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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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Miller-Meeks: Divisive Blabbermouth

Mariannette Miller-Meeks ran a successful fourth campaign for congress and now represents Iowa’s Second Congressional District. People argue with that statement, saying they stopped counting the votes, yet it is accurate. Her first three campaigns (2008, 2010 and 2014) were … 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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Book Review: Our Time Is Now

If one needs a palate cleansing after the bitter taste of the Trump years, Stacey Abrams’ Our Time is Now is just the book to read. I didn’t know what to expect going in. I knew of her close Georgia … Continue reading

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An Epistemological Crisis

It’s no secret there is an epistemological crisis undermining the authority of knowledge. It may be the most significant problem to grow out of the Reagan administration. That the discussion of creationism versus evolution returned during the 1980s was only … Continue reading

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When Fools Rush In

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” was written by Alexander Pope in An Essay on Criticism in 1711. I’m no angel yet it’s time to let the dust settle from the disastrous general election before devising schemes to … Continue reading

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Iowa Summer Pandemic Politics

Independence Day is over! Time to get rolling on the fall campaign to elect Democrats! Not so fast… The 2020 general election cycle has been like no other. Iowa didn’t stand a chance of influencing the national debate after the … Continue reading

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Theresa Greenfield – Jobs To Get Done

On Saturday, Feb. 22, I met with U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield at a coffee shop in Coralville, immediately after her appearance at the Linn County Phoenix Club. She arrived on time and was thoughtful in her answers to my … Continue reading

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When To Swallow The Red Pill

Trish Nelson will be returning to the editor’s desk next week. Among things she did while on hiatus was ride a couple days of RAGBRAI, posting this photograph of pies behind empty church pews. The image says something more although … Continue reading

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Organizing The Organizers

The Democratic Party seems on the brink of descent into a primal ooze as we now debate political staffers forming unions in campaigns. What’s there to debate? Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg gets the overarching policy right. “Freedom means the ability … Continue reading

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