Entries Tagged as 'February 2008'

Ed Fallon for Congress: The Interview

February 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Ed Fallon speaks with the Progressive at his campaign headquarters office on January 28. (photo: Gavin Aronsen/The Progressive) On his shift to national politics… Well, I had thought about where I could most make a difference in the world, and I spent a long time thinking about that because, personally, I like being in Iowa. [...]

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Ed Fallon for Congress?: The Evolution of a Grassroots Activist

February 1st, 2008 · 4 Comments

April 11, 2005. The day seemed like any ordinary Monday as a senior at Ankeny High School. I stumbled half-asleep through the crowded halls from class to class on autopilot, Pavlovian-conditioned to the muffled chimes of the artificial bell heard all-too infrequently over the PA. There was that inescapable fog of mild depression hovering about [...]

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Pole 101: A Night at Dangerous Curves

February 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Let’s get the journalist up here!” The girls giggle as I climb onto the quiet stage. Of course, I’m wearing my reindeer sweater and argyle socks. It soon becomes apparent that pole dancing isn’t my forte. As instructed by the platinum blonde manager, Alex*, I wrap my right leg around the pole and brace myself [...]

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Why Listen in When There’s Nothing to Hear?

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I have to admit that when I saw the recent report on Fox News that the FBI was wiretapping the turned-off cell phone microphones of suspected mafia members, I was a bit surprised. No, not that the government would be spying on its own citizens; rather, I was surprised at its competence in doing it. [...]

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Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing Who Say, “Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing”

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

As the graph below shows, “Afghanistan” is back, “taxes” is big, “terrorism” is bigger, “Iraq” looms biggest, and “Earth” makes a brief appearance, says hi to a couple of people, then takes off. Another popular word in Bush’s final State of the Union Address on January 28 was the word “trust”. Early in his speech [...]

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Industrial Trends

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

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The Ames Progressive Gets Serious, Gets Organized, Gets an Office, Makes an Offer

February 1st, 2008 · 8 Comments

Since our last issue was published, we have undergone a few developments that we want to bring to the attention of our readers. The first is our establishment of non-profit status for the Ames Progressive. The directors of this non-profit organization will never earn any profits from our activities and 100 percent of the funding [...]

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A Conversation with Selden Spencer

February 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

The following is the full transcript of the Progressive‘s interview with Selden Spencer. An abbreviated version appeared in the print version of Issue 2.4 as “A Quickie with Selden Spencer.” Selden Spencer is a neurologist from Huxley who works at McFarland Clinic in Ames. In 2006, he challenged Republican Congressman Tom Latham in Iowa’s 4th [...]

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The Dynamic of One

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

For myself and many other zealous contemporary followers of the NBA, his Airness Michael Jordan punctured the mythology of sport with immeasurable drive documented by six symbolic trophies, countless highlights, and a name so ubiquitous in 21st century commercialism that his Fortune 500 image transcends his athletic merit. A more seasoned student of the league [...]

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The Late King and the Challenge of Economic Justice

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

On January 24, Iowa State University held its annual birthday celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Mary R. Sawyer delivered the following speech at the celebration. Sawyer participated in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and has studied Dr. King’s work extensively. She is the [...]

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