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Optimism and Populism: Jim Hightower, September 8 at Veterans Memorial Park Band Shell in Bettendorf PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - National Politics
Tuesday, 05 September 2006 22:42

Jim Hightower is less an activist or strategist than a cheerleader.

Reader issue #597 Even now - when the Republican and Democratic parties are virtually indistinguishable, when the executive branch of the federal government has curtailed civil liberties in the name of national security with little opposition from Congress, and when popular sentiment seems to have little power in Washington - the Texan finds plenty of silver linings.

 
In the Wake of Defeat, Progressives Organize in the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - National Politics
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 18:00
These days, “organization” is a word on the lips of Quad Cities political activists opposed to America’s increasingly conservative direction. And some of the organizing is happening outside the two major parties.

 
Candidate Statements for the November 2 Election PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - National Politics
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Tuesday, 26 October 2004 18:00
The River Cities’ Reader asked candidates in contested Scott and Rock Island county races – from people running from U.S. Senate to county offices – a simple question: “Compare yourself to and contrast yourself with your opponent(s) in terms of your respective positions on the issues you think will be most important during the next term of the office you’re seeking.

 
Putting the Election in Perspective PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - National Politics
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Tuesday, 26 October 2004 18:00
Last week, the River Cities’ Reader assembled a small group of citizens and community leaders from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the November 2 election. The goal wasn’t to talk about specific candidates or races but to put the election in a local context: What do federal, state, and local races mean to the Quad Cities? The discussion lasted more than an hour, and what follows is a transcript.

 
Positions for U.S. House of Representatives (Iowa seat) and U.S. Senate (Illinois seat) PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - National Politics
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Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:00
1) Would should the role of Congress be in the country’s current standoff with Iraq? If the U.S. does enter an armed conflict, how should the country finance the war effort? Ann Hutchinson (Democratic Candidate for U.

 
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