Tales from the Uni-Potty: The Morning Constitutional - Cartoon by Ed Newmann

Our February issue provides stories, information, data, and timelines, in the spirit of traditional journalism. Thanks goes to the authors' commitment to rational dissemination of facts instead of emotion-triggering, unproductive opining sans relative details necessary to actually inform the articles, let alone reliable sources for what little factual information might be sprinkled here and there.

Uncle Scam's First Amendment Jeopardy J6 Wheel of Misfortune Cartoon by Ed Newmann Jan 2024

On January 6, 2021, there was no “insurrection.” This is evidenced in part because three years later no charge or indictment of “insurrection” has been filed against anyone, including Trump.

Scott County Iowa Board of Supervisors Committee of the Whole Meeting Nov 21.2023

For 30 years, the Reader has memorialized in print and online how nearly all local, state, and national legislators, staff within executive agencies, and jurists, regardless of political party, have epically failed in representing the electorates' interests and Constitutionally protected inalienable rights they swore to uphold as mandated by their oath of office.

Senator Grassley Letter to DOJ Biden Inquiry Oct 2023

On October 24, 2023, Iowa Senator Charles (Chuck) Grassley sent a demand letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Merrick Garland and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, instructing them to provide his Senate Committee on the Budget with all records and relevant information from an enumerated list of 15 items pertaining to the Biden family investigations into foreign entanglements and associated finances during the past five years. The deadline for AG Garland and Director Wray to respond is November 17, 2023.

Dogs need donated blood, too.

There are only a few things on this good Earth that can provide sustained joy – animals are at the top of the list, especially our family pets, whose instinctive sense of abundance is limitless, unconditional, and immediate.

There are various compassionate and generous efforts afoot in the Quad Cities that greatly alleviate animal suffering. Movers for Mutts is one of them, and as animals' families, guardians and stewards, we have an obligation to do all that we can to assist this worthy effort.

 I Vhant to Suck Your Speech! - River Cities' Reader Printed Edition Cover Art #1014 Ocotober 2023

A nexus of events culminated this summer in shocking reports, congressional hearing transcripts, and court rulings that have revealed just how far off the reservation the federal government really is relative to egregious, unlawful violations of hundreds of thousands of Americans' constitutionally protected First Amendment rights, especially Free Speech.

One could argue we’re in the business of critical infrastructure, and the most critical infrastructure is our cognitive infrastructure, so building that resilience to misinformation and disinformation, I think, is incredibly important.' – CISA Director Jen Easterly, November 10, 2021.”

The Quad Cities lost an unsung hero on August 15, 2023. Nathaniel Lee “Nate” Lawrence was born in 1942 and passed at his home in East Moline, Illinois. Many were surprised that he was 80 years old, as he was so vivacious and engaged up to the day he died.

Keep Calm and Don't Comply Without Informed Consent

Governments and health authorities, including the World Health Organization, are signaling plans to deploy new emergency health mitigations this fall, including resurrecting the old failures such as masks, social distancing, remote working, and learning, no doubt invoking a new health emergency, claiming to combat SARS-CoV-2 variants and the spread of COVID-19.

The NY Times reports that police may view you as a domestic terrorist if you have an unusual number

“There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is a dangerous activity.” – Hannah Arendt Get ready for the next phase of the government’s war on thought crimes: mental health round-ups and involuntary detentions.

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