Lazy Dynamite or Power Cut?

There was never any PLAN for a five week hiatus, it just happened that way. With the legislative session over,…

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Pat Rynard: Still a Petty Little Man. But I’m a Rockstar!

What an exciting time to be an outspoken Liberal in Iowa who happens to be running for congress.  The fourth…

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Once Again, No Supervisor District Vote in Johnson County

Linn County looks set for yet another election about government reorganization on August 1. But once again, a deadline has…

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Good Signs In Solon With Whitehead Win

It’s easy to read too much into a one precinct small town election for low stakes – just a seven…

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A Punker Looks At 40: The Legacy of "God Save The Queen"

Lèse-majesté: the crime of violating majesty, an offence against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state. Next…

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Reclaiming "Progressive"

I’ve been discussing and/or feuding in various online groups that call themselves “progressive.” In the ongoing circular firing squad that…

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Election Law Changes Part 4: Stuff That Didn’t Happen

So as you’ve seen the past three days, the election law news from the Iowa legislative session is mostly bad.…

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Election Law Changes Part 3: Changes for Auditors and Campaign Staffers

In part one and two we looked first at the ID provisions, then at cuts in early voting, and other…

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Election Law Changes Part 2: Cuts to Early Voting and More Changes

Yesterday I reviewed the most publicized part of HF516, the voter ID provisions. But there was a lot more to…

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Election Law Changes Part 1: The ID Rules

Note: Auditors and staffers attended ongoing election trainings this week; I was at one Friday May 12. Some small updates…

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