Tag Archives: Iowa

The Beautiful Arabs of Iowa by Amer Zahr

Amer Zahr, popular Palestinian-American comedian, is hosting the first-ever live Palestinian-American comedy event at Carnegie Hall in NYC on February 5, 2016, called Being Palestinian Makes Me Smile. For more information or to contribute, click here. For tickets, click here. … Continue reading

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Obamacare's Ship Has Sailed

All the people waiting for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to collapse under its own weight had better find something else to do. Almost four years in, there’s no way to hop in the DeLorean, go back in … Continue reading

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Moving Forward With Obamacare

Late last Thursday the electronic payment to Coventry Health Care cleared our bank account, indicating we have new health insurance coverage effective Jan. 1, 2014, purchased on the exchange created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With that … Continue reading

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Crunch Time For Obamacare

According to the Dec. 11, 2013 issue of the New York Times, “nearly 365,000 people picked a health insurance plan through state and federal exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the end of November. While the pace … Continue reading

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BFIA Climate Change Series

For easy reference, following is a list of the author’s posts on climate change this summer. July 16: Take Action on Climate Change. July 18: Iowa’s Culture of Climate Change. Aug. 6: Climate March Staff Trained by Al Gore. Aug. … Continue reading

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Tomato Sandwiches on RAGBRAI

BUSSEY– Trish Nelson is enjoying RAGBRAI and sent a brief note with a couple of photos. Trish wrote on her mobile device, “another shot of the tomato sandwiches being made. Very Iowa. Selling like hotcakes at 2 bucks apiece as … Continue reading

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Postville Immigration Raid 5 Years Later


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Senator Dennis Guth Goes On Anti-Gay Tirade

[Note from BFIA:  We don’t know about you, but we’ve had just about enough of the stupid party. Please respond to this Action Alert from OneIowa.] Today at the beginning of the Iowa Senate workday, Senator Dennis Guth of Klemme … Continue reading

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Iowans Plead With CAFO Farmer To Spare Them

by Francis Thicke, reposted with permission.  Follow Francis on FB. Last night I witnessed an incredible hearing on two proposed CAFOs to be built near Batavia — totaling 10,000 hogs – in Wapello County. About 50 neighbors of the farmer … Continue reading

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GOP Gerrymandering Iowa Style

If You Can’t Win, Change The Rules: Local Version Follow John Deeth at jdeeth.blogspot.com. The recent Republican effort in swing states to game the electoral college by changing to a district system died a quick death, in large part out … Continue reading

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