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Quick Hitters

Somehow I missed that Karl Marx wrote “Mein Kampf” in 1848. I always thought it was Groucho Some short thoughts on our current state of affairs: Did you ever think that if the Supreme Court had not appointed George W. … Continue reading

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Niazy, Hale, Warnagiris And Our Endless War

Veteran Decries Inconsistent Justice by Ed Flaherty The story of Zalmay Niazy of Iowa Falls has been well-publicized.  He was an interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan for several years, has lived in Iowa Falls for several years, where he … Continue reading

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Rethink Afghanistan: Windows & Mirrors

by Ed Flaherty October 7th will mark the beginning of the 12th year of our war in Afghanistan. Some call it the forgotten war. Many of us haven’t thought about it in a long time. I suggest it’s time to … Continue reading

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Loebsack Talks Issues With The Des Moines Register Editorial Board

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-02) met with the Des Moines Register Editorial Board Monday.  Topics included Medicare, the farm bill, food stamps, the debt, congressional “bickering,” veterans issues, NAFTA, taxation, economic recovery, education, Afghanistan and more.   http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

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One Iowa Farmer’s Year In Afghanistan

Denise O’Brien, organic farmer and  advocate from Atlantic, Iowa, who co-founded the Women Food And Agriculture Network (WFAN) in 1997 and was its director for more than 11 years, is now a USDA advisor in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.  Check out her … Continue reading

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It is Time to End Our Longest War

As we mark the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, we have to ask ourselves, why are we still there? What constitutes victory? Will we stay ten more years? Each month we spend billions of dollars … Continue reading

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