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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Jul. 02, 2020

The Real Independence Day Today, July 2nd, could quite easily have been proclaimed United States of America Independence Day. It’s not, of course, but helps explain why I’m such a stickler on calling it Independence Day as opposed to “the Fourth of July”. When we were young, we were given to believe that a group of men gathered in Philadelphia and gathered…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

COVID-19, Month Five Today, the first of July, is the start of month five since phrases like COVID-19, pandemic, and coronavirus became part of our daily vernacular. We heard for some time that people were suffering from cabin fever, tired of being cooped up at home, and eager to re-open all aspects of life. Now…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

No Free Passes During the recent protests in Iowa’s major cities, many gathered to peacefully and respectfully give their opinions and share concerns. Then there were those who decided it was a good time to light fires, smash other people’s property, and threaten people with physical harm. At the time, very few arrests were made, in…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Mon. Jun. 29, 2020

Open for Business, If You Want During the pandemic, we all longed for the day when we could open stores and restaurants back up. We’re getting closer…but now some are taking a step back to regroup. And it’s all working the way it should. I’ve noted here before that anyone who would be surprised that…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Jun. 26, 2020

What’s In A Name Iowa has 99 counties, and while their names have been stable for more than a hundred years, in the early days of statehood, names changed a bit. For example, originally two counties were named Sac and Fox, after Native American tribes that had lived in what became Iowa. When the Iowa…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Jun. 25, 2020

Campaign by Advertising Who doesn’t love political ads? Alright, no one really loves them, other than the ad agencies that are paid well to create them, and to a lesser degree, the radio and TV stations that air them…although the government mandates that stations charge the lowest rate available, so it’s not the financial bonanza…read more »

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