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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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Open Letter To Bobby Kaufmann

Open Letter to State Representative Bobby Kaufmann sent to The Solon Economist, a newspaper in his district. Congratulations on your mentions on FOX News and in the Washington Post last week. Your proposed legislation to claw back money from state … Continue reading

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Stronger Together

If we accept the premise articulated by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, that we are stronger together, there is a lot in society requiring our collective attention. What did we work on? What are we working on? What should we be … Continue reading

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Today's Republican Party Is Out Of Ideas

(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Stevens Point Journal and is re-posted here with permission of the author). Today’s Republican Party Is Out Of Ideas By David Shorr Throughout his political career, Rep. Paul Ryan of Janesville has … Continue reading

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Looking to 2020

The sobering news of the NBC/Marist poll released last week is Hillary Clinton leading the Republican candidate in Iowa by only 4 points (41-37) among registered voters. In Iowa electing Hillary Clinton president will not be a slam dunk. If … Continue reading

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Summer Of Weird Normal In Politics

This has been a summer of weird normal, especially for people who follow politics. Given a presidential contest where many, including this author, predicted Hillary Clinton would be our next president before she announced she was running, nothing has happened … Continue reading

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Kim Weaver For Iowa's 4th District

Kim Weaver believes 2016 is the year to retire Republican Steve King from Congress. What makes her effort different from those of Jim Mowrer, Christie Vilsack, Matt Campbell, Rob Hubler and others? The political climate of intolerance and hate people … Continue reading

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Encountering Chuck Grassley

The conventions dispersed and the road home was ahead as Blog for Iowa writers engaged with Senator Chuck Grassley last Friday. Both Trish Nelson, in a chance meeting in Mount Pleasant, and Dave Bradley, at a town hall event in … Continue reading

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August Recess

SOLON, Iowa — While Trish Nelson takes a well-deserved break, I will attempt to fill her shoes at Blog for Iowa. Delegates from the national party conventions dispersed last week and there is a lot to write about. Party and … Continue reading

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March To The Finish

BIG GROVE TOWNSHIP, Iowa — This headline in yesterday’s Boston Globe says it well, “Clinton and Trump are now the presumptive nominees. Get used to it.” Author James Pindell attributes the appellation to math. “They have accumulated more delegates than … Continue reading

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