Tag Archives: 2016 Iowa Caucuses

Enraptured In Fandom

We’ve seen it so many times before progressives should be used to it. The folks at Run Warren Run, financed partly by MoveOn.org, threw in the towel and are “suspending operations,” according to the MoveOn.org website. Hard to run a … Continue reading

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Webb, O'Malley Speeches Kick Off Iowa Caucus Season

Former U.S. Senator from Virginia Jim Webb and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley kicked off the run up to the Iowa Caucuses on Friday at the Polk County Democrats Spring Awards Dinner in Des Moines. Polk is a Democratic county … Continue reading

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Framing The Caucuses – Republican-style

I re-read Jennifer Jacobs’ 50 most wanted Democrats article twice and have to say I disagree with her framing. In the first place, the Republican caucuses are a place where only registered Republicans who show up get to vote, not … 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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The Job of Iowa Progressives

Holding first in the nation caucuses during the presidential election cycle gives Iowa progressives a job, and it’s not the one you may think. The job of progressives, according to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, is to educate people about what … Continue reading

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Midterms, Caucuses And Polls, Oh My!

It must be tough being the newspaper Iowa depends upon for Republican news. First the Rasmussen polls showing U.S. Senate candidates Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst in a statistical dead heat with 44 -45 percent of 750 likely Iowa voters … Continue reading

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