Tag Archives: 2014 Midterm Election

A Progressive Agenda For The New Congress

The 2014 midterm elections are over.  Republicans won with no platform, no plan, and no vision. They rode a wave of discontent with government and blamed Obama. While the GOP savors its impressive electoral successes, many voters remain discouraged. A … Continue reading

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2014 Midterms A Mencken Moment

otherwords.org This is Donald Kaul’s first column since last December. Check out the comments from his delighted fans on otherwords.org.  Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession … Continue reading

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Iowans For Sherrie Taha

IOWA CITY– The fact that Sherrie Taha, candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, supports reduction of food imports to Iowa only makes sense. “Rather than import the bulk of the food we eat from outside of our state, we need … Continue reading

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Three Things – Iowa Senate Race

Partisan politics, and the manner in which the founders set up the federal government with its bicameral legislature, yielded an inability to deal with problems much beyond our noses. The founders planned it that way. “A government of representatives, elected … Continue reading

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Loebsack To Debate Opponent – Round Three

Dean Borg with Iowa Press could just cut and paste his 2010 introduction to the debate between Rep. Dave Loebsack and Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks for Thursday’s debate in Iowa City: “Same candidates, new election. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks again challenging incumbent … Continue reading

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Iowa's Brad Anderson – 2014 And Beyond

The U.S. Congressman from Iowa’s Fourth District is saying wacky stuff again, this time about the Iowa Secretary of State race where Brad Anderson faces off with a former SOS in a closely watched race. In a fundraising letter, Rep. … Continue reading

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Jack Hatch Debates Iowa Governor

Iowa Public Television hosted the first gubernatorial debate between Senator Jack Hatch and the incumbent yesterday at the State Fair. It is 60 minutes of time worth spending if one cares about Iowa politics and the future of our state. … Continue reading

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Iowa Senate Race Roundup #IASEN

The national, corporate news media has been writing a lot about the Iowa U.S. Senate race to replace Tom Harkin. Here are some links to stories so readers can follow along: Greg Sargent of the Washington Post wrote about Joni … Continue reading

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Still Not Ready For Hillary

Where the weird Ready for Hillary political action committee (PAC) gets it wrong is political organizing in 2014 Iowa is about the 2014 midterms, not raising money and identifying support for a potential 2016 presidential candidate. Think back to 2006, … Continue reading

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Braley-Ernst In The Heat Of Summer

At BFIA we keep calm and help progressive Democrats win elections. Sweet corn is in, first tomatoes are being harvested, and RAGBRAI just finished. We are in the summer doldrums of this midterm election campaign, where the real action is … Continue reading

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