Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: Iowa

How the Trump administration went easy on small-town police abuses

The Obama Justice Department thought Ville Platte, Louisiana – where officers jail witnesses to crimes – could become a model of how to erase policing abuses that plague small towns across the nation. Jeff Sessions decided not to bother.

Derailed train spills 230,000 gallons of crude into flooded Iowa river

Rock Valley acted quickly to shut off water wells following the spill and plans to drain the wells and use rural water until the well water tests safe.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Another oil spill, fracking fuels climate change, Mueller investigates Blackwater founder Erik Prince, and more.

This union nurse and outspoken progressive could become Iowa’s next governor

Cathy Glasson is running an insurgent campaign on a platform of Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and ending “right to work” laws.

Wyoming now third state to propose ALEC bill cracking down on...

“Good laws already exist to protect property without this chilling impact on free speech.”

Bernie Sanders: “We’re fighting for our future”

“We’re fighting for the future of this planet, for our kids and grandchildren. And to do your best, you’ve got to be involved in the political process.”

Popular farm pesticide found in drinking water

Though the study was exclusive to Iowa, it could have far-reaching effects on the entire U.S.

‘It’s a big one’: Latest pipeline spill in Iowa leaks 140,000...

The spill will mark the largest U.S. diesel spill since 2010.

Glyphosate found in Iowa honey

The glyphosate residues showing up in food are surprising and worrisome.

Former City Clerk Sentenced to 5 Years For Fraud and Arson

Dillinger set the Casey Community Building on fire in order to destroy the financial records inside.

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10 things you need to know to stop a coup

Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.

From superpower to failed state: Inequality and the public health crisis in America

The pandemic has shined a spotlight on the failings of leaders and elites.

The rise of Christian nationalism in America

Or maybe it's how to legislate evil and punish the poor.

Trump breaks world records for longest tax audit, if not presidential scandals

Why doesn’t every pundit and every journalist keep repeating: “Deliver the returns. Cut the audit BS. End the legal smoke and mirrors.”

How hypocrites in high places have contributed to the riots in the streets

A decades-long wealth grab by the richest Americans has left millions of Americans on the brink of poverty — and poverty begets violence.