Tag Archives: Iowa politics

Building A Blue Wave

People are excited by the prospect of flipping the Iowa House and governorship in November. I share the excitement, and note such voters are engaged in politics more than most who will show up at the polls. I’ll be convinced … Continue reading

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Important Changes In Early Voting

With Iowa’s new voter ID law the rules changed for early voting. Here’s good information from Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert about the new rules. I modified the press release to make it applicable statewide. It’s less than 120 days … Continue reading

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Help For Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

A lot of pixels have been spilled over the primary election win of Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on June 26. Regardless of the methods of her election or her platform — or the buzz around beating 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in … Continue reading

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2018 Iowa Legislature In Review

Spirit of Citizenship 2018 2018 Legislature in Review By State Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids Find bills at http://www.legis.iowa.gov More Damage to Iowa’s Working Families, Health Care, Women’s Health, Seniors, Students, Public Safety, and Natural Resources After the devastation … 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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Austin Frerick: Trump Tax Plan Will Lead To Job Losses

Austin Frerick is running for U.S. Congress in Iowa’s third district with the aim to win the Democratic primary and unseat Republican David Young.  For more about Austin visit the campaign website https://www.austinfrerick.com/ “I’m a pro-competition Democrat..  [Trump] tax plan … 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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Book Review: No Surrender by Jack Hatch

by Paul Deaton If interested in Iowa Democratic politics, read No Surrender: Building a Progressive Agenda for Iowa with the Five Securities by former state senator Jack Hatch. Read it now. There are few long, contemporary narratives about the state … Continue reading

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Republicans Shell The Democratic Party

“The objective is to destroy the coherence of the enemy’s defense, to fragment and isolate enemy units in the zone of attack, and to secure operationally decisive objectives.” U.S. Army Field Manual No. 3-09.22 The political battlefield changed during the … Continue reading

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Into The Wilderness, Will Iowa Democrats Find Their Way?

The Iowa Democratic Party has its work cut out between now and the 2020 presidential election. About 75 people gathered Tuesday night at the Coralville Public Library to air grievances, express hopes, make observations and promote causes to party representatives. … Continue reading

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