Daily Archives: May 16, 2014

A letter to the editor: Ernst Castration Ad is Sexual Harassment

Former State Senator David Hartsuch emailed the following earlier this week. Castration of a human is a sexually violent act.  To publicly dehumanize the victim or victims and hold that they are worthy of castration is even worse.  Of all … Continue reading

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Block the Trans Pacific Partnership

A major goal of the president’s Asia trip was to revive the negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership. These negotiations are deadlocked on many issues, including Japan’s agricultural market access. For anyone not familiar with TPP, it is yet another … Continue reading

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ARA Friday Alert

Marco Rubio Proposes Dismantling Medicare and Raising the Retirement Age On Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave a speech at the National Press Club in which he laid out his sweeping proposal to confront the nation’s retirement security crisis through … Continue reading

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Iowa Supreme Court dismisses state senator’s defamation suit

The Iowa Supreme Court has dismissed a state senator’s defamation lawsuit against the Iowa Democratic Party and his 2010 campaign opponent. Sioux City Republican Rick Bertrand in 2012 won a $231,000 verdict in Woodbury County that found the Iowa Democratic … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Schultz’s crusade heavy on cost, light on fraud

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz concludes that “illegal voters are participating in Iowa’s elections.” Actually, the report shows there is very little “fraud” by would-be or actual voters. And the report reveals that Schultz got very little of value … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 17 First women’s anti-slavery conference, Philadelphia – 1838 Supreme Court outlaws segregation in public schools – 1954 Twelve Starbucks baristas in a midtown Manhattan store, declaring they couldn’t live on $7.75 an hour, signed cards demanding representation by the … Continue reading

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