Category Archives: Politics

WYSIWYG – State Convention

I attended the Iowa Democratic Party state convention — unenthusiastically. I went once before and remember leaving around 9 p.m. while delegates argued the platform. More the reason to stay home and work in the garden as platforms are virtually … Continue reading

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WYSIWYG – Primary Election

A lot of pixel dust has been spilled about the meaning of the June 5 Iowa Democratic primary. Read three people I follow Laura Belin, Pat Rynard and John Deeth for a perspective different from conventional news outlets. My take … Continue reading

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Time for Change in House District 73

I support Democrat Jodi Clemens over Republican Bobby Kaufmann in the Nov. 6 general election. When our precinct was redistricted after the 2010 U.S. Census we landed in House District 73 which includes Cedar County, the City of Wilton and … Continue reading

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Morning After the 2018 Democratic Primary

There was little doubt Fred Hubbell would win the Democratic gubernatorial primary election yesterday and he did with 98,013 votes or 55.5 percent of the total, according to preliminary results from the Iowa Secretary of State. It wasn’t predetermined. There … Continue reading

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Primary Election Day 2018

Today marks what I like best about politics — a brief pause followed by regrouping before the general election. Primary election day has been cathartic and today will be no different. Where Democrats have failed is in mending fences after … Continue reading

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Early Voting in Big Grove

The idea of banking early votes among infrequent voters rose to prominence after the turn of the century. I recall the tactic while working on the first Obama general election campaign. It served a useful purpose that combined data analysis, … Continue reading

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Inner Politics of Politics

I’m happy to participate in Iowa politics. At the same time, it is not the sine qua non of living in society. Despite a long patriarchal lineage of political engagement, beginning in Virginia 100 years prior to the American Revolution, … Continue reading

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