Branstad Decrees: “Forever Banish These Names”

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The issue at hand is Democratic legislators trying to save the mental health institutes at Mount Pleasant and Clarinda. The Governor wants them shut down as soon as possible, as early as June. Democratic legislators say they won’t allow that, which would amount to changing the law in order to make the Governor’s actions legal. Enter the Branstad legal eagles. Their proposed compromise allows the two mental institutes to limp along until...

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Why Do We Need an Impartial Secretary of State?

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Blog, Elections, Extremism | 0 comments

This week I saw a unique presentation or panel discussion hosted at the Des Moines Public Library by Brad Anderson, our Democratic party candidate for Secretary of State. Brad’s two guests were the current secretaries of state for Minnesota, Mark Ritchie, and Missouri, Jason Kander. These two accepted Brad’s invitation for this short panel discussion not because of party affiliation, but rather quite the opposite: they both emphasized how the...

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