Author Archives: Paul Deaton

Favoring Tax Relief

I favor tax relief. The relief I favor is from worry that the state can pay its bills. Each year the Iowa Legislature and Governor are required by law to create a balanced budget. The last two years, they couldn’t … Continue reading

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Getting Across the Line

Can low income workers and retirees afford social media? The conclusion I’m coming to is no. Social media has served to engage me in writing brief posts, in collecting news, and from time to time, in chatting with friends and … Continue reading

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Issues Come Home to Roost

In September I asserted we should be working to stop nuclear weapons and protect the environment. A year into Trump’s first term it’s clear I understated this need. The Trump administration rolled out it’s nuclear posture review and oh brother. … Continue reading

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Jambalaya Reprise

In a throwback to my work at a major logistics company I made a batch of vegetarian jambalaya for this week’s lunches. The dish was born in Thomas County, Georgia as I was sequestered in a hotel for four months … Continue reading

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Politics Saturday

Across the lakes in North Liberty, the first meeting of the county party’s arrangements committee will convene today at 10 a.m. Having served on platform, and with limited interest in credentials, rules and nominations, it’s the only one for me … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

We’re prepping for our annual inventory at the home, farm and auto supply store. That means counting and labeling everything in the warehouse, and getting every possible item to the sales floor where hired staff can count it and customers … Continue reading

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WYSIWYG of the Iowa Caucus

When it comes to the Iowa caucus, there’s little use pondering what might have been. Despite a winter storm that brought roughly six inches of snowfall, attendance at our precinct caucus was stronger than in previous years when the weather … Continue reading

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