Category Archives: separation of church and state

Another Year Of Bible Reading On Courthouse Grounds In Iowa

Maybe it is because the fear of losing medicaid, health insurance or having the costs for insurance skyrocket has sucked all the air out of the room. Or maybe it is the continuing saga of how Republicans worked with a … Continue reading

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Americans Leaving Religion In Droves

Samantha Bee explains the marriage of evangelicals and the extreme right. This is in 2 parts. The second part is below. This part is 10 minutes. This is not news to anyone who spends time on the internet. The Pew … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts At Thanksgiving

Letting the old mind idle for the holiday: Terry Branstad panders once again Let’s face it Iowans, this guy is a far right winger; he just sounds better than most when he does things like this: After joining in the … Continue reading

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Ernst Embarrasses Iowa Again

Wednesday evening Iowa’s own Joni Ernst proved once more that she neither understands issues nor has any idea what Iowans think when she introduced a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. In a video on HuffPost the commentator says that the … Continue reading

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Real Solutions Or Fear And Hate?

Yesterday and today will be offering a dramatic contrast of the differences between what the Democratic Party stands for and what the Republican Party stands for. Last night in Cedar Rapids, Democrats met for their annual Hall of Fame dinner. … Continue reading

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Independent Survey Shows Bob Vander Plaats’ Irrelevance With Voters

Editor’s note: With the coming of the first in the nation Presidential test Iowa caucuses, Bob Vander Plaats is moving into the role of a potential king maker within the Republican Party. Since the Republican caucuses in Iowa have a … Continue reading

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A Little Quiz About Religious Liberty

Note: a very appropriate quiz for Easter considering the news of the week. by Meteor Blades reprinted from dailykos Seems like Indiana and Arkansas legislators have made now a good time to reprise this little quiz on religious freedom. Written … Continue reading

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20 reasons Not To Re-elect Branstad

A big thanks to Don Paulson of Muscatine for letting me use and combine his two LTTEs to his local paper into one complete list of Branstad “accomplishments.” We need to elect Jack Hatch as Iowa’s governor! There are a … Continue reading

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Newton Daily News Editor Fired For “Being Christian”

Ran across this story Thursday. A portion is reprinted here. The whole story plus other links are at the link.This story has a lot of twists and looks to me like one that may well wend its way to the … Continue reading

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Hodge-Podge: Branstad For Bishop!

I understand Terry Branstad is a Roman Catholic. I never knew this because I never cared before. As one who truly believes that the separation of Church and State must as wide as a galaxy it really irked me to … Continue reading

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