Category Archives: Politics

Voting – It’s All We’ve Got

Voting is important because, as regular humans in a world of powerful interests, it’s all we’ve got. Sure, we can band together with like-minded people and be stronger together. However, as Americans, a rugged individualism runs through us and some … Continue reading

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Empty Seats at the Political Forum

A report arrived they set up two extra rows of seats in the back of the Area Task Force on Aging legislative candidate forum yesterday. That didn’t take away from the sparse turnout for the event. Long-time community advocate Bob … Continue reading

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Preparing for Fall Campaigns – Kevin Kinney

The last week of August signals the end of summer. As school begins and the season wraps into the Labor Day weekend, political campaigns retool for a push to close the deal with the electorate. Maybe readers didn’t know negotiations … Continue reading

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Hard Road to Winning

My first election campaign spoiled me. I stopped at the Democratic headquarters in Davenport, Iowa in 1964, after paying the bill for my newspaper route, to stuff envelopes during Lyndon Johnson’s re-election campaign. Other campaign workers gave me a campaign … Continue reading

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Iowa Democratic Veterans Caucus Shunned

The 2018 midterms are going to be a pisser and nothing indicates the bitter intensity of the upcoming electoral contest like publicly shunning the Iowa Democratic Veterans Caucus. Whether or not there should be a veterans caucus, and a state … Continue reading

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Jeff Sessions is Overworked

Poor Jeff Sessions seemed overworked at an event in Des Moines last week. Sessions is the 84th Attorney General of the United States and apparently a snowflake. In a room full of judges and lawyers Sessions assailed the judicial branch … Continue reading

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Public Dollars and Private Education

The Iowa Republican argument for spending $53 million dollars to support private schools and home schooling programs during the 2017-2018 school year is giving parents options. “There’s been a trend to slowly put some dollars towards people who are choosing … Continue reading

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