A former Iowa Democratic lawmaker’s message to candidates in rural areas

Former State Representative John Whitaker is the executive director of Rural Forward, an organization formed last month to promote progressive…

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How three new activists got involved in Scott County

Guest posts on local political happenings are welcome at Bleeding Heartland. -promoted by desmoinesdem In the last year, we have…

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GOP law fails to break Iowa’s largest public-sector unions

One of the most transparent union-busting provisions of Iowa’s new collective bargaining law has failed to significantly reduce the number…

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Hey Democrats: Where’s our leadership?

Democratic volunteer Jonathan Wilder feels Iowa party leaders haven’t been welcoming enough to young activists who could help change our…

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Weekend thread: Trump sabotaging health insurance markets, signups

President Donald Trump promised in January to replace the Affordable Care Act with a plan to provide “insurance for everybody”…

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Alec Baldwin lending a hand to Iowa Democrats

Iowa will be an early destination for Alec Baldwin as he tries to boost Democratic prospects in next year’s midterm…

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We are not the ones we were waiting for

Laura Hubka explains why she recently stepped back from local and state leadership roles in the Iowa Democratic Party, after…

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First Annual Polk County Steak Fry

Many thanks to Stefanie Running for covering this event and taking wonderful pictures. -promoted by desmoinesdem The Day Zeus must…

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1st Annual Polk County Steak Fry 2017

Many thanks to Stefanie Running for covering this event and taking wonderful pictures. -promoted by desmoinesdem The Day Zeus must…

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Seven more pitches for seven Iowa Democratic candidates for governor

To all the Democrats who want to hear directly from each contender in the Iowa governor’s race before deciding how…

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