Category Archives: Republican Policy

Iowa Issues Lost In Trump Blather

Had the pleasure of joining in on a virtual fundraiser for state senatorial candidate Chris Brase from Muscatine the other night. Brase is a former state senator who lost his seat in 2016. In his pre-legislative days, Brase was a … Continue reading

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Owning The Libs

An article at VOX answers some questions many of us have been wondering: Why has the administration and the Republican Party in general – lower level leaders like Kim Reynolds and other governors – been so inept in response to the … Continue reading

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Property Vs. People

An appearance by Heather Cox Richardson on WGBH in Boston before the impeachment: (12 minutes, but very interesting – stay to the end for the predictions of what happens to the Republican Party) Many folks have picked up on the … Continue reading

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“When You Fail To Plan……”

Perhaps most everyone has heard that little saying from Ben Franklin – “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Never has this been illustrated so graphically as it is being now. The Covid-19 virus outbreak has been been … Continue reading

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Ernst Chooses NRA Over Violence Against Women Act

Laura Clawson over at dailykos.com is doing some fine reporting with her story on Joni Ernst’s  attempt to pull a little shell game by blocking the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and then introducing her own version … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow: Experts Warn Democracies Facing Autocracy

It is becoming hard to write something topical these days. Just as a person sits down to write a commentary on the latest scandal, there is a new and more serious scandal. But all of the ebb and flow of … Continue reading

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Rigged Trial Comes Out As Promised

It should come as no surprise to anyone in this country or the world, especially the Republican home office in Moscow, that the impeachment “trial” that Mitchell “Moscow Mitch” McConnell promised to fix came out just as he promised it … Continue reading

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Smirking Joni: Overturning The American Revolution

ERNST: "IA caucuses are this next Monday evening. And I'm really interested to see how this discussion today informs and influences the Iowa caucus voters, those Demcaucus goers. Will they be supporting VP Biden at this point?" H/T @JaxAlemany pic.twitter.com/tYYkSPuIDY … Continue reading

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Social Security And Medicare On The Block If Trump Wins In 2020

With the behemoth news story of the impeachment sucking up almost all the TV and radio air, there is very little other news getting out or getting a proper amount of air time. Hopefully, the story out of Davos, Switzerland … Continue reading

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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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