Tag Archives: progressive values

Can Democrats Change The ‘Roberts Five’ Majority?

If Democrats hope to undo the conservative lean of the United States Supreme Court it won’t be as simple as Republicans had it in 2016. Many said the 2016 general election was as much about the Supreme Court as it … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2019

Happy Independence Day… reluctantly. I’ve not been a fan of the Independence Day holiday since military service. It’s not that I paid much attention to it previously. As a military officer I had time to reflect on the meaning of … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2019

For the next five weeks I’ll be covering weekdays for our editor Trish Nelson who is on summer break. This is my seventh year to provide summer posts, and more than ten years since I began posting at Blog for … Continue reading

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Late Summer Reading – 2018 Version

If you’re like me, most of what we read is on line articles. I also read full length books and have a goal on Goodreads to finish 16 this year. Among the ones I’ve finished and recommend are: Confessions of … Continue reading

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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

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Organic Food & The Farmer's Face

Is the local food movement here to stay? Intellectually, how could it not be? The future must necessarily be one of producing food much closer to where people live, especially as transportation costs escalate, and current food sources in the … Continue reading

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Slaves Produce Seafood For U.S. Market

While Iowans engaged in the NCAA Basketball Tournament another story was being written by Associated Press reporters Robin McDowell, Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza about food not far from televisions tuned into the games. Following a year-long investigation, AP broke … Continue reading

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Democrats Must Campaign On Progressive Values

http://ladylibertine.net/ Taking control of the Senate and increasing their majority in the House, Republicans swept the election, largely by tying Democrats to negative messaging around President Obama. Accepting the GOP message framework, Senate Democratic candidates like Alison Lundergan-Grimes, Mark Pryor, … Continue reading

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Step Forward

Having bit my tongue for several years about the state of our electorate, 2015 will be a time of writing about our politics and society in a process of working through ideas, to determine a path by which progressive ideas … Continue reading

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This Isn’t Over

A note from Progress Iowa. This isn’t over. When Progress Iowa opened our doors nearly three years ago, our goal was clear: empower progressive voices to make Iowa a better place. The election results last night were disappointing, but our … Continue reading

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