Category Archives: #trumpresistance

How Do Republicans Get Away With The Lying?

 Their strategy is based entirely on lies. Forty per cent of Americans are believing the lies. How can this be?  The right wing eco-system, including radio, helps Republicans get away with lying. We’re not the only ones saying it.  List … Continue reading

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Breaking The Grip of Corporate Ag on Rural Iowa

Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors, Inc. P.O. Box 811, Fairfield, IA 52556 jfan@lisco.comhttp://www.jfaniowa.org • 641-209-6600 Award-winning agricultural journalist Alan Guebert on Breaking Free of Corporate Ag – JFAN Annual Meeting Factory farming has a stranglehold on rural Iowa, … Continue reading

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Republican Credits Dave Loebsack For Persistence on Rural Wireless

We all know what our Republican representatives – Blum, Young, King, Ernst, Grassley – are doing in congress.  They are either doing nothing or making things worse.  Here’s what Iowa’s only Democratic congressman is doing. Working across the aisle to … Continue reading

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Free Press, Licensing, Corporations And Net Neutrality

This is the concept of Net Neutrality that is under fire from the current FCC (3 minutes). From 2015: The current president (who, thanks to his own Secretary of State, should be referred to as the Effing Moron) caused quite … Continue reading

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Upcoming Democratic Events in Sioux Center, Okoboji, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Marion, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids

A note from Senate Democratic leader Rob Hogg “Taste of Fall” Wednesday in Des Moines plus Upcoming Events in Sioux Center, Okoboji, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Marion, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids Dear Friends: Please join me for the Iowa … Continue reading

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The Five Extra Words That Can Fix The Second Amendment

Time once again to review the second amendment. https://www.washingtonpost.com/ John Paul Stevens served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. This essay is excerpted from his book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Ajit Pai Reconfirmed For Five Years

From This Week Tonight from last May 20 minutes Expect An All Out Assault On Internet Neutrality Next From Lucia at FreePress.net: Yesterday (Monday) the Senate reconfirmed Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai. The 52–41 vote split mostly along party lines, with … Continue reading

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Party Of Death?

Note: US House votes for budget that has deep cuts to Medicaid and Medicare:    “The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr. As quickly as the news spread about the massacre in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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The Future of Iowa

Published with permission from the Fall 2017 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter.  by State Senator Joe Bolkcom Are you mad about Governor Reynold’s decision to waste money giving Apple a 20-million-dollar tax break? You should be. … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Joni Ernst One of Congress’ Biggest Recipients of NRA Support

iowainformer.com/politics/2017/10/nra-backed-iowa-congress-members-offer-thoughts-and-prayers-to-las-vegas-victims/ The five GOP members of Iowa’s congressional delegation have consistently opposed proposals to strengthen regulations against guns including ones for stronger background checks. They have all earned “A” ratings (or “AQ” ratings, an equivalent rating based on questionnaire responses … Continue reading

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