Tag Archives: Iowa politics

Politics At Summer’s End

The conventional wisdom about Iowa’s First Congressional District election is incumbent Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks has the advantage over Democrat Christina Bohannan. This was borne out by polling sponsored by the Bohannan campaign. In a Change Research poll conducted June 30-July … Continue reading

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Supporting Access To Abortion After Dobbs

In the Des Moines Register Iowa Poll released on Sunday, “A majority of Iowans – 60% – say abortion should be legal in most or all cases, at a time when the state’s Republican lawmakers have new freedom to restrict … Continue reading

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Feature Friday: Progressive Action For The Common Good

One of the most active progressive groups one never hears about outside their Quad-Cities base is Progressive Action for the Common Good. “As progressives, we empower people to take action for positive change and social justice by coordinating a network … Continue reading

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A Vast Right-Wing Shadow Network

Al Franken interviewed Anne Nelson, author of the 2019 book, Shadow Network: Media, Money and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right. If you read Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism in Iowa: An Interview with Thom Hartmann

On Wednesday, June 29, I interviewed Thom Hartmann in advance of the September release of his new book The Hidden History of Neoliberalism: How Reaganism Gutted America and How To Restore Its Greatness. This will be the eighth book in … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2022

Happy Independence Day from Blog for Iowa. Where I live Independence Day is often about the weather. Today, the weather was exceptional: scattered clouds set against the azure sky, moderate temperatures and low humidity. It was a great day to … Continue reading

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The Second Amendment Is Not Good Enough For Republicans

Republican lawmakers passed an amendment to the Iowa Constitution which will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. I urge readers to vote no. According to House Majority Leader Matt Windschitl, “The Freedom Amendment is the proposal to enshrine in our … Continue reading

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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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