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The Horrors of Tyson

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On December 21, 2020
ProPublica is a gem. Their reporters continually produce perhaps the best investigative journalism in America. Today’s drop is a maddening deep dive in Tyson’s utter indifference to the workers dropping dead like flies from COVID-19 in its Waterloo, Iowa plant. It’s the must read of the day. In an apartment on the west side of […]

Just a Fun Side Bet

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On November 18, 2020

Good lord: A wrongful death lawsuit tied to COVID-19 infections in a Waterloo pork processing plant alleges that during the initial stages the pandemic, Tyson Foods ordered employees to report for wor

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How Union Busting Works in Iowa

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On October 31, 2020
When Republicans won control over all branches of government in Iowa, they passed one of the strongest anti-union laws in the country. Not only did the state go right-to-work, which would be bad enough. Not only did it force public sector unions to have votes every year in order to see if workers wanted to […]

Pre-Caucus Points

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On February 3, 2020

I have been almost totally silent on the blog about the presidential primary. But I will say the following: After tonight, I can forget Iowa exists. Thank God. This process of selecting a presidential

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End Ag-Gag Laws

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On January 13, 2019
One of the worst things about modern America are ag-gag laws, passed in many states over the past decade to keep undercover animal rights reporters from finding out and publicizing the abuse to animals that take place in factory feeding operations. I talked about these a good bit in Out of Sight. If it becomes […]

A Big Announcement

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On January 25, 2018

My blogging has been extremely light since the first of the year due to a long research trip in Boise and then driving across the country. I was in Iowa yesterday. It was obviously for one reason. Eat

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When Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Republicans pushed through their draconian anti-public union law, one of the ways they succeeded is to cleave the police and firefighter unions off of the other public sector unions. This is the also the plan in Iowa. But the Iowa cops and firefighters aren’t going to play the patsy, […]
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