Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Posted August 26, 2015in Political Mercury

Fiorina shows fraud of alleged ‘pro-life’ movement

Anti-abortion candidates like Carly Fiorina apparently don’t have much confidence in their ability to prevail. They haven’t thought or don’t want to talk about the key question a in Roe-reversed world in which abortion is illegal. Should this happen, there’s this little matter of the punishments phase. And just what should the

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Posted August 19, 2015in Political Mercury

Clinton Big Bops GOP rivals in Holly’s house

Call it the night the Iowa Democratic Clinton doubts died. Hillary Clinton didn’t sing. Or break out any instruments. But, according to several key Iowa Democrats, and by measures of applause and animation in the audience, the presidential candidate rocked an audience of 2,000 Democratic Party regulars Friday in a fiery

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Posted August 12, 2015in Political Mercury

When will the lion’s lynch mob come for you?

Maybe you’re yelling at your kid a little too much in the grocery. You hear your own voice raised, recognize the fault in it as Lucky Stars spill from the cereal box your son, with snot-nosed precociousness, ripped wide. Perhaps, you’ve screamed something at another driver you regret because it’s

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Posted August 05, 2015in Political Mercury

Clinton: ‘I’ll fight for the modern family’

Hillary Clinton says the next president of the United States must understand modern America, the changing nature of families, strong role of women, and use the Oval Office to bridge what she called an achievement gap so all young people toe the same starting line early in school. “Our families are different

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Posted July 29, 2015in Political Mercury

Grassley: Trump shows humility in private

Only minutes into a town hall in Carroll Saturday morning, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, interrupted a compliment on his longevity and consistency of service from Dr. Walter Anneberg. “You’re a medical doctor, and I’m supposed to be in a home,” joked Grassley, 81. Later on, Grassley delighted the 40-member audience (Grassley

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Posted July 22, 2015in Political Mercury

Donald Trump, a modern-day Orson Welles

Back in 1938, Orson Welles famously exposed the Great American Gullibility. With his Mercury Theatre On The Air, Welles, adapting “War Of The Worlds,” used a series of simulated news bulletins to convince radio listeners that aliens were attacking Earth. Earthlings of 2015, welcome to Mars. With each new outrage, provocation, charge

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Posted July 15, 2015in Political Mercury

Shouldn’t Iowans be among most offended by Rebel flag?

No other state, North or South, had a higher percentage of its “military age” male population — between 15 and 40 — serve during the course of the Civil War than Iowa, according to Iowa Public Television. By the end of the war in 1865, 76,534 Iowa men had served in

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Posted July 08, 2015in Political Mercury

Bernie Sanders can say ‘I don’t know.’

Bernie Sanders is drawing big crowds as the little guy fighting big things. Big money. Big banks. The democratic socialist senator from Vermont wants to “break up” those banks, and calls for the like-minded to sign a petition on presidential campaign website. So does he think Iowa farms are getting

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Posted July 01, 2015in Political Mercury

O’Malley: Big money men put nation on brink of ‘pitchforks’

Martin O’Malley can’t spot any Orioles these days in Baltimore, the city he served as mayor for eight years. Climate change chased the birds away, he said. On an acreage 1.5 miles southeast of Roselle, O’Malley, a Democratic presidential candidate, searched the trees Sunday afternoon for his beloved bird. He thought he

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Posted June 24, 2015in Political Mercury

13 things I learned in Washington, D.C.

1. The political spectrum of influences in the Iowa congressional delegation has lurched to the right. For the last 30 years, Iowans, or businesses, needing Democratic and Republican influence on Capitol Hill had both in the form of men who became institutions, Tom Harkin and Charles Grassley. We no longer have that, and

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