Category Archives: voter suppression

Voter ID: Because Republicans Can Only Win By Using Voter Suppression

In light of the vote suppression law (aka voter ID), pushed by Republicans in the Iowa legislature, this is important. Republicans do not want you to vote. They want low turnout. They know Democrats win when there is high turnout. … 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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Colin Gordon: What’s The Matter With Iowa?

U of Iowa Professor Colin Gordon wrote a story in Dissent Magazine that many of us have been wondering about out loud. That is simply “What’s The Matter With Iowa?” Following perhaps the strangest election ever in Iowa, Republicans took … Continue reading

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IPP Sponsors Two Events Exposing ALEC

With all the damage ALEC is wreaking in Iowa these days it may be a very good time to make sure that everybody understands just what ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council). As so often happens in Iowa during a time … Continue reading

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Iowa Auditors Oppose GOP Voter ID Bill

Statement on GOP Voter ID bill by Johnson County Auditor, Travis Weipert Iowa’s election administrators are opposed to Secretary Of State Paul Pate’s Voter ID bill, which is an unnecessary solution to a nonexistent problem. The Iowa State Association of … Continue reading

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Republicans Have A Great Week

(6 minutes) The Country Reels They Have Been Dreaming About This One For Nearly A Century. One can only guess what kind of wet dreams Republicans are having after this week. At a national level they proved that qualifications mean … Continue reading

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Top 10 Iowa Legislative Threats from the Extreme Right

January 9th, 2017 Posted By: Progress Iowa Iowa’s legislative session convened today, and Republicans have control of the state Senate, House, and the Governor’s office for the first time in 20 years. Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Speaker … Continue reading

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Identity Politics

In case you missed it, Samantha Bee shows how misguided those who blame “identity politics” as the reason for Democratic losses in November. Republicans are horrible at governing but they are great at advertising and twisting words. As Samantha Bee … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the GOP

The following “Open Letter To The GOP” was written by NanceGreggs as a rant on democraticunderground.com earlier this week. It says out loud what many Americans are feeling and fearing: Open Letter to the GOP Subject: Donald Trump Query: What … Continue reading

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ALEC Convention Ends; As Usual No Reports

Rest assured that most of us are screwed. ALEC ended what should be by any measure an illegal gathering of businesses and state legislators in Washington DC Friday. Even though this is a meeting where legislators are conducting business of … Continue reading

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