the reasons why Republicans act like they do: When a group of Republican … Continue reading

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Unadvertised Features

Back in my working days I was among the front line of system changes for my area. Despite planning and investigation and using our imaginations when a system was rolled out there were always what we referred to as “unadvertised … Continue reading

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Medicaid MCOs Get Another Huge Raise

Coming on the tail of an 8.4% raise to the MCOs last year, the administration of Governor Kim Reynolds awarded the MCOs a raise of 8.6% this year. In real dollars those numbers that is a raise of $344 million … Continue reading

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Great Ideas For All VS. A Party Of A Few

Among the many truisms about America that we learn growing up is the concept that elections are usually fought on the plain of ideas. That is that the candidate or party with the better ideas for making citizen’s lives better … Continue reading

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Iowa Drops In “Best State” Poll

Well, that didn’t last long – from 2018: (1.5 minutes) Healthcare Education Economy Opportunity Infrastructure Crime & Correction  Fiscal Stability Quality of Life Iowa 2019. (#14)  20                      9     … Continue reading

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Pelosi Looks Very Concerned In Her Weekly Presser

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi seemed very concerned during her weekly press conference held on Thursday morning. The previous day, Attorney General William Barr made no pretense that he would protect the president at all costs, including lying to … Continue reading

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Grassley Tries His Damndest To Avoid ACA Question

“You are threatening my life” says constituent Looking fully like the old fool that he is, Chuck Grassley tries to employ a dance to make it seem like he is all in favor of the ACA and covering pre-existing conditions … Continue reading

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