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Posted January 31, 2018in Political Mercury

In Steve King’s Iowa, white women need to be pregnant — like all the time

Hail King and Crania Americana! In the snowy white, diversity-free future Steve King envisions for Iowa, a blonde-haired, milky-skinned paradise parade of pure-bred Caucasians, white women had better get pregnant early and often. Carroll County has a 1.9 percent unemployment rate, and over in Greene County, that number has dipped

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Posted May 31, 2017in Political Mercury

Democrat Norris spies 1974-like opening

“Testing the waters” with a swing through Iowa Red Oak native John Norris, a former top staffer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and key figure in Iowa campaigns for a generation, brings a lengthy resume of advocacy for farm life to his potential — and seemingly odds-on — campaign

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Posted January 04, 2017in Political Mercury

Why Rod Roberts should be Reynolds’ lieutenant governor

First things first. The news of the appointment of the nation’s longest-serving governor, Iowa’s Terry Branstad, to be ambassador to China is encouraging for a host of reasons, from national security to agricultural export opportunities to breakthroughs only possible through the sort of personal relationships Branstad has wisely cultivated over

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