Daily Archives: September 17, 2014

‘Protecting’ Social Security leaves much unsaid

The Des Moines Register’s Sept. 8 editorial voicing concerns about perceived gamesmanship over Social Security’s future in the Braley/Ernst U.S. Senate race tells only half the story. Across the nation, candidates in close elections are trying to win the messaging … Continue reading

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Comments to Kochs should worry us all

On Sunday in Indianola, Bill Clinton employed a campaign tactic the 42nd president has honed well to fire up voters: Use an infuriating little anecdote about the opposition to provoke a big sense of outrage. He did that when Hillary … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: King’s refusal to debate is a disservice to voters

Debates have been an important part of the American political process for many years, and for many good reasons. The most famous debates probably were the seven meetings in 1858 up and down the state of Illinois between incumbent U.S. … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 18 The Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) is formally founded at an Ohio convention, during a period of serious corruption in the union. Two years earlier at an IBT convention in Las Vegas, a union reform leader who … Continue reading

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