Tag Archives: Progressive Community

Prairie Dog’s Summer Reading List 2018

Reprinted with permission from the Summer 2018 issue of The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. The Prairie Progressive is funded entirely by reader subscription, available only in hard copy for $12/yr. Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa City … Continue reading

Posted in Progressive Community | Tagged , , , ,

Help For Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

A lot of pixels have been spilled over the primary election win of Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on June 26. Regardless of the methods of her election or her platform — or the buzz around beating 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in … Continue reading

Posted in Progressive Community | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in Iowa Democrats, Iowa legislature 2017, Progressive Community | Tagged , , ,

Can Hipsters Live With Congolese Cobalt?

The lithium ion battery is becoming ubiquitous. These rechargeable, portable batteries power our mobile phones, tablets, laptops and cars, providing longer battery life, low self-discharge, better recharge life and comparatively low weight. Many of us take these benefits for granted, … Continue reading

Posted in Progressive Community, progressive values | Tagged , , , , ,

Friends and Bloggers – 2016

A goal of a writer should be to provide unique insight into contemporary society informed by life events. If what’s written is not so informed, then why bother? At the rate internet memes are cranked out and distributed in conventional … Continue reading

Posted in Progressive Community | Tagged ,

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

Posted in 2016 Election Campaign, Progressive Community | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

August Is No Recess When Working Poor

School is out for Iowans who work yet remain on the margins of society. There is no recess from the constant demand to secure basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. The add-on expenses of transportation, health care, interest on … Continue reading

Posted in Progressive Community, progressive values, Sustainability, working poor | Tagged , ,

An Iowa Onion Trimmer

Between picture perfect onions and the compost heap lies an opportunity. A friend grows onions using organic practices as part of a Community Supported Agriculture project. Onions are harvested from the field then dried in the greenhouse for storage. Sorting, … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, Labor | Tagged , , , ,

Cemeteries And Decorations

BIG GROVE TOWNSHIP, Iowa — A couple of years ago the Solon American Legion moved their annual Memorial Day commemoration from Oakland Cemetery to the new service memorial at American Legion Field. As remaining World War II veterans depart on … Continue reading

Posted in Progressive Community | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

It Takes More Than A President

It’s hard to disagree with Bernie Sanders (I-VT): a political revolution is needed to make sustained, progressive change in the U.S. political system. It takes more than a president. “No president, not the best intentioned in the world can implement … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election Campaign, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Progressive Community | Tagged , , ,