Reprinted with permission from the Center for American Progress The events of the past several weeks will very likely test federal courts in unprecedented ways. People have taken to the streets to protest police brutality, and the Trump administration has threatened citizens with violence—all while the coronavirus pandemic rages and an election looms. Understanding who […]
At the end of my first full session as State Senator representing Cedar Falls, Hudson, and southwest Waterloo, here’s my report on selected highlights of this year’s session: three good decisions, three bad decisions, and three decisions put off until next year.
On June 25th, Trump’s Department Of Justice (DOJ) and Republican-led states are submitting their briefs in support of California v. Texas, the lawsuit seeking to strike down the ACA. If President Trump and Republicans have their way, 20 million Americans will lose their insurance coverage, 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions will be stripped of […]
Working together, Iowa lawmakers are proposing the More Perfect Union Plan to improve public safety.
We do not prioritize life over livelihood, argues Art Cullen, and we use people of color toward that end as chattel.
It is time to give Iowans confidence that the decisions to reopen our businesses, local schools, childcare facilities, and houses of worship are based on data and common sense, not polling.
Governor Kim Reynolds is misrepresenting workers’ legal protections during the health emergency she declared.
She is not the Pastor-in-Chief of the state.
The news talks about the global pandemic in terms of the big cities and metropolitan areas, but please don’t forget about the small towns.
We have the opportunity to slow this surge and allow our facilities to properly care for our state’s residents As a registered nurse, I find the minimal efforts taken by our Governor alarming.