Tag Archives: #iapolitics

Toward A New Electorate

Sunday my spouse and I took the public library poster she made to the fairgrounds where the county’s seven libraries have a booth for the fair which runs Monday through Thursday this week. We parked outside Building B, went in, … Continue reading

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Democrats In McConnellville

Mitch McConnell must miss Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Without their foil he’s got no one to blame but himself for failing to craft a legislative agenda to support the Republican president. He tries to blame Democrats but it falls … Continue reading

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Iowa Water Quality And Confirmation Bias

Progressives, farmers and environmentalists heard there is movement in the Iowa legislature to fund water quality and ears perked up — a natural impulse to interpret new events as supporting something we already believe or are working on, also known … Continue reading

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Hope After The Fire

Having inoculated myself early on to the possibility of Donald Trump winning Iowa’s six electoral votes, my reaction to his Nov. 8 victory in a close national election was more recoil than shock. “Expect Iowa to award its six electoral … Continue reading

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Into The Hurricane And Presidential Politics

Millions of people began evacuating Florida, Georgia and South Carolina in advance of hurricane Matthew. Hundreds are reported dead in Haiti. Downgraded to Category 3, Matthew began hitting Florida Thursday. It’s expected to pick up velocity. During the most recent … Continue reading

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Stronger Together

If we accept the premise articulated by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, that we are stronger together, there is a lot in society requiring our collective attention. What did we work on? What are we working on? What should we be … Continue reading

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Today's Republican Party Is Out Of Ideas

(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Stevens Point Journal and is re-posted here with permission of the author). Today’s Republican Party Is Out Of Ideas By David Shorr Throughout his political career, Rep. Paul Ryan of Janesville has … Continue reading

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August Politics – 2016 Style

Hillary Clinton spent three days in California this week raising money for her campaign and for those of selected state parties. Meanwhile members of the corporate media complained it has been a long while since she gave a press conference. … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack 10 Years In

When I first volunteered to support Dave Loebsack for congress it was a dicey endeavor. In 2004 I’d supported Dave Franker and he was not the best of candidates. He seemed a throw-away placed on the ballot next to Jim … Continue reading

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Looking to 2020

The sobering news of the NBC/Marist poll released last week is Hillary Clinton leading the Republican candidate in Iowa by only 4 points (41-37) among registered voters. In Iowa electing Hillary Clinton president will not be a slam dunk. If … Continue reading

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