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Hiroshima Day 2016

The Washington, D.C. rumor mill is saying President Barack Obama may “do something” about nuclear weapons before the end of his term. Among ideas being discussed are early retirement of some of the non-deployed weapons in the arsenal; declaration of … Continue reading

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Encountering Chuck Grassley

The conventions dispersed and the road home was ahead as Blog for Iowa writers engaged with Senator Chuck Grassley last Friday. Both Trish Nelson, in a chance meeting in Mount Pleasant, and Dave Bradley, at a town hall event in … Continue reading

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August Recess

SOLON, Iowa — While Trish Nelson takes a well-deserved break, I will attempt to fill her shoes at Blog for Iowa. Delegates from the national party conventions dispersed last week and there is a lot to write about. Party and … Continue reading

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What an Iowa Progressive Reads

Most millennials I know don’t subscribe to cable television or read many books. That’s not to say they are uninformed, just that with the explosion of the Internet after the mid-1990s, there is so much to occupy one’s attention and … Continue reading

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A Case of Bernie

Editor’s Note: Trish Nelson is taking time off and will return to regular posting on Blog for Iowa after Labor Day. Here is my first offering in an effort to fill her shoes as we enter high summer in the … Continue reading

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Interview with Ed Fallon

Blog for Iowa caught up with Ed Fallon in Iowa City at a March 11 fundraiser for his Iowa Pipeline Walk along the proposed route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline from the Bakken shale formation through Iowa to Illinois. … Continue reading

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Is Iowa Prepared for a Megadrought?

State Senator Joe Bolkcom, member of the natural resources and environment committee, spoke last Tuesday at the capitol about environmental issues. “Is there anything related to the environment you would like to see covered in greater detail?” I asked. “There … Continue reading

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