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“Republicans Need To Get Their Party Back From Trump,” October 20, 2016

http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/2016/10/republicans-need-to-get-their-party.html Republicans Need to Get Their Party Back From Trump Nicholas Johnson Iowa City Press-Citizen, October 20, 2016, p. A7 Iowa’s statewide and congressional elected officials — Gov. Terry Branstad, U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, and U.S. Reps. … Continue reading

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“Iowa’s Top Republicans’ Major Mistake,” October 13, 2016

http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/2016/10/iowas-top-republicans-major-mistake.html Iowa’s Top Republicans’ Major Mistake Iowa’s statewide and congressional elected officials — Governor Terry Branstad, U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, and Members of Congress Rod Blum, David Young, and Steve King – are doing great harm to … Continue reading

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“Law, Social Norms and Trump,” October 2, 2016

http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/2016/10/law-social-norms-and-trump.html “That’s not nice. Next” When I was a very young boy, and my mother was making a meal, or otherwise engaged, I’m told she’d turn to anyone handy and say, “Go find Nicky; see what he is doing and … Continue reading

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“Donald Trump’s Barrel of Squirrels,” September 25, 2016

http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/2016/09/donald-trumps-barrel-of-squirrels.html How Does The Donald Do It? Why do you watch sports on television? It’s the only thing thathappens on television. It actually occurs; that’s why you can’t stop watching it. Trump occurs. That’s why we can’t take our eyes … Continue reading

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“First Thoughts on 911 — 15 Years Later,” September 11, 2016

http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/2016/09/first-thoughts-on-911-15-years-later.html From 1998 through 2001 I added to my law school teaching and research obligations the tasks of a local school board member — plus an every-two-week column on K-12 issues in the local paper. As it happened, the final … Continue reading

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“At Last, the Agnostic, Insomniac, Dyslexic Answer,” September 10, 2016

http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/2016/09/at-last-agnostic-insomniac-dyslexic.html Is There Really a Dog? For years, agnostic, insomniac, dyslexics have been losing sleep at night, awake and wondering whether or not there really is a dog. This morning, one of our nation’s very finest cartoonists, Dan Piraro, the … Continue reading

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“Trump Might Not Be Blundering in Race,” September 9, 2016

Trump Might Not Be Blundering in Race Nicholas Johnson Iowa City Press-Citizen, September 9, 2016, p. A7 Donald Trump says we don’t understand him. “These politicians, they don’t know me. They don’t understand me.” He’s right. Politicians, reporters and voters … Continue reading

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“Labor Day for All,” September 4, 2016

http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/2016/09/labor-day-for-all-2016.html United We Bargain Divided We Beg NOTE: This blog essay was first posted September 2, 2014 — the day after Labor Day that year. It seems even more applicable today, prior to the September 5, 2016, Labor Day Picnic … Continue reading

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“Our Revolution: Yes; But First Some Questions,” August 31, 2016

http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/2016/08/our-revolution-yes-but-first-some.html Following Bernie Sanders Almost Anywhere [NOTE: Since writing this, the Web site Support Progressives has been brought to my attention. It creatively addresses many of the questions and concerns about Our Revolution discussed, below, in the sections on “Candidate … Continue reading

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“The Doping Dilemma,” August 17, 2016

http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-doping-dilemma.html Should Sports Allow Drugs that Enhance Performance? Nicholas Johnson The Gazette, August 17, 2016, p. 5A I’m not proud to say it. It was the 1960s. Illegal drugs were everywhere. I was a young lawyer, living as a hippie-public … Continue reading

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