An Evening at the Holiday Inn Ballroom

Mark Dumont/Wikimedia Commons John Guandolo is a former FBI agent who resigned in disgrace over a series of ethical violations…

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Downtown Des Moines Has a Discrimination Problem

JoshWest.com/Wikimedia Commons I live in one of those fancy apartments that they’re having trouble filling up downtown. A couple months…

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Iowa’s No. 1 State Ranking Is a Cruel Joke

Republican Governors Association/Facebook On Tuesday, the day before Iowa Senate Republicans passed a massively unaffordable, billion-dollar tax cut and another…

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School Deform in Iowa: A Historic and Present Danger

Dear Governor Branstad, I think it would be good if Iowa had school vouchers. It doesn’t seem fair that if…

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Scumbag Grassley — January 9, 2018

Sam Locke Ward is an artist and lifelong Iowan. As a cartoonist and musician he has a created a fairly…

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Chickens in the Yard

A few weeks ago, a group I founded was scheduled to go before the Boone City Council to ask for…

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Challenging Boone’s Established Pecking Order

Dean for Mayor/Facebook Years ago I moved to Boone (I’ve lived between Ames and Boone all my life) and one…

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The Most Important Legislation of My Lifetime

Scott Galindez/Facebook Editor’s note: Scott Galindez was a progressive journalist who came to Iowa to cover Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid.…

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Criminal Justice Reform Advocate Compares Kim Reynolds to MLK Jr., JFK

IowaPolitics.com/Flickr A fawning column published last Tuesday in the Des Moines Register by the director of a national criminal justice…

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