Category Archives: Social Security

Some Thoughts On The Coming End Of Roe v. Wade

Like many of you, I am livid over the leaked decision that overturns the Roe v. Wade decision. And like many of you I have been turning all sorts of thoughts concerning access to abortion over in my mind. The … Continue reading

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Radical

Just a little thought on this Presidents day weekend.  Radical is a word that we are likely to hear on right wing media. It is a word that the right has spent years turning into one of those words that … Continue reading

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Chuck Grassley: Major Obstructionist

A friend sent me a copy of a guest opinion from the Cedar Rapids Gazette from January 12th. The opinion is written by David Mannheim, a neighbor of Grassley’s near New Hartford. Mr. Mansheim breaks down many aspects of Grassley’s years … Continue reading

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Right’s Framing Of Socialism Just Too Much BS

Never forget this: If you hadn’t noticed the next election is already in full swing. As usual the lockstep Republican candidates are all singing from the same hymnal. That hymnal has various versions of the ever popular song among Republicans … Continue reading

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Well, The Time Is Nigh

First, this is Halloween. Wishing you a safe, corona virus free holiday. Now on to the main story. Tuesday will be the end of what is now referred to as the election season. In the US pretty much every state … Continue reading

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Killing The “Public” Entity

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” the old political saying goes. Lord knows we have a huge crisis in front of us. Had we had any kind of even substandard leadership, the US may have been able to … 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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Fumbling The Corona Virus Crisis In A Big Way

Reynolds Gives Heartless Response To Coronavirus For Immediate Release: March 2, 2020 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 STATEMENT: Reynolds Gives Heartless Response To Coronavirus Governor calls for sick workers to stay home while Iowa law does not require paid sick … Continue reading

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Sunday Economics With Robert Reich

Sometimes I feel I should apologize for posting so much Robert Reich, but his videos just make so damned much sense. They are also usually fairly short and always very understandable. Plus they are true, which can sometimes be an … 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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