A Call to Cultivators

The reaction from the National Corn Growers Association to a recent Bud Light ad depicting the inclusion of corn syrup as a negative recipe...

Why Does the Des Moines Register Publish Joel Kurtinitis’ Dishonest Musings on Racism?

Last week, the Des Moines Register joined the Sioux City Journal, Ames Tribune, Fort Dodge Messenger, and prominent GOP lawmakers including Liz Cheney and...

Dakota Access Pipeline Lion Underestimates Iowa Lambs

For those who feel Big Oil always gets its way, think again. In a battle of Lamb vs. Lion (read on and you’ll see...

Counting Down to the Election, a Daily Quote Highlighting Steve King’s Extreme Views

For most of his years as an Iowa congressman, Steve King was not someone to whom I paid much attention. That changed a few...

Book Review: The Fall of Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin looms large in today’s political discourse. For Donald Trump, Wisconsin holds double importance: It was both a key turning point in...

Robert Ray and the Lost Soul of the Iowa Republican Party

In 1975, an ethnic minority group in Southeast Asia called the Tai Dam made an urgent appeal for asylum to governors in 30 states....
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Register Columnist: Lawmaker Who Yelled N-Word on TV Wasn’t Being Racist

“Why is the n-word the only remaining curse word?” Joel Kurtinitis, a former staffer on Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign and a Des Moines...

An Evening at the Holiday Inn Ballroom

John Guandolo is a former FBI agent who resigned in disgrace over a series of ethical violations including an affair with a confidential source...

Downtown Des Moines Has a Discrimination Problem

I live in one of those fancy apartments that they’re having trouble filling up downtown. A couple months ago, many of my neighbors began...

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

On Tuesday, the day before Iowa Senate Republicans passed a massively unaffordable, billion-dollar tax cut and another bill that would outlaw virtually all abortions...