Category Archives: Trade

Iowa Republicans Thumb Their Noses At Iowans

Three fine examples of Republican leaders in Iowa and what they really think of the average Iowan. First is not an elected official, but WHO radio personality Jan Mickelson whose program is essentially Republican propaganda. Second we have a story … Continue reading

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Tobacco and the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership

At hundreds of convenience stores and retail outlets in Iowa, the drug trade has been and continues to be legal and in full force. Lowly paid wage workers ply a trade in tobacco, a deadly product that continues to be … Continue reading

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Senator Harkin on the Free Trade Agreements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued the following statement as the U.S. Senate considers trade agreements with Korea, Columbia and Panama. “I took many aspects of these trade agreements and their impact on my home state of … Continue reading

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Iowa's Trade Mission to China and South Korea

For fifteen minutes on Thursday, the Iowa delegation led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa Department of Economic Development Director Debi Durham and others spoke and answered reporter questions on a conference call about their … Continue reading

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Iowans See Another Side of CAFTA

Iowans See Another Side of CAFTA by Paul Deaton [Editor's Note: A lot of requests cross the editor's desk at Blog for Iowa, and in this case, the issue presented has not been aired at all in Iowa as far … Continue reading

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Iowa Agriculture, Sustainability and the Commodities Boom

Iowa Agriculture, Sustainability and the Commodities Boom by Paul Deaton If the 84th Iowa General Assembly is anything, it has been a battleground for competing ideologies. To call it Armageddon, the scene of a final battle between good and evil … Continue reading

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Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap

Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap by Paul Deaton[Editors' Note: Following is a weekly recap of stories from Des Moines that came through the Weekend Editor's in-box in the fifth week of … Continue reading

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Working Iowans Should Oppose the US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement

Working Iowans Should Oppose the US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement by Paul Deaton On Friday, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released an article on his government web site titled “Q & A: Export Markets for Iowa.” In it, among other things, … Continue reading

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Another Free Trade Agreement Will Impact Iowans

Another Free Trade Agreement Will Impact Iowans by Paul Deaton Blog for Iowa has covered the South Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement since Colin Powell visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa to help dedicate the Iowa Korean War memorial at Veterans Stadium … Continue reading

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Iowa and China's Currency Valuation

Iowa and China's Currency Valuation by Paul Deaton“In the post-Reagan society, where the middle class is under continuous assault, we value the ability to buy cheap roofing nails, cans of beans, shoes or hand held communications devices and don't see … Continue reading

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