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Iowa Press Fails To Inform Continued…

And another thing.. Monday I posted about last weekend’s edition of Iowa Press. Afterwards, I had to sort through some additional reactions to it. This program has been a staple on Iowa PBS for decades. It needs to modernize itself. … Continue reading

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What Should We Do About Rural America?

Good points here. I could go either way on this. But unfortunately, we need some rural votes. Food for thought.

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Book Review: Persist

I was invested in Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for president and attended some events about which she wrote in Persist, her memoir published this year. Like tens of thousands of others I waited in a selfie line and got my moment. … Continue reading

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Who Has Standing On Military Affairs?

The Republican approach to oversight of our military is curious and ineffective. On the one hand they vehemently criticize the administration’s handling of our country’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. On the other, Senator Tom Cotton sponsored legislation ending U.S. funding for … Continue reading

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Iowa’s 2022 Campaigns Haven’t Truly Started

The deputy chief of staff to Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks was recently bragging on Twitter, “When you got $1.17 million in the bank and no democrat opponent.” With it he posted an image of an apparently happy, but not smiling congresswoman. … Continue reading

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Shrinking The Tax Gap

Last Wednesday, I participated in an online briefing with former IRS Commissioners Fred Goldberg Jr. and Charles Rossotti on modernizing the IRS and shrinking the tax gap. Goldberg was appointed as IRS Commissioner by President George H.W. Bush in 1989 … 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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Conversations With Deidre DeJear

On Monday, July 12, Deidre DeJear of Des Moines announced a series of “Conversation Tour Events” as she explores a run for Iowa governor in 2022. The following is from DeJear’s campaign website: As a small business owner and entrepreneur, … Continue reading

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Coming in September: Iowa Redistricting

Like most Iowa political activists, I’ve been looking forward to new political districts to be created during the decennial, non-partisan redistricting process. Republican legislators repeatedly asserted they wouldn’t change the law and didn’t. While door-knocking in Wilton during the first … Continue reading

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What Else Are Iowa Democrats Doing?

Associated Press ran a story on June 1, dateline Keokuk, Iowa, “Past the point of no return?” Iowa Dems hopes fading. It was a bit of a downer based on interviews with prominent Eastern Iowa Democrats bemoaning changes in the … Continue reading

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