Category Archives: Politics

Toward a Challenger for Joni Ernst

Two of three people running for the Democratic nomination to be U.S. Senator from Iowa spoke at State Senator Zach Wahls’ birthday fundraiser at Walker Homestead in Johnson County on Sunday. Clutching a microphone in one hand and her hand-written … Continue reading

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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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Can A Democrat Beat Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell?

Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath announced she was running to beat Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. She raised $2.5 million during the first 24 hours after her announcement. With 20 years in … Continue reading

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At a Potluck Dinner

I sliced fresh cucumbers on the mandolin and dressed them with a mixture of olive oil, homemade apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper for the potluck. Not sure how much to take, I used all the Tasty Jade Asian cucumbers … Continue reading

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Support for Rita Hart

I first heard Rita Hart, candidate for U.S. Congress in Iowa’s second district, speak on Friday, June 26, 2015, at Gil’s Restaurant, Ballroom and Limousine Service in Clinton at the Clinton County Democrats Hall of Fame Dinner. I have no … Continue reading

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We’ve Got to Do Something

Over the weekend Erin Murphy, a Lee Enterprises Des Moines based reporter, said it was quiet in Iowa’s congressional primary races. “Perhaps in the coming weeks and months, some of these quieter primary races will become more crowded,” Murphy wrote … Continue reading

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Can Educationism Solve Anything?

Blaming the woes of society on our K-12 education system is a habit I need to break. In the post below the target was a failure to teach children about their responsibilities when signing student loan papers. A high school … Continue reading

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