Republicans prove they’re incapable of governing

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

    Republicans prove they’re incapable of governing The Republican controlled House is irresponsibly risking America’s security with their debacle over defunding the Department of Homeland Security. The Republicans are throwing a tantrum over President Obama’s two temporary emergency executive orders that prevent deportation of undocumented children and the undocumented parents of American citizens.  The Department of Homeland...

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1965: THIS YEAR IN IOWA’S AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

1965:  THIS YEAR IN IOWA’S AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Written by Jacqueline Thompson on behalf of the Affirmative Action Committee of the Polk County Democrats   In January 1965, WILLIE STEVENSON GLANTON of Polk County AND JAMES H. JACKSON of Black Hawk County were the first African Americans to be sworn and seated in the Iowa Legislature. GLANTON was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to parents who were active Democrats.  Nurturing a dream of...

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Iowa Republicans’ inadequate education funding is more obstruction

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Education | 0 comments

  Iowa Republicans’ inadequate education funding is more obstruction Iowa education leaders throughout Iowa are questioning the reasoning that’s motivating Iowa House Republicans to propose a meager 1.25% increase in K-12 State funding for education.  Individual Iowa student spending has already fallen to 35th place, falling far short of the national average by $1612 per pupil.  We know there is a direct correlation between student...

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Vaccinations and Obamacare, a personal story.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Health Care | 0 comments

The news about measles hits home to me.  When my oldest brother was eight and my mother was pregnant with me, my brother contracted measles and encephalitis.  My father took him to the hospital but they would not admit him.  We could not show that we could pay for the hospital stay or the treatments.  The doctor did provide medical advice at least.  He said that my father should do his best to keep down the fever and he should keep his wife...

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