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The Biden Presidency, the Economy, and the Political Challenges

by Ralph Scharnau Posted with permission Since assuming the nation’s highest elective office, President Joe Biden has encountered an economy with both good and bad aspects.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that unemployment fell to 3.6% in March, … Continue reading

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Hinson Embarrasses Iowa

What’s that old saying about a politician – someone who finds out which way the parade is going and then hops to the front of it. Here in Iowa we have Ashley Hinson acting as the very epitome of that … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again – Right Says America “Can’t Afford” Infrastructure 

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: In response to questions of why she opposed President Biden’s infrastructure plan even though she submitted requests for several projects for her district, Congress member Mariannette Miller-Meeks ponied up the old tried … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Fixes Badly Needed!

According to my casual reading last week we had a major train derailment in Sibley, Iowa with somewhere around 47 rails cars dumping all sorts of chemicals on the ground, into a lake and catching on fire thus polluting the … Continue reading

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Rep. Loebsack Praises Passage of Infrastructure Bill

Dave Loebsack Praises House Passage of Legislation to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure Bill contains Loebsack priorities, including funding for expanded broadband access, bus transit, building energy efficient schools Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today praised House passage of HR 2, … Continue reading

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Bridges In Iowa Worst In Nation

Iowa finally got to the top in one category of public achievement. From an email issued by Progress Iowa: We’ve got some bad news. Iowa recently overtook Pennsylvania for the dubious honor of having more structurally deficient bridges than any … Continue reading

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Hard To Believe Americans Accept This

We come to the end of another year and my biggest single take on the country is the things that Americans are now willing to accept. It is hard to believe that the generation that fought and defeated the military … Continue reading

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Real Scares For Halloween

Who could pass up the opportunity to post a column on things to be truly scared of Halloween? Not me for sure! Earth’s survival We are crapping badly in the only nest we have and refuse to clean it up! … Continue reading

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Comment On The Economy

More speculating over  a holiday week. Once again we are in the middle of a Republican created financial crisis. Once again they have created this crisis so that they can justify lower taxes on the richest of Americans. And while they … Continue reading

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