Weekend open thread: Veterans Day do’s and don’ts

Thanking a veteran is easy. Tackling problems that face veterans is hard. At no time is that political reality more…

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IA-01: If Rod Blum wasn’t worried before, he should be now

Reviewing the Democratic “tidal wave” in Virginia on Tuesday, Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report commented, “You can’t really…

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The Socialist Revival. It All Began in Iowa

Jeff Cox is encouraged by evidence mainstream Democrats “will increasingly embrace the socialist policies brought into public debate by the…

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Weekend thread: Trump sabotaging health insurance markets, signups

President Donald Trump promised in January to replace the Affordable Care Act with a plan to provide “insurance for everybody”…

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IA-01, IA-03: Polls find Blum and Young below 50 percent

Republican Representatives Rod Blum and David Young have approval ratings below 40 percent and re-elect numbers below 50 percent, according…

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Great work, Iowa Republicans

After nearly the entire Iowa GOP establishment had been sucking up to him for more than a year, President Donald…

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Rest in peace, Scott Galindez

“Private insurance has failed me all of my life,” wrote Scott Galindez in his final commentary, a passionate call for…

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IA-04: Dr. John Paschen joins Democratic field with focus on health care

“It’s time that we stop fighting with each other and start working on solutions. For most of my adult life,…

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Health care debate explodes myth of Kim Reynolds the researcher

This year’s Congressional health care debate exposed a lot of hypocrisy and dishonesty among Republicans who never had a solid…

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IA-Gov: Highlights from Cathy Glasson’s campaign launch

Cathy Glasson became the seventh declared Democratic candidate for governor this week, emphasizing her commitment to a $15 minimum wage,…

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