Tag Archives: #iapolitics

After Dave Loebsack

You don’t need to be a political insider to understand Dave Loebsack’s days in the U.S. House of Representatives are getting numbered. Loebsack seems likely to dispatch with power his second time opponent, Chris Peters from Coralville, this year. He … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee, Climate Change And The 2018 Midterms

I first drank coffee in the Army… on top of a hill… during the dead of winter… from a mermite can. Steam rising from the lid proved irresistible when ambient temperatures were below zero and we had just slept on … Continue reading

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Politics and Real Zach Wahls

2018 will be an amazing year for Democrats, win or lose. Even so, I’ve been slow to engage, that is, until Zach Wahls announced his campaign for State Senate District 37. First I said no politics until after the June … Continue reading

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Hope Is Alive In House District 82

What seems most important about last night’s Iowa House District 82 special election to replace Curt Hanson is Democrat Phil Miller won in a post-Tom Harkin era. Iowa no longer has a Democratic U.S. Senator able to travel most counties, … Continue reading

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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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