Tag Archives: coronavirus pandemic

Doing The Right Thing

Governor Kim Reynolds has neither the bandwidth nor expertise to manage the coronavirus pandemic. I didn’t vote for her, yet that is cold comfort. As COVID-19 cases increase in Iowa, and in all 50 states, her latest statement is evidence … Continue reading

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Laundering Face Masks–Again

Laundering home sewn face masks is back on the to-do list. It looks like we’ll need them. On Monday I wrote we are not really taming the coronavirus in Iowa or in the United States as a whole. Too many … Continue reading

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Summer Community Parades Are Back Despite Pandemic

Most people along the parade route reacted positively to the Johnson County Democrats entry in the Solon Beef Days Parade on July 17. All over the state, parades have re-emerged as a social activity after missing last summer because of … Continue reading

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Masking In The United States

I recently flew to Florida to help someone move to the Midwest, my first non-local trip since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. We convoyed from central Florida to Chicago, following major interstate … Continue reading

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Trump Still Clouds The Country

Donald Trump is living the egomaniacs wet dream. For a guy who wants to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every wake –  the guy who wants all the attention all the time – Trump has … Continue reading

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Letters From Loebsack

I’ve received a number of official reply letters from Dave Loebsack in the 14 years he served as our congressman. He discusses priorities for the CARES Act follow on bill in this one. July 28, 2020 Dear Mr. Deaton, Thank … Continue reading

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Rep. Axne, Iowans Speak Up for Seniors Amid Pandemic

This just in from Progress Iowa: Rep. Cindy Axne, Iowans Speak Up for Seniors Amid Pandemic Coronavirus, Poor Leadership from Gov. Reynolds Reveals Struggles in Care Centers (Des Moines, Iowa) — Thursday, Rep. Cindy Axne, Glenn Hurst, Executive Director of … Continue reading

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Institute A Face Covering Mandate

Institute a face covering mandate A guest post by Janice Weiner As a city council member, I took an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Iowa. The Iowa Constitution’s Bill of … Continue reading

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