Category Archives: Republicn Policy

Signs Of Economic Cutbacks Due To Uncertainty?

A short discussion on the radio the other day caught my ear. Like so many we have our antennae up looking for signs that the great house of cards that Republicans claim are good economic policies will start coming apart … Continue reading

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Another War Based On Bogus Info?

“War” by Edwin Starr with scenes from Viet Nam Like so many we took the story of Bashar al-Assad using sarin gas on Syrians at face value. American media reported it almost in single voice with nearly nary a dissent … Continue reading

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In Two Weeks: Time To March For Science In Iowa

March For Science In Washington DC EARTH DAY APRIL 22, 2017 Where: The National Mall in Washington, DC and 425+ satellite marches around the world. For DC, event details here, and info on buses here. When: April 22nd, 2017. But … Continue reading

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Remember What Harry Reid Said?

What Harry Reid said was in quite plain language back just before the election. Following the announcement by James Comey that the FBI had found more emails from Hillary Clinton, Reid sent a blast to Comey claiming he (Comey) had … Continue reading

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Branstad’s Legacy

Looks like Governor-For-Life Terry Branstad will soon be leaving us on that slow boat to China. Who cares how he gets there as long as he leaves. As he begins to leave we can look back briefly on what shape … Continue reading

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Repairing What Republicans Break May Be Impossible

“Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got Til it’s gone They pave paradise and put up a parking lot” Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” Who knows what people who voted Republican in the last … Continue reading

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What, Me Worry?

The following is a letter to the editor from Larry Hodgden of Tipton. Larry is an Army veteran and former chair of the Cedar County Democrats. A recent Gazette letter reminded me of this warning to all of us. Reverend … Continue reading

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Young Recommends Trump Release Taxes, Then Votes Against It

Just in case you folks out in Iowa’s third district missed Rep. Young’s little bit of fancy political stepping:  Republican Rep. David Young ignited loud cheers from hundreds at an Iowa meeting last week when he said, “Donald Trump should … Continue reading

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An Unadvertised Bomb Inside Repealing The ACA

Look out Kids, Mom and Dad may break you Filial responsibility. Ever hear of it? This is an old concept in law that goes back to the English poor laws in the 1600s. Stated simply, it means that children are … Continue reading

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Will Mexico Stop Buying US Corn?

A quiet shot across the unbuilt wall was fired Monday from Mexico City when Senator Armando Rios Piter said he would introduce a bill that would end the purchase of corn from the US. This is in response to some … Continue reading

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