View from the inside

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog |

View from the inside By Marty Ryan Let’s take off the sunglasses; close the makeup trailer; and put the script away.  What would the Iowa Democratic Caucuses look like if there were no camera lights, reporters, or news media satellite dishes affiliated with the quadrennial event?  The Iowa Democratic Caucuses might be boring, but they would be functional, effective, and ours. Like anyone who suddenly reaches fame, Iowa’s Democratic Caucuses...

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Fighting terrorism requires respect for Islam

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Blog, Extremism, Global Affairs, Immigration |

Photo courtesy of Lance Theroux Fighting terrorism requires respect for Islam By Rick Smith How America’s politicians label the fight on terrorism is a critical issue dividing the two political parties. The Republicans have been unrelenting in their attacks on President Obama for refusing to use the term “radical Islam” when referring to terrorism. The GOP has attacked the three Democratic presidential candidates as well for their refusal to...

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Not ready for Medicaid Managed Care

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Blog |

Not ready for Medicaid Managed Care By Kathleen O’Leary   With 25 days before the launch of turning Iowa Medicaid, which delivers needed services to 560,000 Iowans, to private Managed Care companies (MCOs), Legislators on the Legislative Medicaid Managed Care Oversight Committee heard how the MCOs are not ready for the January 1, 2016 beginning.   However, in a partisan move, a motion to delay privatization of Medicaid until July,...

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Sports Party Ideas – Have A Ball The Following Party Theme

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Branstad, Women's Issues, Young Democrats |

wholesale jerseys The sports TV channels gather countless sports fans across them for enjoying a minutes game. It is only a matter of finding out which is actually showing wholesale jerseys the sport and making your way there a person begin miss from either of new york rangers jersey cheap the action. The factor to the perfect after-party is supplying visitors with a safe, fun place to unwind or pull it together before heading home to drunk...

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Youth: Pay attention to how the GOP votes

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Blog |

Youth: Pay attention to how the GOP votes By  J. Marshall Tormey, Urbandale Alexandra Smith, chairperson of the College Republican National Committee, encouraged the GOP to remember young voters in her Oct. 28 Des Moines Register opinion column [Republicans could win by remembering young voters]. She is right. More important, young voters should remember how the GOP has voted. The Republicans have voted against increasing the minimum wage,...

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Criticism of Privatizing Medicaid is growing

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Criticism of Privatizing Medicaid is growing By Kathleen O’Leary There are many, almost daily, articles in the paper concerning the rush towards the Privatization of Medicaid.   Rate of growing criticism of private, for profit companies delivering Medicaid services is shown by the rapidly increasing of online signatures on a MoveOn.org petition entitled “Iowa Governor Branstad’s plan to privatize Medicaid  To Managed Care should be slowed...

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